Religious congregation organizes youth camp

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MANILA, Feb. 14, 2013—In line with the celebration of the Pilgrimage of the relic (heart) of St. Camillus de Lellis in the Philippines on the occasion of the 400th year anniversary of his death, the St. Camillus College Seminary is organizing an overnight youth camp this coming February 23-24 at their campus in Marikina City.

Themed “The Journey of the Heart: Miloy Huwaran ng Kabataang Pinoy—Camillian Youth Camp 2013”, the camp aims the youth ministry to imbibe the Christian value of suffering, a positive appreciation and closeness with sick brethrens and exemplifies the founder’s legacy as patron of the sick.

Fr. Rodel Enriquez, MI, who serves as youth camp coordinator is inviting members of parish youth ministries, student organizations and religious communities to attend the camp.

The event’s activities include a series of talks and group sharing, a skit presentation on the life of St. Camillus, veneration of his relic, a youth walk and a Eucharistic Celebration.

A minimal registration fee of P150.00 to cover the cost of the souvenir shirt, snacks and breakfast will be asked from participants.

For more information about the camp, anyone may contact the Camillians at (02) 941-5194 to 95, 0917-8038241 or email at sccsmarikina@yahoo.com /www.facebook.com/TheCamiilians.

St. Camillus de Lellis is the patron of the sick and is also known as the patron of nurses, doctors and hospitals.

In 1591, he founded the Order of the Ministers of the Infirm (known as the Camillians), which continue to serve the poor and the sick in 42 countries around the world including the Philippines. (Jandel Posion)

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