Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (Psalm) Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day. Glory be to the Father. Greater…
O God, Who didst endow St. Camillus with a special grace of charity for the relief of souls in their last agony: we beseech Thee by his merits, so to pour into our hearts the spirit of Thy love, that at the hour of our departing we may overcome the enemy and be found worthy to win the heavenly crown. Through our Lord.
Epistle – I John 3:13-18
Dearly beloved, wonder not if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not, abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in himself.
In this we have known the charity of God, because He hath laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. He that hath the substance of this world, and shall see his brother in need, and shall shut up his bowels from him, how doth the charity of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word nor in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgement. The law of his God is in his heart: and his steps shall not be supplanted.
Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in His commandments. Alleluia.
Gospel – John 15:12-16
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends, if you do the things that I command you. I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends; because all things whatsoever I have heard of My Father, I have made known to you.
You have not chosen Me but I have chosen you, and have appointed you, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.
In Thy strength, O Lord, the just man shall joy, and in Thy salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly: Thou hast given him his heart’s desire.
May the spotless Victim by which we renew the work of boundless love of our Lord Jesus Christ, be to us, O God, Father almighty, through the intercession of St. Camillus, a wholesome remedy against all infirmities of body and soul and a comfort and protection in our last agony. Through the same our Lord.
I was sick and you visited Me: Amen, amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these My least brethren, you did it to Me.
By this heavenly food which we have received with loving devotion, as we keep the solemn festival of holy Camillus, Thy Confessor, grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that at the hour of death we may be strengthened by Thy Sacraments and loosed from all sin, and thus be found worthy to be received rejoicing into the bosom of Thy mercy: Who livest and reignest.