Sunday, March 18, 2012

“Camilo was a beacon of radiant light”

Mexico (18-03-2012).- Funeral rites for Father Camilo Maccise were celebrated yesterday at the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, La Sabatina, Mexico City. Father Enrique Castro, Provincial Superior of Mexico, presided over the Eucharist. Those present included the family of Father Camilo; members of the Carmelite family; and many representatives of other religious orders, congregations, and laity.

In his homily, Enrique Castro referred to Father Camilo as a great traveler who took the Gospel message to all the corners of the earth and who on this occasion began the definitive journey to the Father’s bosom. The Mexican Provincial noted that “Camilo was a beacon of radiant light that illuminated many persons – friars, nuns, religious from numerous congregations, and laity – with his wisdom, mental clarity, and intelligence, always inspired by the teachings of Christ.”

A teacher to many generations of religious, “Camilo Maccise always placed great importance on helping each person follow his or her vocation; he left many writings to help religious renew fidelity to their calling, but he also always valued in a significant way the vocation of the laity,” affirmed Castro.

In his address Father Enrique remembered the pleasant manner, disposition for dialogue, and conciliatory and simple character that adorned the life of Father Camilo. “All our dear Father Camilo’s life was gift to Carmel and the Church,” he remarked.

On ending the homily, the Father Provincial noted that words could not adequately express the greatness of the life of Father Camilo Maccise, and he invited those present to approach his abundant written works as a legacy for all Christians of today.


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