St. Camillus of Lellis

St. Camillus of Lellis was born in Italy in 1550. After an idle youth, he was converted by the Capuchins while doing construction work for them. He tried to enter the order, but a leg injury stopped him each time. St. Camillus later became an administrator of a hospital and a priest. The saint founded the Congregation of the Servants of the Sick (the Camellians) who care for the sick in their homes and in the hospital. St. Camillus, who died in 1614, is patron saint of sick people, hospitals and those who work at hospitals.

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Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.