Society of the order of st camillus : camillians

The Order of the Ministers of the Infirm began in August 1582 when its Founder Camillus de Lellis had an inspiration to create a group of pious and good men who would serve the sick voluntarily and out of love for God, with the same love a mother has for her only sick child. In 1586, this group obtained the approval of Pope Sixtus V, and in 1591 Pope Gregory XIV gave it the status of an Order with the name ‘Order of the Ministers of the Infirm’, a name chosen by the Founder to indicate that his members should have Christ as their model, who said ‘I have not come to be served, but to serve and to give life’.

Today the Ministers of the Infirm are known throughout the world as Camillians. This Order is made up of priests and brothers who as religious have the same rights and obligations. The priests work mainly in the sphere of spiritual care for the sick and the brothers provide physical care. Besides the common three vows, the members of the Order take a fourth vow to serve the poor sick, even when they are infectious, even at the risk to their own lives. Faithful to this commitment, hundreds of Camillians have died serving the sick infected with plague.

province team

  • Fr. Baby Ellickal

    The Provincial

    Fr. Baby Ellickal is the Provincial of the Ministers of the Infirm, India

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  • Fr. Jaison Narikuzhiyil

    Vicar Provincial

    Fr. Jaison Narikuzhiyil is the the secretary for formation

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  • Fr. Bijoy Kuliraniyil

    Secretary for Finance

    Fr. Bijoy Kuliraniyil is the the Provincial Bursar

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  • Fr. Siby Kaitharan

    Secretary for Ministry

    Fr. Siby Kaitharan is the Secretary for Ministry

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  • Fr. Sojan Koonanickal

    Secretary for Community & Spiritual Life

    Fr. Sojan Koonanickal is secretary for Community & Spiritual Life

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UP COMING EVENTS view all >>

  • Feast of the Assumption of Blessed Mary

    15th August, 2016

    Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

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  • World Youth Day

    12th August 2016

    World Youth Day

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  • Independence Day 2016

    16th July 2016

    Feast of Our lady of Mount Carmel

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  • Birthday: Fr. Shiju

    2nd December 2016

  • Birthday: Fr. Benny

    6th December 2016

  • Birthday: Fr. Vince

    10th December 2016

Reflections on Divine Mercy

Day 314: Mercy as a Strong Defense – September 29

29th Septmber 2016

Our Church sets before us many teachings read more

Day 313: Sleepless Nights – September 28

28th Septmber 2016

Some people feel deeply tormented read more

Day 312: True and Faithful Friends – September 27

2nd August 2016

We all encounter struggles in life. read more

Day 255: The “Blessing” of Sin – August 1

1st august 2016

When others do well, how do you react? read more

Day 254: Divinization – July 31

31st july 2016

Hearing the Voice of God read more

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Camillian Thoughts

  • Poor & Sick: St.Camillus Thoughts

    “The poor and the sick are the heart of God. In serving them, we serve Jesus the Christ.” St. Camillus De Lellis read more

  • Serving: St.Camillus Thoughts

    The sick we are serving will one day cause us to see the face of God. St. Camillus De Lellis read more

  • Sick

    Sick are our Lords and Masters. Hospitals are the mystical vineyard of the Lord. St.Camillus de Lellis read more

  • Heaven

    Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven. St. Camillus de Lellis read more

  • Commitment: St.Camillus Thoughts

    Commitment is doing what you said you would do, after the feeling you said it in has passed. Saint Camillus De Lellis read more

Camillian Video

The Heart of St. Camillus de Lellis

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