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. Lijo Pattathil

    Vicar Provincial & The Secretariat of Formation

    The Secretariat of Formation

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  • Fr. Bijoy Kuliraniyil

    Secretary for Finance

    Fr. Bijoy Kuliraniyil is the the Provincial Bursar

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  • Fr. Jaison Narikuzhiyil

    The secretariat of Community and Spiritual life: Fr.Jaison Narikuzy

    The secretariat of Community and Spiritual life: Fr.Jaison Narikuzy

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  • Fr. Biju Kizhakarakattu

    The Secretariat of Ministry and Mission:

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UP COMING EVENTS view all >>

  • Commemoration of Martyrs of Charity

    25th May, 2018

    Commemoration of Martyrs of Charity

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  • Temporary and Perpetual Profession

    25th May, 2018

    Temporary and perpetual Profession

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  • Feast of Visitation

    31st May, 2018

    Visit of Blessed Mother to Elizebeth

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  • Birthday: Fr. Biju E.

    7th July, 2018

  • Birthday: Fr. Suresh

    14th July, 2018

  • Birthday : Fr. Antony

    15th July, 2018

St. Camillus: Saint of the Red Cross

St. Camillus: Saint of the Red Cross I

23rd December 2016

story of St. Camillus I read more

St.Camillus: A Humble Brother II

24th December 2016

Camillus returned to the monastery read more

St.Camillus: The Priest III

25th December 2016

Reassured by the miracle of the Crucifix read more

St.Camillus: Advocate of the Poor IV

26th December 2016

The Red Cross of the Ministers read more

Heart of St.Camillus V

27th December 2016

He lived the last six months read more

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

Red Cross and Sore Leg: Drama I

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