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.
Fr. Baby Ellickal is the Vicar Provincial of the Ministers of the Infirm, India
Fr. Bijoy Kuliraniyil is the the secretary and the Vice Provincial Bursar
Fr. Sojan Koonanickal is appointed in charge of Community & Spiritual Life.
Formation & Vocation Promotion will be guided by Fr. Jaison Narikuzhiyil.
Fr. Siby Kaitharan is appointed in charge of Ministry.
11th March 2015
25th April 2015
Visit of Rev.Fr.General
17th April 2015
13th March 2015
20th March 2015
25th March 2015
Kashmir Relief Activities
16th December 2014
CTF in collaboration with CARITAS India began the first phase read more
II Phase of Uttarakhand Relief Activities
16th December 2014
As part of the II phase of relief to the Uttarakhand read more
CTF Volunteers for Ebola Mission
8th December 2014
CTF team began its Ebola Mission read more
Blessing of New Shrine of St.Camillus
2nd February 2015
Manathavady: a Shrine in honor of St. Camillus De Lellis
Vocation Camp at Manathavady
December 27th and 28th
Vocation camp was conducted at St.Camillus Minor seminary
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 are our Lords and Masters. Hospitals are the mystical vineyard of the Lord. St.Camillus de Lellis read more
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
The Heart of St. Camillus de Lellis