St. Camillus Ashram


History and Background

Snehakiran (Ray of Love) is a partnering endeavour of Camillians and the Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI). Snehakiran was originally an HIV/AIDS care project of Camillians at Eluru, which began in December 2004. Later, this project had to be stopped due to various reasons. When a decision was made regarding this partnership endeavour, the same name was given to it. This 65-bed Community Care Centre for PLHIV was opened on June 12, 2008. It is envisaged as a referral Centre for the Community Care Centers in Andhra Pradesh. Snehakiran was erected as a religious community in 2010. It focuses on counseling support to patients and their families, treatment of HIV-related opportunistic infections, palliative care for those in the end-stages of the illness and comprehensive community-based continuum of care.


To provide comprehensive healthcare for all with a preferential option for the people infected and affected with HIV/AIDS


To fill the gaps in the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment scenario in India and become a voice of advocacy of the Church and its HIV/AIDS interventions by being a referral and nodal centre caring for PLHIV

Fr. Shiju, Superior & Director

Fr. Jaison Kannamkulathil, Administrator
Bro.Madhu, Member

St. Camillus Ashram
Yellampet, Athvelli (PO),
Telangana, India – 501401

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

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