It was a day of jubilation for the Holy Catholic Church, Camillian Order and specially Camillians in India as Dn. Jaison Kannamkulathil was ordained as priest by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Pamplany of Thalassery Diocese at St. Theresa’s Church, on 06 January, 2022 at 9:30 am.
A medical doctor in south India has left his lucrative career to follow the Divine Healer. Dr Thomas Xavier Kidangan of the state of Kerala was ordained a priest for the Order of the Ministers of the Infirm (MI), popularly known as the Camillians, on January 1.
Thomas had the desire to be a priest and a doctor from his early childhood. It was during his medical studies that he finally discerned his vocation to offer himself completely to the Lord. He then began searching for a congregation that would help him serve the sick as a doctor. It was Rev. Dr. Mathew Abraham C.Ss.R., a Redemptorist priest, who introduced him to the congregation.
By Divine Providence, Thomas then happened to read the biography of St Camillus de Lellis, the Founder and Patron of the Order. In 2015, he joined the minor seminary. Jesus Youth, an International Catholic movement, also played an important role in Fr. Thomas’ vocation journey.
He was ordained by Archbishop Andrews Thazhath of Thrissur Archdiocese at St Joseph’s church, Punkunnam. Fr. Thomas adopted the Camillian congregation’s motto of ‘Preach the Gospel, Heal the Sick’ as his adage.
It was a day of jubilation for the Holy Catholic Church, Camillian Order and specially Camillians in India as Dn. Deepu Vallooran was ordained as priest by His Excellency Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath,
Bishop of Mandya at St. Mary’s Church, Gudalur on 29 Dec, 2021 at 9:30 am.
Ordination to Diaconate of
Bro. Kannamkulathil Jaison
Bro. Kidangan Thomas
Bro. Valloran Abin ( Deepu )
was held tomorrow on 9th June 2021 Wednesday, 6pm at Snehadaan Chapel, Bengaluru.
The ordination to Diaconate was conferred by
Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath,
Bishop of Mandya.
In diaconal ordination the candidate is appointed to a special service within the sacrament of Holy Orders. For he represents Christ as the one who came, “not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mt. 20:28). In the liturgy of ordination we read: “As a minister of the Word, of the altar, and of charity, the DEACON will make himself a servant to all.”
On the same occasion
Bro. Abin Kettupurakkal
Bro. Sumesh Kuruthukulangara
Bro. Jestin Vellathottathil
Bro. Albin Munjnanattu
received the Ministries of Karoya and Heupadiakna.
We extend our prayers and blessings to our brothers.
By means of Perpetual Profession, the religious commits himself to live in total surrender of his whole being to God according to the way of life indicated in the Constitutions. God accepts his offering through the ministry of the Church, and He consecrates his chosen one for Himself and places him in a state of belonging and of more intimate communion with Him with a new and specific title.
Camillian religious after proper examination of their life and the desire to follow the evangelical counsels and the constitutions of the Order commit their whole life in the service of God and the Church. This commitment is explicitly carried out by service the sick brothers and sisters.
It was a great day of Joy for the camillians in India and the Order as whole that Bros. Abin, Jaison and Thomas made a decision to follow Jesus in the Order of the Ministers of the Infirm. This great event took place on 25th May 2021 at St. camillus provincialate, Bangalore with the minimum attendance and properly following the covid protocol prescribed by the state.
Religious Vows: Committing To Life And Love
Religious vows are sacred promises. They reflect a life orientation and profound loving commitment. After a period of formation (click here to find out more about becoming a religious) members of religious communities, Sisters, Brothers and those becoming Religious Priests, publicly profess such vows of poverty, celibate chastity and obedience. Religious vows joyfully free a person to live for God and through that first love to serve others with love and to witness to God’s faithfulness, compassion and care for all.
27 of our temporary Professed members renewed their vows. For the Order of the Ministers of the Infirm, the Fourth Vow, that is the vow along with the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, to serve the sick with total commitment at the risk of one’s life, represents the special feature of their particular style of consecrated religious life. For Camillians serving the sick is the ‘locus theologicus’ where it fulfils and expresses its identity as a community of men consecrated to God and entrusted with mission of establishing the Kingdom as a means of salvation for all the sick.
Ordination to Priesthood
It was a day of jubilation for the Holy Catholic Church, Camillian Order and specially Camillians in India as Dn. Tinto was ordained as priest by His Excellency Mar. Jose Porunnedam, the Bishop of Mananthavady Diocese at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Church, Kaniyaram, Mananthvady on 08th Sep, 2020 at 9:30 am. And the first Holy Mass was celebrated on the same day following the Covid-19 protocol.
Inauguration of the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019. The EMM is inaugurated by Bro. Madhu and Fr. Jaison at St. Camillus Province. We’re called to transcend the national boundaries, bearing witness with prophetic spirit and evangelical boldness; We are called to be missionaries and proclaim the Good News with a sense of apostolic zeal, deep sense of missionary spirit, vitality and charity. This missionary mandate touches us personally; every baptised man and woman is a mission
We have decided to celebrate a Year of Vocation in our Province from 8th December 2019 to 8th December 2020. In this connection, we have prepared a logo and special prayers for the same. It is also an occasion to pray for our own vocation and pray for more vocations to our Order and Catholic Church. Provincial and his Council have formed a committee comprised of Fr. LijoPattathil, Fr. Sebastian Thundathil, Fr. Teji Anickattuvayalil, Fr. JofreeNakkuzhikkattu, Fr. Bobin Thomas, Fr. MithunBisoi, Fr. Christopher Surin, Bro. AbinVallooran and Bro. Thomas Kidangan to organize the different activities. The Year of Camillian Vocation was officially declared on 8th December 2019 by Rev. Fr. Laurent Zoungrana, the Vicar General of the Order of the Ministers of the Infirm, during the Holy Eucharistic celebration held at St. Camillus Provincialate, Bengaluru. The committee has come up with different themes for each month and also have prepared a monthly planner to celebrate it effectively and meaningfully.
The Provincial Chapter 2020 began on 2nd February 2020 with an hour of prayer with Lauds andthe Eucharistic Adoration led by novices and the novice master. A half day spiritual recollection guided by Fr. Anton Paul SDB on being Good Samaritans followed. The formal commencement of the Chapter began at 2.30 pm with a prayer followed by the opening address of the Provincial Superior, Fr. Baby Ellickal at the end of which he declared the provincial chapter 2020 open.