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.

Courtesy: Radioangelous

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