Book of Saints – Camillus de Lellis

[Saint Camillus de Lellis]Article

CAMILLUS DE LELLIS (Saint) (July 14) (17th century) A native of the Abruzzi in Southern Italy, born A.D. 1550, who after some years of a worldly life, strove to enter the Franciscan Order, but ultimately found his vocation in the service of the sick. With this in view he formed a pious association, of which the members worked in the Hospital of the Incurables in Rome. This later developed into a Religious Order, and was approved as such in 1591. Saint Camillus, who had been ordained priest by Thomas Goldwell of Saint Asaph, the last of the old English Bishops, despite his own sufferings from a painful malady, persevered in the service of the sick and dying till his death in 1614 at the age of sixty-four. He was canonized A.D. 1746, and by Leo XIII declared a Patron Saint of the infirm.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Camillus de Lellis”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 September 2012. Web. 11 December 2018. <>