July 14 - Saint Camillus de Lellis

 

His father was a marquis and a military man and Camillus de Lellis’ followed in his footsteps. He led a bohemian lifestyle and lost everything to his gambling addiction. Homeless, Camillus was welcomed by the Capuchins Friars; he converted and joined the order. He later became a volunteer and together with St. Philip Neri, founded the Ministers of the Sick (the Camellians). He was ordained a priest and dedicated the rest of his life to caring for the sick and forsaken.

Do you need to be shaken in order to turn to God? In what ways do you read the events in your life as callings from God?

 

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