Saint Camillus 14KT Gold Round Medal
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St. Camillus, also known as Camillus de Lellis; Camillo de Lellis was the son of an officer, he lost his mother at the young age, and spent his youth as a soldier. He was a tall man and powerfully built, but suffered all his life from abscesses on his feet. Because of a gambling problem, Camillus lost so much that he had to take a job working construction on a building owned by the Capuchins order. He was converted by the Capuchins, and enter their noviate three times, unfortunately due to a nagging leg injury, each time forced him to give up.He went to Rome for medical treatment where Saint Philip Neri became his priest and confessor. He moved into San Giacomo Hospital for the incurable, and eventually became its administrator. Lacking education, he began to study with children when he was 32 years old. Priest. Founded the Congregation of the Servants of the Sick (the Camellians) who, naturally, care for the sick both in hospital and home. The order expanded with houses in several countries. Camillus honored the sick as living images of Christ, and hoped that the service he gave them did penance for his wayward youth. Reported to have the gifts of miraculous healing and prophecy.