The Order of St. Camillus has endured numerous setbacks and enjoyed great advancement over the course of its existence. Since its promotion to the status of a Religious Order in 1591, we have lost many of the men in our ministry to illness and plagues. There have also been times of tumultuous political disturbance, and even suppression of the Order. However, the Order of St. Camillus has survived … and grown stronger after meeting each adversity.
As you can see, the history of the Order of St. Camillus has met many hardships, but has persevered and stands as a strong and unified ministry to this day. The Order would not be what it is today, however, without the leadership of our founder, St. Camillus, and the sacrifice of the many martyrs who gave their lives for his cause.
Order of St. Camillus Historical Highlights (Click here for TimelinePDF.)