The Order of St. Camillus is a devout group of Roman Catholic men dedicated to caring for the sick, both in the United States and abroad. We follow in the footsteps of our Founder, Saint Camillus de Lellis. Over 400 years ago, St. Camillus encouraged his followers to love the sick as deeply and unconditionally as a mother loves her sick child. It’s still our mantra today.
The charism was given initially by God to the Founder, but it evolves, develops, and renews itself within the life of the Order founded by him. The charism of mercy towards the sick as Camillus understood it and as it is understood in our day is based on the following two pillars: