Friday, July 20, 2012

Muñequitos Monasticos: Camillians

The Order of the Ministers to the Sick, formally the Clerks Regular Ministers to the Sick or the Fathers of a Good Death, but more commonly known as the Camillians. They were founded by St. Camillus de Lellis in the 16th century. They minister to the sick, dying, poor, elderly and suffering, they were the original Red Cross, historically working in battles, epidemics and other disasters. They can be found all over the world in 34 countries over 5 continents.

Below I have each of the habits used by the Camillians represented.

As I pointed out in the post preceding this one, there is a scapular associated with the Camilians, the Scapular of the Blessed Virgin Mary "Help of the Sick".

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