Camillus of Lellis, Saint Medal, Patron Saint Hospice and Palliative Care, Fathers of "Good Death"

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   Franciscan Order Capuchins, Miracle Worker & Prophet, Fathers of "Good Death"

     Camillus lived in the 16th century and was admired for his great height ( 6'6” ) and physical strength. His body’s physique caused Camillus to constantly suffer from foot abscesses. He became a gambling addict and manual laborer who found his way to the Franciscan Orders of Capuchins. A persistent leg injury left him unable to perform many duties. He went to Rome to get help and he became a follower of Saint Philip Neri, who guided Camillus to be a hospital worker. Camillus was a primary caregiver to the sick and incurable. He devoted his life to caring for those who were dying. If living today, Camillus would be known as a doctor of palliative and hospice care. In his time, Camillus was known rather simply, and remarkably, as one of the “Fathers of Good Death.” He is said to have been a Miracle Worker and Prophet. Camillus died of natural causes, probably in what would now be known as an olden day hospice, located in Genoa, Italy. He was declared a saint in the 18th century by Pope Benedict XIV. Later, in 1886, Saint Camillus was declared “Patron of the Sick” by Pope Leo XIII.      

    Your order includes our vibrant one-of-a-kind hand-painted saint medal, a silver necklace, keychain clasp, or Sterling Silver chain (your choice!), the story of Saint Camillus in greeting card format, a felt pouch for safekeeping, unique prayer cards from Rome, Italy, an extra envelope for easy mailing or gifting and a money back guarantee, “No Questions Asked.”  Rob and stand by their work product. The stories are sometimes embellished, paraphrased, or updated, but overall, they retain the theme presented at canonization or veneration.

A 3mm, 18" unisex Sterling Silver chain may be purchased for an additional cost. Each Sterling Silver chain will be 18" in length unless otherwise specified.