St. Camillus Patron
St. Camillus is the patron saint of nurses and hospital
workers. He dedicated his life to caring for the sick
with no regard for his well-being. St. Camillus had
a difficult life even as a child. He was neglected by
his father and his mother died while he was still young.
St. Camillus became a soldier and became addicted to
gambling. He became destitute, he suffered chronic pain
from abscesses on his feet, and he had a volatile temper.
St. Camillus became a priest at 32 years old and founded
two monasteries dedicated to caring for the severely
ill and terminally ill. He nursed them in spite of his
own pain and suffering.
Today, many Christians give a St. Camillus medal to
nurses, doctors, or any type of hospital worker as a
symbol of the sacrifices they make for the patients
they care for. The St. Camillus pendant reminds them
to follow the example of St. Camillus, offering love,
kindness, and mercy to the ill people in their care.
Prayer to St. Camillus of Lellis Patron
Saint of Nurses and Hospital Workers
Most wonderful Saint Camillus, your compassion for the
sick and the dying led you to found the Servants of
the Sick. As the Patron of nurses and hospital workers,
infuse in them your compassionate spirit. Make hospitals
resemble the inn in Christ's Parable to which the Good
Shepherd brought the wounded man saying:
"Take care of him, and I will repay you for it."
Second prayer in the Novena to St.
St. Camillus, even as you spent your life in service
to the poor and the sick, your heart and mind were firmly
centered in the words of Jesus:
"Blessed are the merciful for mercy will be theirs."
You saw in the many poor and sick you cared for the
truth that God never abandons his people even in their
most difficult trials. Your hope in God's love was boundless.
In our own lives, we often find ourselves having nothing
and no one to count on. Often we are like the poor and
the sick you cared for. Through your intercession, we
pray that hope in God's love and mercy will be always
in our hearts. In fact, even now, we hope for God's
forgiveness of our sins, for His endless care and for
This we ask through Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Nurses
O my God, teach me to receive the sick in Thy Name.
Give to my efforts success for the glory of Thy holy
Name. It is Thy work: without Thee, I cannot succeed.
Grant that the sick Thou hast placed in my care may
be abundantly blessed, and not one of them be lost because
of any neglect on my part. Help me to overcome every
temporal weakness, and strengthen in me whatever may
enable me to bring joy to the lives of those I serve.
Give me grace, for the sake of Thy sick ones and of
those lives that will be influenced by them. Amen.
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silver pendants come with a 18" or 24"
chain. 14k gold chains can be purchased seperatley.