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St. Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest theologians in the history of the church, here focuses on the passion of Jesus Christ not only to redeem us but also to teach us.  Indeed, the cross exemplifies every virtue and teaches us all we have to know about Christian discipleship.  For the Feast of St. Thomas on January 28.

Why did the Son of God have to suffer for us? There was a great need, and it can be considered in a twofold way: in the first place, as a remedy for sin, and secondly, as an example of how to act.

It is a remedy, for, in the face of all the evils which we incur on account of our sins, we have found relief through the passion of Christ. Yet, it is no less an example, for the passion of Christ completely suffices to fashion our lives. Whoever wishes to live perfectly should do nothing but disdain what Christ disdained on the cross and desire what he desired, for the cross exemplifies every virtue. If you seek the example of love: Greater love than this no man has, than to lay down his life for his friends. Such a man was Christ on the cross. And if he gave his life for us, then it should not be difficult to bear whatever hardships arise for his sake.

If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth. Therefore Christ’s patience on the cross was great. In patience let us run for the prize set before us, looking upon Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith who, for the joy set before him, bore his cross and despised the shame.

If you seek an example of humility, look upon the crucified one, for God wished to be judged by Pontius Pilate and to die.

If you seek an example of obedience, follow him who became obedient to the Father even unto death. For just as by the disobedience of one man, namely, Adam, many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one man, many were made righteous.

If you seek an example of despising earthly things, follow him who is the King of kings and the Lord of lords, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Upon the cross he was stripped, mocked, spat upon, struck, crowned with thorns, and given only vinegar and gall to drink.

Do not be attached, therefore, to clothing and riches, because they divided my garments among themselves. Nor to honors, for he experienced harsh words and scourgings. Nor to greatness of rank, for weaving a crown of thorns they placed it on my head. Nor to anything delightful, for in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 2016

THE DAY UPON WHICH ST. CAMILLUS PROFESSED HIS VOWS IN 1591

THE KILLUCAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATED THIS GREAT EVENT BY INVITING OUR FRIENDS

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Bishop Peter Brignall, Bishop of Wrexham, with Fr. William Coleman, P.P. Rochfortbridge

 

 

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Let us pray for the coming of the Lord.

Come Lord Jesus

 

1st Baby born at St Camillus, Jinja Uganda

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Baby Girl was born at 9pm on Saturday 20 August 2016. All are well and everyone is happy.

A big thank you to all the Camillians, our Staff, Friends & Benfactors.

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Christine Nyamopuro and Baby girl. Both doing well. Dad too. Photos published with permission.

We have extended our hours from 8-5 to 24/7 in order to meet the requests of our female patients who have continuously expresesed their desire to give birth in our Health Centre rather than being referred on to other midwifery services when they had reached 5 months gestation; which had previously been the case. Having examined all options the Provincial Council in conjunction with the Ugandan Camillians has opted to increase our service in order to accomodate this happy event and please God, many more. A big thank to all our friends and benefactors. God bless you all. Fr Stephen

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AGM 2016

The participants at the AGM held in Killucan.

ST. CAMILLUS NURSING CENTRE, KILLUCAN, IRELAND

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Caring for Older people for 40 Years : 1976 - 2016

 

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UGANDA LATEST To see the latest on Uganda scroll down to the bottom of this page and check out the three short videos. The first shows a patient requesting more facilities from us. The second shows Fr Richard Lubaale(1st Ugandan Camillian) talking about the St Camillus Health Centre. The third shows the Provincial, Fr Stephen Foster talking briefly about the Centre and thanking by name the donors who have generously given us their donations for our Health work in this most deprived area. (Apologies for any transmission breaks.)

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FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 2015

The community celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with Mass and a community celebration  

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Bro Augustine, Fr. William Coleman (P.P. Rochfortbridge) & Bro. Camillus

 

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ST. CAMILLUS NURSING CENTRE - KILLUCAN - CO. WESTMEATH

St. Camillus Nursing Centre is seeking a highly motivated Staff Nurse to join our established team

Day and Night Rotation - Full Time 36 hours

A passion for older, vulnerable people and End of Life Care is essential

Good Communicator and Team Player

Could this be you? Please send your CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to arrange an informal visit

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WE MAINTAIN A WAITING LIST FOR LONG-TERM CARE

If you are interested please contact Bro. John O'Brien on 044-9374196 if you would like to make an appointment to discuss the possibility of place at St. Camillus, now or in the future

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CLICK HERE FOR LATEST UGANDA NEWS

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THE FEAST OF ST CAMILLUS 14th July 2015

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Fr Frank, Fr William Coleman (Parish Priest Rochfortbridge), Bro. Augustine, Bro Camillus and Fr. Tomy (in front) among those celebrating the Feast Day in Killucan

 

 Schermata 2013 06 28 alle 11.34.00

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Marie and Holly are regular visitors to the Nursing Centre in Killucan. Here they are with Eileen

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At St. Camillus Nursing Centre we have officially opened and blessed our Fourth Centenary Peace Garden which includes Sensory Plants, allowing the residents to smell, feel, hear, taste as well as see and enjoy different flowers and ever-greens 

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It was created to mark the Fourth Centenary of the death of St. Camillus

Click here for more pictures 

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BIOGRAPHY OF ST. CAMILLUS

 The 83 page booklet is post-card size with clear, black text

As well as the story of St. Camillus, it contains the Novena to St. Camillus and prayers used by the residents at St. Camillus Nursing Centre

AVAILABLE TO BUY FOR €3 FROM ST CAMILLUS KILLUCAN OR BY POST

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The total cost by post is

€6.60 for posting within Republic of Ireland

€7.60 for all other destinations including Northern Ireland

 Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to: Order of St Camillus

 Brother John O'Brien, MI, St. Camillus, Killucan, Co. Westmeath

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Fr Stephen in front of the almost completed Camillian Seminary at Kimaka, Jinja with Mr Philip, Site Manager

 Photo taken 12 March 2015. During the visit by the Provincial. Fr Stephen was able to see all of the latest developments at Kimaka and Jinja. The St. Camillus Health Centre is progressing well. We thank Dr Lilias Lamont for volunteering 4 weeks of her Paediatric sevices to our Health Centre. See Dr. Lilias' account of her experiences below.The Seminary will be completed by end of June and ready for the official opening in July. The Seminarians will then be able to transfer from their present accomodation in Jinja, which is in a dilapidated state, to this new Residence.

Click here to read Dr Lilias Lamont's account of her vountary work

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Dr Lilias at work.and see below

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 March 2015, the Provincial, Fr Stephen visited the confreres in Uganda some of the staff with Fr Stephen

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Frs Jofree, Johnson, Richard, Stephen & Biju

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Click here to read Pope Francis' Letter for World Day of the Sick 2015 

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Lillie (pictured below) and the Lay Camillian Family in Killucan prepared over 15 Christmas Hampers for those in need

A very big Thank You to everyone who contributed to our Annual Hamper Appeal 2014

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Ckick here for some new Christmas pictures from our Nursing Centre in Killucan

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His Eminence Cardinal Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Religious Life, visited Ireland in July to commemorate the IV Centenary of the death of St Camillus

The Cardinal celebrated Mass, together with Bishop Michael Smith of Meath, members of the Order and very many visitors, on the Feast of St Camillus on Sunday 13 July at St Camillus Nursing Centre

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Cardinal Braz de Aviz with Bishop Michael Smith of Meath

 

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The Cardinal blesses one of the residents of St Camillus Nursing Centre after the Mass

 

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Cardinal Braz de Aviz seen here with the Provincial, Fr Stephen Foster, in Rome in June.

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THE ORDER OF ST CAMILLUS HAS ELECTED A NEW SUPERIOR GENERAL

FR. LEO PESSINI

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Fr Leo was born on May 14, 1955 in Santa Caterina, Brazil and made ​​his first profession in 1975 and final vows in 1978 and ordained priest in 1980.

He finished Philosophy at Our Lady of the Assumption of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Theology at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome, and did specialization in Clinical Pastoral Education, Moral Theology and Bioethics.

He is the vice-Rector of the University of San Camillo in Sao Paolo and the chairman of the Camillian organizations which includes 56 hospitals in Brazil.

He is the editorial director of two scientific journals and has published many articles on bioethical issues, ministry of health and the humanization of care.

 Ad Multos Annos!

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The residents have been displaying their art work

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Click here for the pictures

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Click here for latest Newsletter

(N.B. original version prior to printing)

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Fr Stephen's recent visit.

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Frs Johnson & Stephen outside St Camillus Clinic, Kimaka, Jinja

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Frs Johnson, Jofree & Biju

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Jofree, Stephen & The Contractor

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Betty, Annie and Anne in one of our new bedrooms

Click on the picture to see some more pictures of our Nursing Centre upgrading project in Killucan

Over the past 15 months we have been upgrading, decorating and building to really improve the quality of the residents home and we're nearly finished

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New Camillians arrive in Uganda in late September. Fr Jofree, Fr Biju together with Fr Richard

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St. Camillus, the Adventurer

Today’s Good Samaritan

The care for the sick and the concern for them and their family members, discovered by St. Camillus, form the core value of the Camillian mission and ministry. Our guide and rules of engagement are very simply and clearly set down for us in the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke’s gospel, chapter 10. There are three protagonists within the parable: the brigands who ........read more below in the news section

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Click here for information on St. Camillus Nursing Centre, Killucan, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.

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'I lift up my eyes to the mountains, from where shall come my help? My help shall come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.' (Psalms)  Click on the link below to read HIQA's report on our Nursing Centre

 

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Recent Elections

Recent Elections

Recent Events     Fr Stephen Foster Re-elected Provincial. Seen here in Bucchianico with Fr Tom O'Connor & Fr Frank Monks  Induction of the Provincial & 30th anniversary of Ordination. 28 June 2013   THE LVII GENERAL CHAPTER OF...

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General Chapter Photos 2013

General Chapter Photos 2013

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General Chapter 2013

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