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Lay Camillian Family

We are very sad to announce that Teresa Lyna died, suddenly on Friday, 19th February 2010. Teresa was a founder member of the Lay Camillian Family. She has been associated with the Community for over forty years. Teresa has always had a great capacity to reach out to others, especially those in need. She will be missed by so many people. Our prayers and thoughts go out to her husband, Stephen, her family and many close friends at this sad time.

At St. Camillus Nursing Centre we were very privilaged to be able to celebrate her funeral Mass on Monday, 22nd February. Fr. Frank was the Principal Celebrant. He was joined in the santuary by our Parish Priest, Fr. Richard Matthews; Father Provincial, Fr. Stephen and Fr Denis from the community in Blackrock, Dublin. Fr. O'Brien from Rochfordbridge was also present. Very many friends and neighbours from far and wide came to pay their respects to a much loved and repected lady. A Guard of Honour was formed at the beginning of Mass by the Nursing Centre Staff, past and present, and at the end of Mass by the members of the Camillian Lay Family.


Teresa, at the celebrations for Fr. Franks Golden Jubilee of Profession celebrations in 2009


Amember of the Camillian Family in Dublin, Anita Ennis, has joined the Camillian Task Force in Haiti. Read more about her and the Earthquake by clicking here.


Anita Ennis, with Camillian Fr. John-Philip from India

The tradition of involving the Laity goes back to St. Camillus himself. The first community that Camillus established, in 1582, was a group of Laymen working with the sick. After we became a vowed Order in 1591, Camillus formed a group of Lay people to work alongside the Order and to assist the Order in its ministry. Thus the roots of Lay collaboration, presently identified as the “Lay Camillian Family” go back to the very beginning of our Institute.

The Lay Camillian Family is present in Killucan, Dublin and in Hexham, England.



Killucan Camillian Family Member, Annette Farrell, with her carving of "Our Lady and Child" in Bog Teak. It stands to the right of the Altar in the Nursing Centre chapel.



Closer views of the carving


Here are some pictures of the Killucan Camillian Family at a recent celebration









St. Camillus saving plague victims from the Tiber