Our History

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1590-1700s

Numerous Camillians serve the medical and pastoral needs of people affected by plagues and those injured on the battlefield in places such as Milan, Naples, and Rome. The Camillians serve for the love of God in fidelity to their 4th vow: to serve the sick even when their lives are at risk. Many Camillians die while serving the sick.

To learn more about our patron, St. Camillus de Lellis, please visit the Camillian Order website here

A Modern Expression

A Work Conceived

1995 – The General Chapter of the Order of St. Camillus votes to establish the Camillian Task Force (CTF), teams of lay people, priests and religious that will serve the medical and pastoral needs of those affected by man-made and natural disasters.

1999 – MSF (Medécins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders) wins the Nobel Peace Prize. The successful activities of MSF and the increasing number of man-made and natural disasters give greater impetus to the development of the CTF. It can be “A Catholic Doctors Without Borders”.

2001 – The General Chapter of the Order of St. Camillus reconfirms its intention to establish the CTF.

A Work Gets off the Ground

2001 – Father Angelo Brusco, the Superior General of the Order of St. Camillus, forms the Central Commission of the CTF. It includes Fr. Antonio Menegon (chairman); Fr. Pietro Magliozzi, MD (secretary); Fr. Sergio Palumbo (treasurer); Scott Binet, MD; Deacon Massimo Miraglio; Mr. Renato Bicego .

2001-2002 – The Central Commission under the leadership of Father Antonio Menegon meets numerous times concerning the structure, mission and funding of the CTF. Fr. Pietro Magliozzi and Scott Binet publish many articles about the CTF in Camilliani/Camillians, the official publication of the Order of St. Camillus.

2002 – A CTF bank account is established in Rome and provincials of the Order of St. Camillus donate to the CTF.

2002 – Scott Binet, MD, OSCam is nominated by the Central Commission to be the animator and coordinator of the CTF.

2003 – An organizational secretariat for the CTF is established in Turin, Italy. A CTF website is designed.

2003 – Scott Binet professes perpetual vows as a Camillian on May 24, 2003. He is ordained a priest on November 29th. Fr. Scott begins preparation for his January-July, 2004 mission as the animator and coordinator of the Camillian Task Force.

2004 – November, Fr. Scott Binet is given official mandate as coordinator of the CTF by the Father General of the Order of St. Camillus.


“THE SICK WE ARE SERVING WILL ONE DAY CAUSE US TO SEE THE FACE OF GOD.”

St. Camillus De Lellis
Co-Patron of nurses and of nurses' associations.