This St. Camillus Sterling Silver Medal, 3/4" diameter with a 20” Stainless Steel Chain, is crafted in the United States and is made with the finest materials available. Many steps are involved in the manufacturing and finishing process of the medal. The stainless steel chain is plated with genuine rhodium and has a clasp.
The St. Camillus Sterling Silver Medal with a 20” Stainless Steel Chain is tastefully packaged in a velour gift box.
St. Camillus, born in 1550 in Bocchianico, Italy, fought in the Venetian Army against the Turks. He was addicted to gambling and after losing all his money, he worked construction on a building belonging to the Capuchins. Camillus was converted and became a novice, but was unable to continue because of a diseased leg. He was cared for at St. Giacomo Hospital where he soon became a staff member caring for the dying.
Later, St. Camillus was ordained and established a congregation called The Ministers of the Sick or the Camillians. They attended to plague victims on ships and troops in medical units.
The St. Camillus Sterling Silver Medal honors him as the St. Camillus is the Patron Saint of Nurses, Physicians, the Sick, and Hospitals,. His Feast Day is July 14.