2014 VATICAN ST CAMILLUS DE LELLIS MINT NEVER HINGED
Catalog #: Sassone #1662
Condition: 2014 VATICAN ST CAMILLUS DE LELLIS MINT NEVER HINGED
Item Id #: 11944
4 in stock
28 August 2014
â‚¬ 0.70 stamp commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the death of St. Camillus de Lellis (1550-1614). Born in Abruzzo, Camillus spent his youth in a dissolute style and later enlisted with mercenaries. When his addiction to gambling drove him to poverty he found a menial job with the Capuchin friars of San Giovanni Rotondo. During this time he had a serious spiritual crisis followed by complications from an old wound. He was hospitalised in Rome where he also spent considerable time taking care of the sick. With assistance from well-wishers he started the â€œServants of the Sickâ€ (known as the Camillians), later recognised as a religious order. Over the past 400 years the Order has grown considerably all over the world.The postage stamp shows the painting called â€œSaint Camillus among the plague-strickenâ€, attributed to the painting school of Sebastiano Conca, found in the church of Santa Maria Maddalena in the Campo Marzio area of Rome (home of the Generalate of the Order of the Ministers of the Sick).