Saints related to Patron-of-hospital-workers

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  • St. Camillus
    St. Camillus de Lellis was born in Bocchianico, Italy. In his youth, he was a soldier and fought with the Venetian army against the Turks. Eventually St. Camillus experienced a conversion, and overcoming his gambling addiction, he began to help the sick. He founded the Ministers of the Sick and several hospitals in Rome and Naples.
  • St. Jude
    Saint Jude Thaddeus is the Patron Saint of desperate situations and lost causes. He has been known to come through at the last possible moment when all hope seemed lost. St. Jude was one of the original twelve apostles. According to tradition, he carried an image of the Holy Face of Jesus during his missionary work, to avoid being confused with the similarly named Judas, who betrayed Jesus.
  • St. Vincent de Paul
    St. Vincent De Paul was born poor in Pouy, Gascony, France on April 24, 1580. He was ordained a priest in 1601. He founded what became the Lazarists or Congregation of the Priests of the Mission, and many other groups to help the poor, sick, and unemployed. He died on Sept. 27, 1660.