Compulsive Gambling / Camillus of Lellis, 1550–1614, Feast Day: July 14
A soldier of fortune, Camillus lost everything gambling. To pay off his debts, he worked as a construction worker for the Capuchin monks. He entered their order and was hospitalized for an old war injury. He devoted himself to the care of the sick, founding the nursing order of the Congregation of the Servants of the Sick.
Other patronages: care of the sick; nurses
Invoked: for a good spiritual death