World Day of Prayer for Camillian Vocation

The General Consulta, considering the proposal of the Formation Commission of the Order of the Ministers of the Infirm, has formally decided to establish June 29 as the World Day of Prayer for Camillian Vocation. June 29 has a historical relevance since it is the day on which St. Camillus was canonised, recognised as a giant of Charity. This day aims to dedicate a specific moment to pray for vocations, aligning itself with the Lord’s instruction to “Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).

Aims of the World Day of Prayer for Camillian Vocation:
• Encourage the members of our Order to reflect on our vocation, to express gratitude to the Lord, and to pray for vocations.
• Strengthen the sense of community among members by providing a day dedicated to shared reflection on the importance of our Camillian vocation, prayer and brotherhood.
• Create awareness of the Lord’s call among candidates and professed members.
• Remind ourselves of our responsibility to pray for vocations and promote more vocations to our Order.
• Celebrating the call and commitment of existing members to the Camillian mission.
• Offer an opportunity to show the Order’s mission to the public, potentially attracting new members.

The General Consulta, together with the Formation Commission of the Order, will draft a document for the World Day of Prayer for Camillian Vocation as soon as possible. The logo, theme of the year, prayer for vocations, posters, banners, etc., to be distributed to the entire Order will also be developed.

We sincerely appreciate the General Consultor for Formation, Fr. Baby Ellickal MI, and the Formation Commission for initiating this significant initiative and wish this day to be organised in a meaningful, effective and fruitful manner. We ask all major superiors and provincial delegates to follow the guidelines and instructions of the Secretariat for Formation.

May the intercession of St. Camillus, our Holy Founder, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Ministers of the Infirm, continue to help us on our Camillian journey.