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Rome: Church of Saint Mary Magdalene (Santa Maria Maddalena)

About the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene in Rome:

This is one of Rome’s less visited churches…perhaps because so many visit the Pantheon nearby; however, the church is beautiful inside (yes Rome is a city of beautiful churches) and contains the tomb of Saint Camillus de Lellis..

Tomb of Saint Camellius in the church of Saint Mary Magdeline in Rome
Fraychero, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Saint Camillus de Lellis suffered from abscesses and gained employment at the Hospital for Incurables in Rome…. in hopes of obtaining hospital care for himself. Later he was employed by Capuchins at Manfredonia on a hospital they were building. Later he became nurse in a hospital in Rome. St. Philip Neri was his spiritual director. Camillus went on to became a priest and founded an order: Fathers of a Good Death (the Camillians) a religious order dedicated to the care of the sick.  We celebrate the Feast of Saint Camillus de Lellis on July 18.

Finding the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene in Rome:

Address:  Piazza della Maddalena, 53, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Click here for the official website of Santa Maria Maddalena

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