Launch of the Work: San Camillo de Lellis e i suoi amici

COPERTINASAN CAMILLO DE LELLIS E I SUOI AMICI Ordini religiosi e arte tra Rinascimento e Barocco

‘St. Camillus de Lellis and his Friends. Religious Orders and Art between the Renaissance and the Baroque’ Edited by Lydia Salviucci Insolera and Eugenio Sapori, M.I.

Wednesday 18 May 2016, 17.30
The Pontifical Gregorian University, Piazza della Pilotta 4 (Rome)


The Jubilee Year, a prelude to the four-hundredth anniversary of the transit of the Founder, St. Camillus de Lellis (1614), has offered to the Order that he founded a favourable opportunity to reflect upon an important epoch for the Church and society as a whole. This was a historical period that was marked by lacerating contradictions, by social breakdown and – at the same time – by notable religious, cultural and social experiences which, advanced by great personalities, produced a cultural change that opened the doors to the modern age.

The contributions to the volume San Camillo de Lellis e i suoi amici (‘St. Camillus and his Friends’) (Rubbettino 2016), edited by Lydia Salviucci Insolera and Eugenio Sapori, M.I., allow us to perceive – within a rich cultural and artistic production of different commissions – the red line that connects individual personalities and religious communities, all of whose common denominator was Rome, the natural capital of spirituality, of history and of art.  

The launch of the volume will take place on Wednesday at 17.30, 18 May 2016, at the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome). After the greetings of the Vicar General of the Camillians, Laurent Zoungrana, M.I., the following academics will offer their thoughts: Roberto Regoli (Director of the Department of History of the Church, the Pontifical Gregorian University) and Marco Bussagli (the Academy of Fine Arts, Rome). The chairman will be Fr. Nuno da Silva Gonçalves, S.I. (Dean of the Faculty of the History and Artistic Heritage of the Church, the Pontifical Gregorian University).