‘The health-care field is a privileged setting for evangelisation’
The ‘Camillianum’ Institutional Institute of the Theology of Pastoral Care in Sick, an institution of the Order of the Ministers of the Sick – Camillians, is a centre for theological and pastoral edication and training for those who work in the world of health and health care.
Since 23 June 2012 the Camillianum has been part of the Faculty of Sacred Theology of the Pontifical Lateran University as a specialisation course of the second and third theological cycles.The Dean of the Camillianum is Prof Massimo Petrini.
The Camillianum implements its goals through an in-depth exploration of questions and issues connected with the world of health and health care and suffering from a Biblical, theological, spiritual, ethical, psychological, sociological and historical point of view. It draws upon the human sciences, above all psychology and sociology, which it uses through a philosophical-anthropological mediation.
Through this overall in-depth approach the Camillianum prepares students for their encounter with sick people and their existential problems (cf. SD, n. 3). Through training in pastoral care in health, the Camillianum states that the health-care field is a privileged setting for evangelisation.
The principal activities that the Camillianum offers are: specific training through a detailed study plan; research in the field of the theology of pastoral care in health; the drawing up pastoral support material and publications at a scientific level through the review Camillianum; congresses and conferences on the theology of pastoral care in health; courses designed for health-care workers who cannot have access to a university licence; and supervision and formation for religious Congregations involved in service to the sick and in pastoral care in health.
AUTORITÀ ACCADEMICHE – OFFICIALI
Gran Cancelliere della Pontificia Università Lateranense
Em.mo e Rev.mo Sig. Card. AGOSTINO VALLINI Vicario generale di Sua Santità
Rettore Magnifico della Pontificia Università Lateranense
Ecc.za Rev.ma Mons. ENRICO DAL COVOLO
Decano della Facoltà di Sacra Teologia
Rev.do Prof. Mons. NICOLA CIOLA
Moderatore Generale del “Camillianum”
Rev. P. LEOCIR PESSINI, M.I. Superiore Generale dei Ministri degli Infermi
Prof. ssa PALMA SGRECCIA
Rev. Prof. P. EUGENIO SAPORI, M.I.
Rev. P. JOSÉ MICHEL FAVI, M.I.
Prof. MASSIMO PETRINI
Rev. fr. IGNACIO SANTAOLALLA, M.I.