On Wednesday 26 February, at 16.00, at the International Institute of the Theology of Pastoral Care in Health of Rome (Largo Ottorino Respighi, 6), the launch will be held of the book “Storia dell’Ordine di san Camillo. La Provincia francese’ (‘A History of the Order of St. Camillus. The Province of France’), which has been published by Rubbettino.
This volume belongs to the series directed by Andrea Ciampani, professor of contemporary history at the LUMSA university of Rome. This publication has its origins in the reorganisation of the archives of the Camillians which was begun on the occasion of the fourth centenary of the death of St. Camillus de Lellis.
This volume on the Province of France, written by Jean-Marc Ticchi, associate researcher at the ‘Centre de Anthropologie Religieuses européenne’, analyses the presence of the Order of the Ministers of the Sick in French society from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century, passing by way of the First World War and ending with the stable situation of the 1930s.
Papers will be given at the launch of 26 February by Father Bernard Ardura O’Praem, the President of the Pontifical Committee for the Historical Sciences; Filippo Lovison, the Director of the Centre for Historical Studies of the Congregation of Regular Clerics of St. Paul (Bernabites); and the coordinator of the series, Andrea Ciampani. The chairman will be Father Alberto Marques de Sousa, the consultor for ministry and the general secretary of the Camillians.