Would you vow to serve the sick, even at the cost of your life?

Did you know that so far 1,500 nurses across 44 countries lost their lives while on duty in the Covid-19 pandemic? That is the same number of nurses who died in the First World War!

Healthcare workers make enormous sacrifices these days. Take the army of Catholic nurses and nuns that serve the sick in the pandemic, often risking their own lives. Hundreds of women’s congregations throughout the world are involved. They are armed with two powerful weapons: prayer and love, reports Joel News.

In Italy, the Daughters of St. Camillus, whose vocation is to dedicate themselves to nursing the sick and the elderly, have been in the trenches since the start of the pandemic. The Camillians run five important Italian hospitals in Rome, Trento, Treviso, Brescia and Cremona.

Lancy Ezhupara, Secretary-General of the Order said the sisters are not afraid… on the contrary! “We Daughters of St. Camillus made a fourth vow, in addition to the three classic vows of poverty, obedience and chastity: that of serving the sick even at the cost of our lives.”

This vow, she continued, has become even more meaningful today. “Our mission is to continue the ministry of Jesus as healers. We find comfort in our common fearlessness and readiness to do anything to be close to those who suffer.”

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  1. Joyce Bradley on 10/12/2020 at 1:22 PM

    May God be with everyone that put there life on the line to help others AMEN Thank You Jesus Amen smile because God loves you amen may God bless a Miracle Every Day Remember nobody love you guys more than God do stay blessed everyone amen and thank you Jesus amen

  2. RAJEEV on 10/12/2020 at 6:52 PM

    THANK YOU ALL. May our lord JESUS shower his blessings on you and your families. With love from India.

    • Bridget young on 10/12/2020 at 8:19 PM

      Gob Bless Everyone Lord Continued To watch Over The Frontline Workers In Jesus Name Amen.

  3. Laura on 10/12/2020 at 9:12 PM

    Good afternoon to all .. as I sit here on my lunch break, taking some time away from my job, I came across this article .. I am truly blessed and honored for all of the prayers that have been going up for the frontline workers .. we need you prayers .. I need your prayers .. it’s not an easy job being an ICU nurse .. but the honor snd glory goes to my father in heaven !! This is actually a career change for me and was called into this ministry a few years ago.. if it wasn’t for Gods direction, protection, Love, and prayers of others, I wouldn’t be able to do it !!
    Soo thank you for your love and support during these trying times .. and To God be the glory !! Xoxo

    • Amy on 10/12/2020 at 11:59 PM

      My heart goes out to all those who help the sick. I don’t think I can say thank you enough. Thank you for all you do❤️I know the lord will protect and guide y’all. Blessings and I pray everyday that we will see the light at the end of the tunnel??

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