These religious are dedicated to the saints who died of tuberculosis.
The Hospitallers' tasks will include:
1. Conducting tuberculosis sanataria
2. Visiting tuberculosis patients in hospitals and in their
3. Infection control/prevention
4. Researching a cure
The United States leads the world in the number of TB cases, with Mexico coming in second. In the U.S., AIDS patients
and Hispanics have the highest number of TB cases.
Sanataria such as Waverly Hills in Louisville, Kentucky, existed until those wonderful pills known as antibiotics were
introduced. Unfortunately, due to over- and misuse, the antibiotics are losing their potency against the bacterium which
The Hospitallers' habit will consist of a black tunic with rust scapular and cowl for the men; capelet and veil for the
women. White habits will be worn when in clinical situations.