Born John Hollobough on February 23, 1877 in Natrona, Pennsylvania, he was the son of James Hollobough and Joanna Hackett. As a young man his family moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was educated at St. John’s Parochial School. At fifteen he entered the Passionist novitiate and professed his vows on July 23, 1893. His religious name was Camillus. He resided in different monasteries for his studies and was ordained on May 16, 1901 at St. Paul, Kansas. He had frail health through student life and at the same time lived his life with ascetic qualities. He had the ability to read French and Italian and also at times gave lectures on Shakespeare. He was a popular preacher of missions and retreats. In 1923 he published a life of St. Gabriel. During Lent 1935 his book The Saddest and Gladdest of Days was published. He died after being struck by a truck in New York City while he was on the way to conduct a retreat at the Cenacle there.
February 23, 1877
July 23, 1893
May 16, 1901
June 6, 1935
Camillus of the Blessed Virgin Mary Hollobough