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For God, For Humanity…For Homeopathy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

March 9th, 2011  |  4 Comments

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A note from Joette:   I asked my new assistant to do some research on the Vatican’s use of homeopathy.  She filled me in on some striking information.  And now, I want to share it with you, too.

Whether Catholic or not, it’s appropriate for the upcoming season of Lent and food for thought. Enjoy!


Italy was rescued from the ravaging cholera epidemic during the first half of the 19th century.

That’s a fact.

But did you know that the Holy Pontiff saw that it was homeopathy that did the good work? That’s right.  From within the Vatican, the successors of St. Peter himself bestowed accolades and great honors upon homeopaths!

Two popes, in particular, made sure to recognize those physicians who used homeopathic medicine to save many lives from succumbing to the disease.

What’s more, they not only recognized the accomplishments of homeopathic physicians, but actively integrated and encouraged homeopathy within the Vatican.

Yes, indeed.  The Vatican has a history of honoring homeopathy.

Popes publicly acknowledged that homeopaths served the “princes”- “princes” meaning the popes, dignitaries and common people who were cared for by homeopaths.

And so to that end, a famous Italian doctor,

Dr. Settimio Centamori, a homeopathic physician, was awarded the Grand Cross.

(The Grand Cross was the highest honor.)

Bestowed upon a layperson for his work in homeopathy!

This was after his homeopathic treatment restored health to those who had suffered from the deadly cholera epidemic.

But, Pope Gregory XVI didn’t just recognize homeopathy’s effectiveness in the hands of the good doctor, but also issued a Papal Bull, which in cases of emergencies, allowed even the priests to administer remedies.

So Catholic priests administered homeopathic remedies under the orders of the Pope.

Then, Pope Pius IX, continued to honor the works of homeopaths and granted Dr. Charge, the Order of St. Gregory the Great.  This is one of the Five Orders of the Knighthood of the Holy See.

Great honors indeed.

Like Dr. Centamori, Dr.Charge saved many from the cholera epidemic. Among those people cared for by him, only 2.9 % died as compared to up to 70% of those who died after being treated in the conventional hospitals!

What about the pope’s personal treatments?

Well, Pope Leo XIII’s chronic tracheal infections became less serious with homeopathy.

And his homeopathic care apparently added years to his life…… He was the Church’s oldest pope, when he died at 93.

So you see, the Vatican doesn’t just evangelize the Gospel message, but the good news of homeopathy, too!

Fine, you say, that was back in the 19th century, but what about more recently?

Homeopathy still has its place within the Vatican walls. The late Pope John Paul II was cared for by the respected homeopathic, Dr. Francesco Negro.

He had a choice of any physician, yet, not unlike other learned and noteworthy citizens of Europe, he chose a homeopath.

So, as a Catholic,  I have to acknowledge, if homeopathy is good enough to have been bequeathed with the Papal Grand Cross, is good enough  for Pope Gregory XVl, Pope Pius lX , Pope Leo Xlll and Pope John Paul II,  I guess it’s good enough for me![i]

[i] In writing this article, I referred to Dana Ullman’s informative book, The Homeopathic Revolution; Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Use Homeopathy


Joette Calabrese,HMC,CCH,RSHom is certified classical homeopath who teaches and consults with  folks the world over via phone and SKYPE.   For a FREE download of 11 Toxins and How to Antidote Them With Homeopathy go to Homeopathyworks.net and find it on the “Free Downloads and Articles” section of the homepage.  Then, consider scheduling a FREE 15 minute conversation with Joette to see if homeopathy is a fit for you or your child’s health strategy.





Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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4 thoughts on “For God, For Humanity…For Homeopathy”

  1. Andrea says:

    This is a much needed post!

    All the naysayers love to claim that there is no proof of any kind that homeopathy works — I’ve been harassed by these people on Twitter, and yet you’ve just listed some of the proof. And there is more proof to be had, for anyone who wishes to see and accept it.
    Thank you!

  2. Mary Fifer says:

    Thanks for this excellent note!

    I’ve read portions of Mr. Ullman’s book and found it an encyclopedic treasure trove of notes like these.

    He really settled my discomfort with naysayers who used accusations that Homeopathy is satanic somehow.

    Thanks for posting!

  3. Elizabeth Thompson says:

    Fascinating! And I’m sure there are many other less documented incidents of the use of homeopathy through the ages by the influential.

  4. Gina says:

    As a Catholic and a real food, whole health advocate, I LOVE this post! I keep saying that feeding our families wisely is a pro-life issue.

    I have just discovered your blog, and am thrilled with the treasure trove of information.

    Thank you and God bless!

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