Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Feast Day 7 August.
English: Saint Cajetan.
Italian: San Gaetano di Thiene.
Latin: Sanctus Caietanus.
Artist: Francesco Solimena (1657–1747).
This File: 22 February 2006.
Saint Cajetan Founded the first Congregation of Clerks Regular, who endeavour to imitate the manner of life of The Apostles (Collect). Trust in God, which the Gospel recalls, was their great law; they therefore refrained from begging alms and waited until The Faithful brought them help of their own accord. They are also called Theatines.
This Saint's zeal for others' Salvation caused him to be called The Hunter of Souls. It was said that he was an Angel at The Altar and an Apostle in The Pulpit. He died at Naples on 7 August 1547.
Mass: Os justi.
Commemoration: Saint Donatus.