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The Life of Gaetano Errico:

Born:  October 19, 1791, Secondigliano (Naples) Italy

Entered Secular seminary:  January 1808

Ordained:
 September 23, 1815, Chapel of St. Restituta, Cathedral of Naples

Received Approval for new congregation, Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary:
 March 14, 1836

Death:
 October 29, 1860

Declared Venerable by Pope Leo XIII:
 December 1876

Pope Paul VI declared the heroism of his virtues:
 October 4, 1974

Beatification decreed by Pope John Paul II:
 April 21, 2001

Canonization decreed by Pope Benedict XV:
 July 6, 2007

Canonization:
 October 12, 2008

Tomb of St. Gaetano Errico, Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Secondigliano, Italy

Tomb of St. Gaetano Errico, Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Secondigliano, Italy

 




Interior view of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Secondigliano, Italy.
Interior view of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Secondigliano, Italy.



Prayer of Intercession to St. Gaetano Errico

Beloved servant of God and His people, you gave us the fervent example of a love of God that knew no bounds through your life spent caring for those who felt abandoned and unloved.  You knew the desolation of broken hearts and lives, the depth of human suffering and the sustenance that prayer can bring.  In the knowledge of your compassion and understanding, I bring a special need to you today and humbly ask your intercession for . . .

             (Mention personal intention here)

I pray that through the merciful Hearts of Jesus and Mary and through your kind intercession, a favorable answer to my plea may come, if it be the will of our gracious God.  Pray for me, dear St. Gaetano, that my heart like yours will ever burn with love for God.


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