The Life of Gaetano
19, 1791, Secondigliano (Naples) Italy
Entered Secular seminary:
23, 1815, Chapel of St. Restituta, Cathedral of Naples
Received Approval for new
congregation, Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and
Declared Venerable by
Pope Leo XIII:
Pope Paul VI declared the
heroism of his virtues:
Beatification decreed by
Pope John Paul II:
Canonization decreed by
Pope Benedict XV:
Tomb of St. Gaetano Errico, Church of Our
Lady of Sorrows, Secondigliano, Italy
Interior view of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows,
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.
knew the desolation of broken hearts and lives, the depth of
human suffering and the sustenance that prayer can bring.
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
for me, dear St. Gaetano, that my heart like yours will ever
burn with love for God.