was with great jubilation and thanksgiving that word was received in
early March that the Vatican had set the date for the canonization
of the Founder of our congregation, Bl. Gaetano Errico, on October
12, 2008 and that His Holiness, Pope Benedict the XVI will officiate
at the ceremony.
In July, 2007 the second miracle attributed to the intercession of
Bl. Gaetano, received the Pope's signature indicating that all the
prerequisites for his elevation to sainthood had been met and
approved by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
The second miracle took place in Naples.
young husband visited the church of Our Lady of Sorrows and
approached the tomb of Bl. Gaetano to beg his intercession in
allowing his wife to conceive and carry a child.
couple had been told emphatically that she could not ever have a
young man prayed vigorously, remembering the celebration of the
beatification of this most beloved priest in 2002.
people of the area were overjoyed and filled with thanksgiving that
their own beloved Father Gaetano had been so blessed and honored.
Certainly there could be no greater chance for a positive answer
than to turn to Bl. Gaetano . . . and his prayer for intercession
was heard. A
healthy child was born to the great joy of the young man and his
the birth, medical experts had to state that it was indeed an
impossibility and the case for the second miracle was opened.