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PRAYER TO ST CAJETAN

31 Jul

ST CAJETAN, PRIEST; MEMORIAL: AUGUST 7

St Cajetan was born at Vicenza in 1480. He became a prelate in the Roman curia, and devoted himself to prayer and service of his neighbour, particularly the sick. He founded a congregation of Clerks, which came to be called the Theatines, particularly devoted to the work of preaching and liturgical renewal. For the congregation, of which he became superior in 1527, he travelled throughout Italy. He died at Naples in 1547.

PRAYER:

Lord,
you helped Saint Cajetan
to imitate the apostolic way of life.
By his example and prayers
may we trust in you always
and be faithful in seeking your kingdom.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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