St. Cajetan

Aug 07, 2021

Founder of the Theatines

Cajetan was born in 1480 in Vicenza, Italy to Caspar, the Count of Thiene and Mary di Porto, both members of the nobility of Vicenza.

He educated himself in theology and Cannon Law, and in 1516, was ordained a priest.

He joined the Oratory of Divine Love in Rome, a group devoted to piety and charity, shortly after his ordination.

He returned to Vicenza in 1528 and joined a religious order similar to the Oratory of Divine Love, but consisting only of men of the lowest stations of life.

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