Cajetan, priest – August 7th
St Cajetan [Gaetano in Italian] (d. 1547, Naples, Italy) (Relics: Naples, Italy)
First Class Relics
San Paolo Maggiore
(Saint Paul the Greater)
Piazza San Gaetano 76
80138 Naples, Italy
*The remains of St Cajetan rest within a beautiful tomb in the crypt of this church. Access to this crypt is through a door to the right of the double staircase that leads into the church. St Cajetan was a religious reformer of the early 16th century. He and several others founded the Theatines in 1524.
Churches of Honor in Rome
San Nicola dei Prefetti
(Saint Nicholas of the Prefects)
Via dei Prefetti 34
*This church is north of the Pantheon.
*In 1524 St Cajetan established his new religious order of Theatines in this church. However, they were forced out during the sacking of Rome in 1527.
Sant'Andrea della Valle
(Saint Andrew of the Valley)
Piazza Vidoni 6 / Piazza Sant'Andrea della Valle
*This church is located along the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. It was built by the Theatines in the 17th century.
*The chapel with the Blessed Sacrament on the left side of the nave is dedicated to St Cajetan.