St. Cajetan Novena

St. Cajeta novena is prayed by those seeking employment for intercession from the Saint.

Saint Cajetan was a religious reformer and co-founder of the Theatines. He is a saint in the Catholic Church, and the patron saint of Argentina, Albania, Italy, Hamrun, Argentina; Brazil; El Salvador; Guatemala; Labo, Camarines Norte, Philippines, gamblers, the unemployed, bankers, workers, and document controllers.

Gaetano dei Conti di Thiene also  known as Cajetan was born in October 6, 1480 to Gaspar and Mary Porta in Vicenza,  Veneto Region. As a child, he was very quiet and pious. Cajetan studied and pursued law in Padua and received his degree in civil and canon law in 1504.

He worked as a diplomat for the papal court and helped reconcile the Republic of Venice and withdrew from his position in 1516 and was ordained as a priest. St. Cajetan founded the hospital for incurables in Vicenza, 1522 after the death of his mother and established another hospital in 1523, Venice.

He joined a confraternity called the “Oratory of Divine Love” in Rome where he focused on spiritual healing than physical healing. A new congregation arose known as the “Theatines” by Pope Clement VII in 1524 with only twelve Theatines including St. Cajetan.

The “Theatines” were captured and tortured during the war in Rome,1527 by the Spanish soldiers but they managed to escape and fled to Venice.  St. Cajetan with the help of his friend Jerome Emiliani, established the  Congregation of Clerks Regular, around 1540.

St. Cajetan extended his work to Verona and founded a bank to help the poor and this served as an alternative to paying against high-interest rates and was named the Banco di Napoli.

He later died on 7 August 1547, in Naples. He had visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary throughout his religious life and particularly on  Christmas Eve,  St. Cajetan had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary carrying the Christ child, and placing him in St. Cajetan’s arms.

Facts about St. Cajetan Novena

Novena Starts: July 29th
Feast Day: August 7th
Birth: 1480
Death: 1547

Significance of St. Cajetan of Thiene Novena

St. Cajetan was beatified on 8 October 1629 and was canonized on 12 April 1671. Saint Cajetan’s feast day is celebrated on 7 August.

The Tumacacori National Historical Park in Arizona was built in honor of St. Cajetan. His remains are kept in the church of San  Paolo Maggiore in Naples.

St. Cajetan has performed various miraculous cures in his lifetime the most powerful one was the curing of the foot of a priest of his order that had been scheduled to be amputated.

St. Cajetan Novena is prayed for providing financial assistance to the families and for the unemployed and for the people seeking employment.

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St. Cajetan Novena – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest and you attracted benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus

<insert your special request>>.

Amen.

You were a model of virtue among the priests of your time, O St. Cajetan. You sought not to receive payments from your ministry, and you taught people how to pray the rosary and develop devotions to saints. You were truly a spiritual shepherd, and your concern was always focused on the salvation of souls. But despite this, you were also aware that with hungry stomachs, the faithful would have difficulty in understanding God’s Word. You embarked to help them, not just by giving them bread but helping them gain their living by work. Look on us with pity, O glorious saint. We have many unemployed people in our midst and their families go hungry. We ask you to guide the fathers and mothers who are looking for work.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Cajetan Novena – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest and you attracted benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus

<insert your special request>>.

Amen.

Despite your busy schedule, dear saint, you spent eight hours a day in prayer. Your happiness consists in being united with Jesus, to savor his presence in the Eucharist. Guide us to be like you by giving priority to prayer in our life. Enable us to savor Jesus’ presence and help us become contemplatives like you. Inspire us to understand that prayer is not just asking Jesus for our needs, but being with him, delighting in his presence. We ask you, dear saint, to lead us in this direction that we may learn to delight in Jesus’ presence. 

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Cajetan Novena – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest and you attracted benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus

<insert your special request>>.

Amen.

You were a model of virtue among the priests of your time, O St. Cajetan. You sought not to receive payments Since your death, dear St. Cajetan, the unemployed people of the world had sought your intercession. Work is the key to a happy life. Look with pity on the millions of people in our country who wake up each morning without certainty of finding food because they don’t have work. These people become victims of desperation and some even resort to crimes to survive. Help our government leaders formulate policies that will bring about employment. You who established a bank for the needy inspire our leaders to extend loans for the poor so that they may provide for the needs of their families. Amen.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Cajetan Novena – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest and you attracted benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus

<insert your special request>>.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, like the society where you lived, we are also beset by the same economic set up where the poor are becoming poorer and the rich, richer. You fasted so that the money you saved could be used to buy food for the poor, you did not accept any payment for your ministries because you wanted people to help the needy. You lived very frugally because you wanted to teach the rich about the need to share. Look with pity on our society where resources are wasted in buying useless goods, while the poor and the needy among us have not received the basic necessities. Inspire us to share that nobody among us would go hungry, and that everybody may live with dignity.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Cajetan Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest and you attracted benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus

<insert your special request>>.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you spent long hours helping the sick and worked yourself to exhaustion in helping victims of plagues which were frequent in your time. You cared for the sick not just to heal them, but to guide them to a happy death. You wanted their souls, not their bodies. Help us to understand that we have to prepare ourselves to a happy death. May we likewise see that the most terrible sickness is our sinfulness, and we always have to examine ourselves for the sins we commit daily. Inspire us to have repentant hearts that we may always be prepared to meet the Lord.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Cajetan Novena – Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest and you attracted benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus

<insert your special request>>.

Amen.

O humble St. Cajetan, you spoke with rulers and kings, but you never gave them much importance. You know that prestige, honor, and positions in society could only be good if they are use to help the needy and the poor. For this reason, you also confronted tyrants and stood against armies that looted, killed, and raped. Your humility did not prevent you from becoming a prophet. You only feared Jesus. Help us to remain humble and self-effacing, knowing that before God, we remain nothing. We can only be someone if we stand close to Jesus. Inspire us to follow your footsteps so that we, too, may fight for justice and help stop corruption in our government.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Cajetan Novena – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest and you attracted benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus

<insert your special request>>.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, your unceasing fasting and penance help people understand that God must be loved above all things and above all persons. You sacrificed anything or anyone that could block you from loving God with your whole soul, mind, heart and body. By eating little, you showed to others that man does not live on bread alone. You renewed the faith of many people, touched their hearts, and helped much in the reformation of the Church. Inspire us to fast and do penance for our sins. Instill on us the spirit of sacrifice that we, too, may love God intensely as you did.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Cajetan Novena – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest and you attracted benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus

<insert your special request>>.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, it pained you to see the Catholic Church divided into hostile groups. You always prayed for unity in the Church, asking laypersons, priests, and bishops to support the Pope through preaching, prayer, and sacrifices. You see the Church as the bride of Christ, the sacrament by which men and women can become holy. You worked hard for the return of the Protestants to the Catholic Church, and you preached against Protestant reformers who were attacking the heart of Catholic teachings. Teach us then to work for unity in our Church and at the same time, to defend her from sects and religious movements that attack her. Inspire us to follow your path.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Cajetan Novena – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you studied to be a lawyer, but when you felt that the Lord was calling you to his service, you abandoned everything and became a priest.

You excelled in virtues, shunning all material rewards for your labor, helping the many unemployed people of your time.

You provided loans without interest and you attracted benefactors who donated to your resources so that you could go on with your activities.

Look on us with mercy. We wish to find employment that could help us and our families live with dignity.

Listen to our petitions, dear saint; you, who could easily give up the food on your table for the needy, bring our petitions to Jesus

<insert your special request>>.

Amen.

O glorious St. Cajetan, you received many special blessings from Jesus, visions and mystical experiences because of your union with him. While contemplating the mystery of incarnation, Mary appeared to you and put on your lap the baby Jesus. You held on to the baby and made your heart his dwelling place. Jesus truly loved you and his Mother trusted you. Listen then to our petitions on this last day of our novena and bring them to Jesus. Prove to us that now in heaven you are closer to Jesus and he listens to you.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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