After two years without the traditional celebration of Saint Cajetan’s daydue to the coronavirus pandemic, is expected for this Sunday August 7th what a crowd of faithfuls arrive at the sanctuary of the Liniers neighborhood, to ask for Bread Y Worked,
The main mass will be at 11 at the door of the sanctuary –Cuzo 150– and will be chaired by Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli and will be transmitted by Facebook Y Youtube. Meanwhile, as is tradition, the doors of the place will open from midnight this Saturday (0 hours this Sunday), so that people enter to venerate the image of the saint.
In addition, social movements will march from the church to the Obelisk, under the slogans of “Land, Roof, Work and Peace for Argentines”. The claims will be focused on economic policies, inflation and the political course, after the assumption of Sergio Massa as the new Minister of Economy, according to the organizers.
“As has been happening in recent years, other social and political sectors will join the march, union sectors of the CGT and social and political sectors of the CTA”, reported from UTEP. “The expectation is set on the march of San Cayetanotaking into account the situation that the country and the people are experiencing,” they said.
the march of San Cayetano began to take place in 2016during the government of Mauricio Macripromoted by the Evita Movement, the Clasista and Combative Current (CCC) and the Somos Barrios de Pie Movement, a group of organizations known as “the Cayetanos”.
The reunion party
Unlike what happened in previous years, this time there were no people camping since the previous weeks. The first faithful who arrived was this Saturday morning. “The celebration in person this year we call it”the reunion party” and there is great expectation to know how it will be done, but it will be the closest thing to what one lived before the pandemic,” said the local priest, Lucas Arguimbau.
“This desire for unity appears and to be able to take care of ourselves, that we are in the same boat, and take care of the fragility that we see in those we have next to us,” added the priest.
In addition to the epicenter in Liniers, there will be demonstrations of faith towards San Cayetano, the saint of work, in parishes throughout the country.
Who was Saint Cajetan
Cajetan of Thiene was born into a noble family on October 1, 1480, in Vicenza, then the Republic of Venice.
His father was Count Gasparo di Thiene, who died when he was 12 years old. Cayetano grew up with his mother, Countess María Da Porto, who would later become a Dominican tertiary.
They baptized him with the name of Cayetano, in honor of an uncle, who was a canon professor of Law at the University of Padua, where he studied. There he obtained two doctorates in Civil and Canon law. He then moved to Rome, where he became private secretary to Pope Julius II.
At the age of 33, he was ordained a priest and enrolled in an association of Divine Love, to dedicate himself to helping the poor and the sick. He stripped himself of all the economic benefits of his family,
In 1522, Gaetano de Thiene founded the Ospedale degli Incurabili together with San Jerónimo Emiliani, a hospital for the terminally ill, and also founded a congregation of clerics, known as the Theatines.
Among the miracles attributed to him during his lifetime, one is mentioned in the Venice health center where a young woman whose gangrenous leg was about to be amputated was cured thanks to Cayetano’s blessing. After her death, the story goes that in the midst of the economic crisis of 1930, a priest called some of the faithful to pray to the saint of bread and work, and many were able to improve the situation in which they lived.
Cajetan of Thiene died August 7, 1547. He was beatified on October 8, 1629 by Pope Urban VIII and canonized on April 12, 1671 by Pope Clement X. He is known as Saint of Providence, Patron Saint of bread and work.