Location on South Colonnade




122. St. Cajetan Thiene
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade


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St. Cajetan Thiene
Born - 1 October 1480
Died 7 August 1547 in Naples

Feastday - 7 August
Canonized - 12 April 1671 by Pope Clement X

Statue created - c.1671
The statue is part of a group of 16 that were installed between August 1670 and March 1673. Morelli worked from January to March 1671 on the statue.

Sculptor - Lazzaro Morelli
He was paid 80 scudi for the work.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint is in the act of writing out the rule for his religious order. .

St Cajetan, originally from Naples, was the founder of the Congregation of Clerics Regular, aka the Theatines. He also worked as a diplomat for Pope Julius II, and was fortunate to escape with his life during the Sack of Rome in 1527.


 

Saints on South Colonnade

123. Philip Benizi

122. Cajetan Thiene

121. Francis Xavier

Saints on South Colonnade

(130) to (120)

 

Sources:
The Book of Saints, 2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli 1987 by de Luca Editore

 

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