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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A Miraculous Image of St Cajetan averts the plague

This statue of St Cajetan which is in the cathedral of Taranto, Italy
was the channel for a miraculous event in 1656 when the plague was sweeping through Italy.
The citizens of Taranto had gathered in the cathedral to pray for divine assistance and at that moment a swelling was percieved erupting under the left eye of the statue of St Cajetan, similar to those on plague victims. From this moment on Taranto and the surrounding countryside was spared the ravages of the plague and in gratitude set up a confraternity to St Cajetan "La confraternita del glorioso Patriarca S Gaetano".
The statue which still exhibits its miraculous plague scar, can still be found in Taranto's cathedral.

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