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Gaetano Errico
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Born October 19, 1791, Secondigliano, Naples, Italy
Died October 29, 1860
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 14 April 2002 by Pope John Paul II
Canonized 12 October 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI
Feast October 29

St. Gaetano Errico was born on October 19, 1791 in Secondigliano, a small village of Naples, Italy. He was the second of nine children born to Pasquale and Marie (Marseglia) Errico. His father managed a small pasta factory and his mother worked at the loom weaving plush. He founded the religious order the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Errico died on October 29, 1860 at the age of 69. He was canonized on October 12, 2008.

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