Turning the tide
Adding to their misery, the dying men were shunned by society.
A newly ordained but middle-aged priest, who had walked away from a successful career as a lawyer and diplomat, decided to open a place where they could be cared for in peace. Other priests joined him.
These preists combined these good works with devotion to the Eucharist and preaching. They helped turn back the tide of people leaving the Church in the area where they worked.
St. Cajetan died in Naples, Italy, in 1547. His memory is celebrated on this day.
(from an earlier post)