|The Church of St. Cajetanwww.flickriver.com|
|The Church of St. Cajetan. anonw.com|
Tucked away in the picturesque quarters of Old Goa, the church is built on the modelof the Basilica of St. Peters in Rome. The Old Goa is situated on the banks of the Mandovi River in east Tiswadi Taluka in Central Goa. The Church of St. Cajetan, built by the monks of the Theatine Order (1656-1700) is an interesting one. Three Italian monks of the Theatine Order, whose founder was St. Cajetan, first landed in Golconda now in Telengana to preach Christianity. Then they came to Goa in October 1645 and after several struggles, in 1655, the Portuguese allowed them to build the church. The church work was completed in1661.
|The Church of St. Cajetan, Goa. thousandwonders.net|
|The Church of St. Cajetan. Goa thousandwonders.net|
|The Church of St. Cajetan. Goa. thousandwonders.net|
August 7 each year is the feast day that attracts lots of people from Goa and neighboring states.