Church of Saint Cajetan, Goa

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    Church of St.Cajetan

    by y2ketan2007 Written Jan 13, 2013

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    The church of st. cajetan is modelled on the design of St. Peter's church in Rome.It was build using laterite blocks - a locally available construction material.The facade has two towers on either side serving as belfry.It has Corinthian columns and pilasters supporting a pediment and four niches containing the statues of the apostles.There are six alters apart from the main one and are dedicated to Our Lady of Providence.The altars have paintings on canvas depicting scenes from the life of St. Cajetan.

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    Old Goa - Church of St Cajetan

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 19, 2009

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    Modelled on the original design of St Peter's in Rome, this church was built by Italian friars of the Order of Theatines, who were sent by Pope Urban VIII. Construction began in 1655 and it features an altar that is dedicated to the founder of the Theatine order, St Cajetan (1480-1547), a contemporary of St Francis Xavier. Paintings depict episodes in his life.

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    CHURCHES: St. Cajetan

    by Rupanworld Updated May 28, 2009

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    The St. Cajetan Church of Goa is situated in Old Goa, very close to the Viceroy's Arch and the Adil Shah palace gate. It is designed after the St. Peter's Church of Rome and is a beautiful one. It was built in the second half of 17th century by Italian architects. Inside there are paintings from the life of St. Cajetan. The interior is really beautiful. Photos of the interiors are allowed but without any person on the frame.

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    Church of St. Cajetan

    by bpwillet Written Dec 27, 2005

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    Built by friars of the Order of Theatines sent by Pope Urban VIII to preach Christianity to areas near Hyderabad. These Italian friars were not allowed to work in Hyderabad so they came to Old Goa instead and began working on this church in 1655. Built to resemble St. Peter's Church in Rome, it may not be as interesting as other churches but it is the only domed church in Goa. It's basic structure is Corinthian with a mosaic-Corinthian interior.

    St. Cajetan was the founder of the Teatine Order and also a contemporary of St. Francis Xavier. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of Divine Providence. In the middle of the nave directly underneath the dome is a well with a small opening in its covering closed with a square slab. It is said to have been a Hindu temple tank or tirtha before the construction of the Church over it and its origin is still unclear.

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