Merati, Gaetano Maria
Merati, Gaetano Maria an Italian theologian, was born at Venice Dec. 23, 1668. He was educated in the regular order of the Theatians, afterwards taught philosophy and theology in the college belonging to his order, and in 1705 accompanied the Venetian ambassador to London. He went to Rome in 1716 as procurator general of his order. Pope Benedict XIV honored him with his friendship. He died at Rome. Sept. 8, 1744. Some of Merati's works are, La vita soavemente regolata delle-donne (Venice, 1708,. 12mo) :-La Verita della Religione. Cristiana e Cattolica dimostrata ae' suoi fondamenti (1721, 2 vols. 4to) :-Novce Observationes et Additiones ad Gavanti. Commentaria in rubricas Misalis et Breviarii Romani (Augsburg, 1740, 2 vols. 4to):-.six Lettres dans les Epistole claraor. Venetorum (1746, 2 vols.), addressed to Mogliobecchi. He was also the editor of Thesaurus sacrorum Rituum de Gavanti (Rome, 1736-38, 4 vols. 4to), a work to which he made valuable contributions.