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Old Dec 7, '04, 2:18 pm
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Default Is there a patron saint of the unemployed?

I was looking for a saint of the unemployed or those seeking employment for a friend. Does anyone know of one? Or does anyone know of one that will work for one?

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Old Dec 7, '04, 2:39 pm
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Default Re: Is there a patron saint of the unemployed?

St. Cajetan is the patron of job seekers. Some info on him here:
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=30
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Old Dec 7, '04, 5:21 pm
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I would not rule out St. Joseph, who was forced to leave his hometown and probably job to protect the Christ Child.

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Old Dec 7, '04, 5:36 pm
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thanks everyone. My friend was very pleased that there was someone to pray to for his situation.

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Old Dec 7, '04, 11:53 pm
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St. Cajetan is the patron of job seekers. Some info on him here:
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=30
I just read this link and am curious why St Cajetan would be the patron of job seekers. Any ideas? It is hard for me to see the correlation between what is written about him on the link and job seekers.
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Old Dec 8, '04, 1:21 am
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how about St. Francis of Assisi who was deposed as head of the order he founded, patron of all the down-sized, layed-off, lame ducks.
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I just read this link and am curious why St Cajetan would be the patron of job seekers. Any ideas? It is hard for me to see the correlation between what is written about him on the link and job seekers.
Yeah, I have no idea either. But Catholic.org's Patron Saints list has his name up there.
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Probably because he worked with the poor.

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My daughter needs a new teaching position so she asked me who is the patron saint for a new job. She teaches first grade in a parochial school but she wants a job in the public school system so that she can make a living wage. She just got her masters degree and she is a great teacher.
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My daughter needs a new teaching position so she asked me who is the patron saint for a new job. She teaches first grade in a parochial school but she wants a job in the public school system so that she can make a living wage. She just got her masters degree and she is a great teacher.
There are plenty of patron saints of teachers, as well as saints and blesseds who were teachers. Some of the better known ones are:

Catherine of Alexandria
Francis de Sales
Gregory the Great
John Baptist de La Salle
Ursula

You can find out a bit more about them at http://saints.sqpn.com/pst00707.htm
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At the religious stores we own we sell prayer cards for employment and they are addressed to St. Joseph. God bless.
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My girlfriend and I always ask St. Jude and St. Rita. They are the patron saints of the impossible. Last time, we also asked St. Therese of the Child Jesus too.
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In addition to the fine examples listed earlier (Ilike St. Joseph, Francis, etc.), I would suggest Ven. Matt Talbot. After he "dried out," he would still standing lines waiting for work.
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In addition to the fine examples listed earlier (Ilike St. Joseph, Francis, etc.), I would suggest Ven. Matt Talbot. After he "dried out," he would still standing lines waiting for work.
I have asked Matt to be one of my Patron Saints, but in his capacity as a sober alcoholic.
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