We often hear of saints who were born into wealth and abandoned it for the greater good of salvation, or detached themselves from it.
This got me thinking, are there any saints in our Church’s history who were born poor and became more wealthy or moved up the social ladder before doing the same?
As we know, the love of money is the root of all evil but even godly people must seek financial security and even progression while living in the secular world. Are there any patron saints for people in that situation - ones who were born into poverty but worked to attain a higher social standing but still led saintly lives of virtue and holiness?
For most of us living in a capitalistic society, we will probably desire career advancement at some stage in our lives.