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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Patron Saints of Banking

As Catholics, we should seriously know which patron saints have been allocated to situations, things, and people in our lives. If we know we have friends in heaven, we can ask them for help. For example, there are four patron saints of banking, which may indicate that the industry needs all the help it can get and that we need support dealing with banks. 

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The first is the Great St. Michael the Archangel. 

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The second is St. Matthew, the tax collector and evangelist. 

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The third is St. Bernardine of Feltre, who has an interesting history setting up a scheme for low interest loans and creating charities. The Duomo at Feltre is shown here.

And the last is St. Secundus of Asti, an early martyr and patrician, beheaded under Hadrian  in 119. He became one of the patrons, apparently, by his association with a banking city, Asti.

If you have any problems with banks, I would highly suggest asking all four saints for help.