St. Cajetan
16th Century Italy

St. Cajetan in Paper maché

Born of Venetian nobility Cajetan studied law but turned down a government post to follow a religious vocation. He was ordained a priest and made a particular commitment to helping the poor and the sick. He founded a hospital for the terminally ill. He also started a bank to help the poor as an alternative to usurers, which later became the Bank of Naples.
St. Cajetan is the patron of job seekers and unemployed workers.

Further information on St. Cajetan can be found in Lives of the Saints or Saints Index on Catholic Forum

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