Job hunting has been the topic of conversation in my home for about 6 months now. I’d say 80% of my husband’s and my chats focus on job postings, resumes, grammar in cover letters, connections & networking, and emails and/or phone calls we’ve received.
It’s SUPER depressing.
Nothing delivers a blow to your self-esteem like sending out 3 dozen job applications, and hearing back from not a single one.
This is where St. Cajetan comes in.
St. Cajetan has a resume that would make the most experience & best paid professional jealous:
Graduated from University of Padua with doctorates in Civil and Canon law.
Senator of Vicenza, Italy
Appointed a protonotary in Rome by Pope Julius II
Ordained in 1516
Joined the Oratory of St. Jerome: worked with the sick, focusing on the incurable
Founded a similar Oratory in Verona, Italy
Founded Theatines, an institute of clergy devoted to reforming the Church in 1523
Founded the Montes Pietatis to help extend loans to the poor
His references would include:
Pope Julius II
Pope Paul IV
Pope Clement VII
Bl. John Marinoni
As you can see, St. Cajetan spent his life working hard not only for the Church, but also the poor and sick. This might explain why he is the Patron Saint of Job Seekers - he understands what’s it’s like to leave one job and transition into a new one. He is also the Patron Saint of the unemployed, gamblers, and is invoke for good fortune. Now, all I need is a job so I can start developing a career/resume that St. Cajetan would be proud of.
St. Cajetan, pray for me so that I might find the perfect job. So that I might write inspired cover letters, catch all of the typos in my resume, and connect with an employer that will offer me work that will bring me closer to God. St. Cajetan, pray that I might emulate your work ethic and honor Christ through my career.
St. Cajetan, pray for us!