Patron Saint of Job Seekers

Giovanni Battista Piamarta: The patron saint of job seekers, this Italian priest spearheaded an impressive number of initiatives—including a publishing house, several institutes, and at least two religious congregations—all aimed at maintaining the “cultural and social presence” of Catholicism in the “modern world.”

Piamarta reportedly drew his strength from the hours he’d spend in prayer and contemplation each day. “The secret of his intense and busy life is found in the long hours he gave to prayer. When he was overburdened with work, he increased the length of his encounter, heart to heart, with the Lord,” Benedict said. “He preferred to pause before the Blessed Sacrament, meditating upon the passion, death and resurrection of Christ, to gain spiritual fortitude and return to gaining people’s hearts, especially the young, to bring them back to the sources of life with fresh pastoral initiatives.”

With special thanks to http://www.catholicexchange.com

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