Saint of the unemployed, gamblers,
job seekers and good fortune
Although you were born to the nobility,
and had notable educational achievements,
you were and are a friend to the common man and
woman, founding a hospital, a bank,
and a religious order, to serve society.
guides us to entreat your help especially in seeking
jobs and maintaining livelihoods.
ask you now to offer your effective prayers to Almighty
God on behalf of any
of my friends and relatives who are seeking employment
or advancement, or who are facing problems in the
were industrious and you accomplished much. May
all my acquaintances be inspired
to high accomplishment, achieved through good ethical
you loved the Lord faithfully, Cajetan, please help
me to love Him too.
this I pray to you now, good Saint,
with confidence, admiration and loving hope,
was born of the nobility in Vicenza in 1480,
and earned doctorates in both civil and canon law.
Becoming a member of the Vatican Court, he worked
with Pope Julius II to settle a dispute between
the Vatican and the Republic of Venice. He then
established a hospital for incurables in Vicenza,
and subsequently became a priest in the The
of Divine Love, working among people of the
lowest stations in life. He founded a bank to help
the poor, offering an alternative to the exorbitant
fees charged by usurers at the time. The institution
the Bank of Naples.