Category Archives: Lawyer-Saints

Francis de Sales: Lawyer, Reformer, Saint

Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was one of the leading figures in the Catholic Reformation. In his book,¬†True Reformers: Saints of the¬†Catholic Reformation, on which I have drawn extensively for this post, Jerome Williams characterizes de Sales as “an accomplished and … Continue reading

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Fidelis of Sigmaringen: Another Lawyer Saint

If asked to identify the patron saint of lawyers, most people would probably name Thomas More, the “Man For All Seasons” of Robert Bolt’s well-known play. But throughout the ages, perhaps because of the great number of lawyer-saints, a number … Continue reading

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Saint Cajetan: Protector of the Sick and the Poor

Gaetano del Conti di Tiene, better known as St. Cajetan, was born in 1480 in Vicenza, in the Republic of Venice in Italy. His parents were members of the local nobility and Cajetan received an excellent education, culminating in a … Continue reading

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LAWYERS WHO BECAME SAINTS: A NEW SERIES

Lawyers have not fared very well in most English translations of the Bible. We find, for example, this denunciation in the Gospel of Luke: “Woe … to you lawyers! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you … Continue reading

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