Who was St. Genesius, and why is he the patron saint of actors? Why is St. Thérèse of Lisieux, who was a cloistered nun, the patron saint of missionaries? Is there a patron saint for automobile mechanics? How about for athletes?
Bestselling Catholic writer Mitch Finley answers these questions and more in this delightful book of one hundred saints and the occupations, groups, or causes they are associated with. These are listed alphabetically and cross indexed with a list of the saints featured in the book, making it easy to find either the saint or the cause. In each short selection, Finley describes the life of the saint and why he or she has been selected as a patron.
Mitch Finley, an award-winning Catholic writer and speaker, has authored more than 30 books, including The Joy of Being Catholic and The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. He is currently staff writer for the official newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington. Mitch resides in Spokane with his wife, Kathleen, who is an author and marriage counselor. They are the parents of three adult sons.