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Saints related to Patron-of-laborers

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  • St. James the Greater
    St. James the Greater was one of the original twelve apostles. The son of Zebedee, he is often referred to as “the Greater” as a way of distinguishing him from the apostle James, brother of Jude. St. James the Greater preached in Spain and was later martyred back in Jerusalem in the first official persecution of the Church.
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  • St. John Bosco
    St. John Bosco was born Becchi, Italy in 1815. After having been ordained a priest, he began to work with the street urchins in Turin. Having lived in poverty himself, he treated them with the greatest kindness and compassion. He opened schools and provided shelters for the homeless boys.
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  • St. Joseph
    Most people recognize St. Joseph for his role in the Christmas story, as the husband of the Virgin Mary as well as the foster father of Jesus. Because of his blessed death, assisted by the Child Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph is the patron of a happy death.
    Typically shown as a robed and bearded man. Often shown with carpentry tools, a lily and the child Jesus.
  • St. Lucy
    St. Lucy lived in Syracuse in the early fourth century and was a virgin martyr of the Diocletian persecution. Refusing to marry a pagan, St. Lucy was turned over to the governor and she was tortured and killed. According to legend, as part of her tortures, her eyes were put out.
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