Episode 9: Patron Saints of Woodworking (Role Models: Part 1)

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Episode 9: Patron Saints of Woodworking (Role Models: Part 1)

In our ninth episode we talk about a few of the patron saints of woodworking:

    • Patron Saint: heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family or person. Catholics believe that patron saints, having already transcended to the metaphysical, are able to intercede effectively for the needs of their special charges.
    • St. Wolfgang of Regensburg (934-994) – Feast Day: October 31
    • St. Joseph (father of Jesus) – Feast Days: March 19 (Joseph, Husband of Mary) and May 1 (Joseph the Worker)
    • St. Nicholas Owen (1562-1606) – Feast Day: March 22

Weekly Challenge

  1. Do you have any patron saints or role models in woodworking?
  2. What did you glean from these saints’ stories?

Be sure to let us know on social media by tagging us and using the hashtag #stayvirtuous so everyone can find the conversation and join in!  Especially, those of you that have a different perspective as a full-time or part-time woodworker.

Featured Craftsman

Craig Thibodeau –Handmade furniture, veneering, marquetry, decorative inlay, and mechanical movement – (Instagram, Website)

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