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Patron Saint for Secretaries QUESTION from Laura Ulmer March 9, 1999 Who is the Patron Saint for secretaries? Thank you for taking the time to answer this question. May our Lord continue to Bless you and your family.
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius on March 12, 1999 Dear Laura:
The Patron of Secretaries is St. Genesius.
There are at least three saints with that name. Although I am not sure, I think the one we want is St. Genesius who died in 303AD.
He was a catechumen who was a notary at Arles, Gual. He refused to record the order of Emperiors Diocletian and Maximian decreeing the persecution of Christians when it was read out in the court in which he was serving. He denounced the decree to the judge. Genesius then fled, sought baptism (which was denied him because of his youth), and when captured was beheaded ont he back of the Rhone River.
His Feast Day is August 25th
So we have a model of a secretary who disobeys his boss :-).
Lesson: Secrataries are not required to perform unethical or illegal acts for their bosses!
Course you might get beheaded :-)
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