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Sales Man wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have been trying to find the reason why St. Lucy is the patron saint of salesmen but have not had any luck.

  • Can you explain why she is the patron saint of salesmen?

Thank you!

Sales Man

  { Can you explain why St. Lucy is the patron saint of salesmen? }

Bob replied:

Dear friend,

I could not find any explanation either, but since she was so popular in the early and medieval Church it is not difficult to imagine any group wanting to appropriate her patronage.

My long shot guess is that since her dowry was to be distributed among the poor, someone had to go «door–to–door» to locate and aid those who truly needed assistance, hence salesmen saw in this a kinship

Keep digging, you may find an answer.


Bob Kirby

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