My daily calendar has informed that today is the Feast Eve of St. John Bosco, patron saint of editors. I wouldn’t be surprised to find a patron saint of writers (turns out Francis de Sales has the job), but an editor? Score! I love how many odd things have a patron saint. Check out this list. So many! Stamp collectors, abdominal pains, and (my personal favorite) leaping. Next time you leap over that puddle, say a quick prayer to Saint Venantius.
I just did a quick read of John Bosco’s life and I can’t quite figure out why he would be particularly interested in helping out editors, and I also can’t help but wonder if he has time for us, what with his other duties as the patron saint of apprentices, boys, laborers, students, and young people. Still, being an editor/writer and Catholic, I’m all for partaking in some feast business this eve.