Happy Silversmiths Day!

Silver Ogham Bracelet

Today is another busy day in the workshop. I'm working on adding more new silver ogham jewelry products to the shop as well as putting the finishing touches on our new bracelet range. Exciting times! A reminder came up on my calender this morning that today was St. Andronicus's Day. You may be wondering why did I set a reminder in my calender for this day!?

Well St. Andronicus is the patron saint of silversmiths and today is his feast day! So every year on the 9th October I go to work knowing today is the day of the silversmiths!

By the way, that link takes you to Eileen's personal website where she discusses all things jewelry and especially her week to week commissions, especially engagement rings.

Working on new jewellery Designs

This got me thinking. What other professions have patron saints? And what about the newer professions? Considering silversmithing is a 3,000 year old craft it's not surprising that we have a patron saint but what about people working in IT?

Selection of hammers from silversmiths workshop

So I went in search of other patron saints, here are just a few of the more unusual ones.

St. Isidore of Seville is the patron saint of the Internet. Apparently this link has been made as St. Isidore wrote a dictionary and an encyclopedia so I suppose the internet is seen as the modern day equivalent.

Saint Genesius of Rome is the patron saint of Comedians. He was originally the patron saint of actors and performers as apparently this was his profession so this meant he also got to be the patron saint of comedians.

St Joseph of Cupertino is the patron saint of astronauts.

Not surprisingly I was able to find an Irish connection! St. Brendan is the patron saint of whales and St. Fiacre is the patron saint of taxi drivers.

Do you know what your professions patron saint is?

Find out more about your patron saint here.

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