10 May: St. Job

Many of the figures in the Old Testament are commemorated by Holy Church as saints.

Here is the entry in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum:

1. Commemoratio sancti Iob, admirandae patientiae viri in terra Hus.

We could talk about Job all day and into next week or next year.


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  1. benedetta says:

    Agree, much to consider there. A first acknowledgement is that the enemy is organized and is looking to snatch away all that he can, and it sometimes comes with just a little harried pressing. With resistance to being snatched or protecting another, it can turn into all out war. So much for the quaint beliefs of some who do not believe that their prayers are involved in any serious battles of import. I daresay at that point they have already in large part lost, and if they have care for others’ souls, then those are in incredible danger. Still, men generally are the architects of their own crosses. As has been remarked upon.

  2. Auggie says:

    Every time I read the Book of Job, I am astounded by the depths and heights of the poetry.

  3. The Mad Sicilian Geek says:

    St. Job…. Patron saint of the unemployed?

  4. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    I have encountered a reference to St. Job’s ‘impatientia’ in the sense that he did not simply silently ‘swallow’ all that his ‘comforters’ were spouting at him, but insistently appealed to God Himself – Who wonderfully clearly answered him Personally, and also said,”Iratus est furor meus in te, et in duos amicos tuos, quoniam non estis locuti coram me rectum, sicut servus meus Job.”

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    Ok, I think I got that entry.

    Venerator: Iratus est furor meus in te. It seems one does not want to be on the receiving end of that statement.

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