Since there is a great deal that’s fishy going on inside and coming out of the Vatican, thus making it a kind of fish hatchery, I thought this question was appropriate.
From a reader…
My dad is the manager at a fish hatchery in the Western US, and I was just wondering who the patron saint of aquaculture workers would be? (I was thinking of getting him a holy card or something like that).
I figured perhaps St. Anthony, who preached to fish. But, I consulted someone whom I thought might know this off the top of his head.
GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson
St. Neot of Cornwall! He was only four feet tall and his monastery sat by a river and he was told by an angel that if he never ate more than one fish a day, the river would never lack for fish.
My first thought was St. Murgen, the mermaid, but she’s probably better invoked as the patroness of bait…
And there, friends, you have it.