Chris Lowney, author of Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, suggests that the recently canonized Peter Faber would be a good patron saint of business. He makes his argument in this article for NCR. Based on something Faber wrote while in Germany, Lowney concludes:
Faberâ€™s vision of business is an ennobling, inspiring one. Entrepreneurs with a Faber-style flair for business donâ€™t think only of â€œenhancing shareholder valueâ€ and making themselves hog-whimperingly rich; they hop out of bed each morning feeling blessed to help fellow citizens use their talents, support their families in a highly dignified way, and alleviate poverty in their communities.
That attitude sounds like a path to spiritual consolation, doesnâ€™t it?