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Patron Saint for Planners?

SW MI Planner

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Just curious....is there a patron saint for planners?

Search on google resulted in Jane Jacobs and William Whyte. Not exactly what I had in mind.

So, is there an actual patron saint for planner's, and if not, I want/need one :)
 

Tranplanner

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Depends on whether you work for the public sector, or the private sector.

Did somebody say SATAN?!
 

Wannaplan?

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For those who are into environmental and regional planning: Lewis Mumford

For those who like sprawl: Peter Gordon
 
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Hmm, I've got a couple for you to choose from, SW MI Planner:
Patron Saint of:

Abuse Victims - St. Adelaide and St. Godelieve
Advocates - St. Ivo of Kermartin
Against Slander - St John Nepomuncene
Civil Engineers - St. Ferdinand III of Castile
Falsely Accused People - St. Blandina
Field Work - Dr. Benedict
Hangovers - St. Bibiana
Impossible Causes - St. Jude Thaddeus
Inter-racial justice - St. Martin de Porres
Recovering Alcoholics - St. Martin of Tours
Sore Eyes - St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Transportation workers - St. Christopher
Victims of Torture - St. Hugh the Little
White Washers - St. Killian
Working People - St. Joseph

Hmm.. that should do it for now, if you need more, here's the link:
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/

Kelly
 

Mastiff

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No no... THIS is our guy!

GREGORY THAUMATURGUS

Also known as:
Gregory of Neo Caesarea; Gregory of Neocaesarea; Gregory of Pontus; Gregory the Wonder Worker; The Wonder Worker;

Greg the wonder worker!

Patronage:
against earthquakes, desperate causes, floods, forgotten causes, impossible causes, lost causes

You just have to love the "lost" and "impossible" causes...

Now, check out his miracles:

"During the construction of a church for his growing flock, the builders ran into a problem with a huge buried boulder. Gregory ordered the rock to move out of the way of his church; it did."

"In order to stop the River Lycus from its frequent and damaging floods, Gregory planted his staff at a safe point near the river bank. He then prayed that the river would never rise past the staff. The staff took root, grew into a large tree, and the river never flooded past it again. This act led to his patronage against floods and flooding."

"Two brothers in Gregory's diocese had inherited a piece of land that contained a lake. Unable to decide how to divide the lake, the two settled on armed combat to settle the matter. On the night before the battle, Gregory prayed for a peaceful solution to the matter. The next morning the brothers found that the lake had dried up leaving easily dividable farm land."

"During Gregory's time in the desert during the Decian persecutions, an informer told the authorities where to find the bishop. Guards went to the site, but found nothing but two trees standing in isolation in the desert. The informer went back to the place and found that what the soldiers had seen as trees were actually Gregory and a deacon in prayer. This convinced the informer of the reality of Gregory's God, and he converted."

So... Floodplain manager, subdivision planner, farmland preservation, and tree and landscape man!
 
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hee! Way to go Mastiff! St. Gregory The Wonder Worker is hence forth proclaimed as the patron saint of planners.
 
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