Saint Homobonus

Patron Saint of Business People

Saint Homobonus

Saint Homobonus is the patron saint of business people. He may not be the most known saint, but none the less a favorite saint among very many business people big or small.

People who yearn for greater success in their business may turn to Saint Homobonus. That is of course if you believe in the power of saints.

His birth name was Omobono Tucenghi. The name “Homobonus” comes from the Latin, which translates to “a good man”. He certainly was a good man!

His feast day is November 13th. He died in the year 1197.

Saint Homobonus lived in Northern Italy in a place called Cremona. Cremona is about 60 km from Milan by the river Po. Cremona is today widely known for its music festivals. Cremona is famous for the production of violins.

Saint Homobonus had little to do with music as far as we know. His father was a clothes merchant. Homobonus inherited his father’s business.

As it turned out Homobonus was an even more successful business owner than his father. He suspected that there were more profits to be made selling cloth fabrics. People at that time were much more into sewing their own clothes.

His intuition about selling cloth fabrics instead of clothes turned out to be a stroke of genius.  His business was an enormous success. He was hard working and made smart corporate decisions. As it turned out Homobonus became very wealthy.

When he was 50 years old he had accumulated so much wealth he did not need to work anymore. He retired with more money anyone can dream of. 

His attribute is of course the money bag.

The Art of Giving

charity

Homobonus knew the secret of giving. One may think this man was the envy of the town and that many turned against him because he was so prosperous.

That was not the case. Homobonus was very much respected and loved by his fellow citizens.

Once every single week throughout both his working years and retirement years Homobonus would visit the less fortunate. On a regular basis he gave money and gifts to those who needed it most.

He was a great believer in sharing his wealth and giving to charity. The strange thing is that his acts of kindness did not make him less wealthy in any way. Quite the contrary he only got richer and richer.

Many have since discovered this secret to accruing wealth; you must give to receive. Tons of books have since been written about the importance of this matter both by Catholics and none-Catholics.

It seems to be universal. The bestseller book “How to solve your money problems forever” by Victor Boc, devotes half of the book discussing only this matter. And as Lao Tzu said: To take you must give.

Saint Homobonus was a devoted Catholic

Every single day Homobonus went to mass where he would receive the Eucharist. On November 13th 1197 he attended mass as usual at Saint Edigio church.

At one point he stretched his arms out and fell flat on the floor. At first the others who were present thought nothing of it. Homobonus was a very religious man and they dismissed the episode as an act of devotion.

A little while later when he did not get up some got concerned and went to check on him. Homobonus was dead. The probable cause of death was a heart attack.

Sainthood

The inhabitants of Cremona were devastated. They had lost their beloved Homobonus. The Bishop of Cremona immediately travelled to Rome to talk to the Pope in person.

Pope Innocent III agreed to the meeting. Pope Innocent III was very much impressed with this kindhearted and generous businessman. Only fourteen months after Homobonus died Pope Innocent III canonized him to sainthood.

This was quite uncommon at that time. Homobonus was a layman and married. He was also a business man. Most of those who reached sainthood were martyrs and had devoted their lives to the church.

None the less Pope Innocent III had no doubts and praised Homobonus loud and clear. He made it very clear that this man was good in name and deed! Saint Homobonus is a true Catholic saint.

17 thoughts on “Saint Homobonus”

    • Saint Homobounos, I pray that you make my cleaning buisness busy with lots of good customers who want to pay me for my service.that my buisness get so BIG and I would have to hire cleaning ladies to work under me. And in return I will call you bless by your name and i will bless the less fortunate. Amen…..L.G.

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  1. St.Homobonus patron of business people,please pray for me that I may succeed in my business of new clothes,I promise to give back to the needy if the sales come through and am able to meet all my expenses,mother mary,please intercede for me.

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  2. Saint Homobounos, I pray that you make my IT business busy with lots of good customers who want to pay me for my service.that my business get so BIG and I would have to hire more workers to work under me. And in return I will shall help teh people in need

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  3. Saint Homobonus,
    I pray that you help me help my dads property so that he can pay all his debts and so that I will have a commission to fall into… I ask you this great favor so that this new business man wants to purchase the property in the specific location we have it in and he falls I love with it as you have now made this investor wealthy. Please help god with this decision I have faith on you.
    Thank you and amen

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  4. Dearest St Homobonus,
    Please help my online business to grow and become very successful , please help me find more customers and reach a lot of people all over the world, help me succeed In everything I do and become a very successful entrepreneur. Thank you in Jesus name amen

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  5. Beloved St Homobonus,
    Many times I have tried to make enough money to have a comfortable life. Many time the world situations have put an end to those dreams and I have lost much and to just make ends meet have had to obtain additional jobs to survive. I have shuned away from the lottery only because I know that even after caring for the essential in life I would only profess to give all of it away – honestly – I would not want to win the lorttery! I would prefer have a business that I enjoy and that I could: pay Caesar what Caesar is due (taxes), pay my expenses to the business, pay my household bills, give a good amount to charities, and take care of my family and enjoy my golden years. I have just made an investment into an business that I will run. I ask you to watch over me, protect me from those who would trick me, and help my business to grow so that I can enlist others to as wellto become self sufficient, by paying it forward in Gods name. Jesus Christ and Blessed Mother, Mary I ask that you interceedon my behalf. AMEN.

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  6. Dearest Saint Homobonus,
    I am praying to help my daughter establish her botique and massage studio. She has been struggling with ADHD and not doing well in school. Please help my husband on his job. There are people who are unfair. Please help me to get a good paying job, so I can pay my bills and invest in something for my future. My family has been struggling for a long time. We have had a lot of losses and constant financial, health and emotional battles. Please pray with us for immediate changes as I do not know what else to do.

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  7. saint homobonus im praying for our business to be more success please give us very nice and good payer clients as well as security guards with good heart. in Jesus name and mama Mary im praying this to you. Amen.
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  8. Dear Saint Homobonus,
    Please help me with my online beauty business i need good paying customers from all over the country. My prayer is to sell $300 or more a day in products.
    With this success i would pay it forward, helping others is a passion for mind but resources are needed.
    Thank you,

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  9. Saint Homobonus, please help my family sell our dry cleaning business as soon as possible so that our family can finally move onto bigger and better things.

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  10. Saint Homobonus, I’m praying for the small business around the world, help them with their daily life. With this COVID 19, help them to be strong and not loss hope. I ask the divine mercy Lord Jesus for help along with my business. I ask for you’re help. AMEN.

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  11. St Homobonus. Thank you Please help me to expand my own business with love To share my income who needed help to increase a lot of business so I may increase my sharing of love and prosperity.

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  12. St. Homobonus bless our bookshop and our farming businesses. It’s been almost 2 to 3 years of difficulties on our bookshop business. We have not been selling any books to institutions and individuals that we used to sell to. St. Homobonus, I do not seem to understand how this business has come to a standstill without selling anything. Through my faith of the understanding that our Beloved God will one day open up and bring customers to purchase these books, like before, has helped me to soldier on despite not selling anything for almost 3 years now. Please intercede for me in this bookshop and farming ( Livestock and fisheries farming). I’m praying St. Homobonus that you help me as this will assist me to help the elderly, people in need, blind people and many other people in need. I’m not able, at the moment, to help everyone who is asking for help due to this problem. Let your less privileged people see your glory by helping the needy through this bookshop, livestock, fisheries and crop farming business. The name of the bookshop is KEVLARNET SOLUTION BOOKSHOP. Zambia. Amen

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  13. Humble and Generous St.Homobonus please bless us today with a positive start to our new Business. Its a rewarding business that will help alot of people and pets at the same time. This business will provide carrying and spending time with furbabies thru out the day so they will live healthy fuller lives for many years to come. We strive to provide good quality caretaking towards people’s beloved pets❤! In the name of the Father, Son , & Holy Trinity, 🙏 🙏 🙏

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  14. Dear Saint Homobonus, finding you this period Is not a mistake. I have had a business for one year plus and i’m grateful for it’s growth but I am not comfortable with the speed or where it is now. Dear Saint I pray that you Interseed for me that my business grows to enable me attain financial breakthrough. I pray for more business ideas to help improve my business. We ask all this through Jesus Christ our lord. Amen

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