The First Friday Society for Catholic Business Professionals humbly asks the intercession of two patron saints: Margaret Mary Alacoque and Homobonus.
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque was a French Roman Catholic nun and mystic, who promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in its modern form. Appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Our Lord asked that, in reparation for the ingratitude of men, He be honored for His love under the emblem of His human heart. He made twelve specific promises of reward for such honor. In particular, "To those who will go to Communion on the First Friday of the month, during nine consecutive months, I promise the grace of final perseverance." She was canonized by Benedict XV in 1920, and her feast is celebrated on October 16.
Homobonus is the patron saint of business people, tailors, shoemakers, and clothworkers, as well as of the city of Cremona, Italy, where he lived and worked as a merchant. Born Omobono Tucenghi, he was a married layman who believed that God had allowed him to work in order that he would be able to support people that were living in a state of poverty. He was canonized in 1199 at the urgent request of the citizens of Cremona. His feast day is November 13.