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Is there a Patron Saint of Waitlists?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by beegeforty4, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. beegeforty4

    beegeforty4 Water is hydrophilic. 10+ Year Member

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    Okay, I'm not Catholic, but I think us Lutherans believe in the Assembly of Saints; we just don't pray to those guys that often. So my question is, Catholics: Which saint do I need to pray to so that I can get off the waitlist? I was thinking Anthony since I'm missing an acceptance letter, but Mary is never a bad guess. I don't know.




    I'm not desperate at all...
     
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  3. mr burrito

    mr burrito SOCMOB 2+ Year Member

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    saint jude...
     
  4. HumbleMD

    HumbleMD hmmmm... 7+ Year Member

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    Oh, ouch (patron saint of lost causes for you non-Catholics out there)...
     
  5. mr burrito

    mr burrito SOCMOB 2+ Year Member

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    i should say that the only reason i know that is it was a recommendation from my catholic girlfriend's mom...
     
  6. twick121

    twick121 5+ Year Member

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    haha, someone beat me to saying st. jude
     
  7. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    I prayed a Novena to St. Jude before this application cycle (my 3rd) and I must say, it's been a good cycle.
     
  8. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    is "st. jude" a common punchline for difficult situations?
     
  9. VaulterGirl

    VaulterGirl I ♥ Coquí 2+ Year Member

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    :lol:
     
  10. albaniandoc

    albaniandoc 7+ Year Member

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    I was about to say the same thing. I actually carry a St. Jude necklace and hang it in my rearview mirror. I am not even catholic.
     
  11. beegeforty4

    beegeforty4 Water is hydrophilic. 10+ Year Member

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    Aww it is just soooo cute, all you Catholics...comparing your novenas and rosaries and whatnot.

    Just adorable...
     
  12. epigastric

    epigastric Stewart U. Class of '11 2+ Year Member

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    And yet, if this was a thread about a different sect, there'd be sixteen angry retorts by now. We must all be too drunk on our communion wine to respond properly. :rolleyes:

    I was going to suggest the fairly obscure St. Cajetan, patron saint of job seekers and the unemployed. He founded a hospital as well, so doesn't he doubly count? :D
     
  13. beegeforty4

    beegeforty4 Water is hydrophilic. 10+ Year Member

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    I agree with that so much I'm going to give you a "Here, here!" (while pounding my beer mug on my computer desk)

    Plus, I think I'm going to pick the saint you found to pray to, after I figure out how to pronounce it (thank God for wikipedia)...
     
  14. beegeforty4

    beegeforty4 Water is hydrophilic. 10+ Year Member

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    Actually since I have all you Catholics' attention, did you you guys revoke the whole purgatory thing? There was a rumor from me' Irish uncles that you guys don't have that in the doctrine anymore...
     
  15. muireinin

    muireinin 7+ Year Member

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    back up north
    purgatory's still in, limbo is out
     
  16. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    I just had my confirmation (about 13 years late), I took classes and Purgatory is still there... we're letting more people in now is my understanding.
     
  17. pagemmapants

    pagemmapants Unknown Member 10+ Year Member

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  18. soonerfan77

    soonerfan77 Rather be golfin' 5+ Year Member

    St. Jude is the patron saint of desperate cases or lost causes.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Jude

    :cool:
     
  19. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Catholics don't pray to the saints but ask the saints to pray to God (basically like asking a well connected friend to put in a good word for you).

    Some well or not so well known facts:

    St. Luke is the patron saint of physicians.

    St. Jude Children's Hospital is named for the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes because the founder of the hospital, comedian Danny Thomas, asked St. Jude for help with his career.

    There is a shrine to St. Jude at St. Catherine of Siena Church on E.68th St near Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
     
  20. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Wow. That just made the Saint Jude's Children's Cancer Foundation so much more depressing :(
     
  21. KaraKiz

    KaraKiz I'm Ron Burgundy? 7+ Year Member

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    :lol: Zing.
     
  22. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes, but we still ask for his help because there is still hope in those causes... otherwise we wouldn't be asking at all.
     
  23. DrMontana

    DrMontana 5+ Year Member

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    If you're applying to a Jesiut school St. Thomas Aquinas might be your best bet. He's the patron saint of Catholic Universities.

    If not, I'd go with St. Luke (patron of physicians).
     
  24. trainride

    trainride 2+ Year Member

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    Just pray to Jesus and cut out the middle man. More red tape is the last thing you need while applying to medical schools.
     
  25. Topspin82

    Topspin82 Shaken *and* Stirred 5+ Year Member

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    Or if you want to cross religions for a hot second, you can pray to Ganesha and I point to Wikipedia (I'm too lazy to write it out)...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesha

    As a Hindu, before the beginning of every school year, I do special prayers in His name as well as to Goddess Sarasvati, patron deity of fine arts and knowledge. Just in case.

    As you were. :)
     
  26. beegeforty4

    beegeforty4 Water is hydrophilic. 10+ Year Member

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    Spoken like a true Protestant.
     
  27. beegeforty4

    beegeforty4 Water is hydrophilic. 10+ Year Member

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    I'm surprised some smartass didn't write St. Patrick by now...
     
  28. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    ha! you beat me to it. And you know praying to Ganesha isn't only for Hindus these days. Just ask the people at Teavana who say they sell Buddha and Ganesha statues because they are meant to bring inner peace to the soul. bwahahahaha. ;) ;)
     
  29. rachmoninov3

    rachmoninov3 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'm still for St. Jude, but don't forget Padre Pio, John Paul (though I doubt the Church will count this towards his sainthood if you get in), and St. Michael if you're an adrelanine-junkie-wanna-be-ER-doc (patron saint of police, ems, and caring for those who care for others).
     

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