Patron of Lost Things and Miracles
Feast Day: June 13
Anthony’s story took place long ago. At age 20, Anthony chose to renounce
his inheritance, sell all his possessions and live a meager, hermit-like
existence serving the poor. He ultimately became a Franciscan along with
his friend, Saint Francis of Assisi.
Anthony was such a brilliant speaker
and when he preached to the fish they stood up on their tails in the water
to listen. He became known as a “Wonder Worker” and is regarded as one of
the greatest preachers of all time. The churches in Italy could not house
all who came to hear Anthony.
He also became famous as an interceder,
settling feuds, helping to secure justice and creating peace between
warring adversaries. It is written that a disciple of Anthony’s once
borrowed one of his books without permission and then suffered such a
horrible fate that he quickly returned it. This led Anthony to become
popularly known as the finder of lost things.
Some people pray to Saint
Anthony when they lose their keys or other material belongings; others pray
to him when they think that they (or a loved one) may be losing their way.
Pray to Saint Anthony to help you find your path to spirituality and
serenity in your life. ©