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Saint Anthony And The Christ Child - A Vision Book - by Helen Walker Homan

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St. Anthony and the Christ Child

Helen Walker Homan

Vision Books

Helen Walker Homan contributes her third volume to the Vision Books series of saints for youth in this story of the life of the greatly beloved St. Anthony of Padua.

Homan covers many of the important and exciting events in Friar Anthony's life including a voyage to the Mohammedan land of Morocco, a shipwreck, and the meeting in Assisi with St. Francis and all of the Friars Minor. From his days as a youth to the dramatic accounts of his powerful preaching and working miracles as a follower of St. Francis, Homan presents a fascinating account of St. Anthony that youth, and all ages, will find enthralling. Illustrated.

"A series which should be found wherever there are young Catholic readers."
-Ave Maria

"Parents will not have to wonder why Johnny won't read if these Vision Books are made available to their children . . . Splendid in design and format . . ."
- Catholic Standard and Times

"The entire series of Vision Books is recommended for solid training for youth."
- The Tablet

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St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/13

Patron Of: American Indians, Amputees, Barren Women, Boatmen, Butchers, Cemetery Workers, Faith In The Blessed Sacrament, Grave Diggers, Lost Articles, Poor, Sailors

Also known as

    * Antonio da Padova
    * Evangelical Doctor


    * 13 June


    Anthony’s wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan. Priest.

    When the remains of Saint Berard and his companions, the first Franciscan martyrs, were brought to be buried in his church, Anthony was moved to leave his order, enter the Friars Minor, and go to Morocco to evangelize. Shipwrecked at Sicily, he joined some other brothers who were going to the church in Portiuncula. Lived in a cave at San Paolo leaving only to attend Mass and sweep the nearby monastery. One day when a scheduled speaker failed to appear, the brothers pressed him into speaking. He impressed them so that he was thereafter constantly travelling, evangelizing, preaching, and teaching theology through Italy and France.

    A gifted speaker, he attracted crowds everywhere he went, speaking in multiple tongues; legend says that even the fish loved to listen. Miracle worker. One of the most beloved of saints, his images and statues are found everywhere – though none of them portray him as a heavy-set man, which some reports claim he was. Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946.

    One source of the well-known patronage for the recovery of lost objects comes from a legend that, long after Anthony’s death, his old prayer book was kept as a treasured relic, and one day it disappeared. People prayed for help in finding the lost item, a novice found it and returned it; he later admitted that he had “borrowed” the book and returned it after receiving a vision of an angry Anthony.


    * 1195 at Lisbon, Portugal


    * 13 June 1231 of natural causes


    * 30 May 1232 by Pope Gregory IX at Spoleto, Italy


    * against barrenness
    * against shipwreck
    * against starvation
    * against starving
    * against sterility
    * American Indians
    * amputees
    * animals
    * asses
    * boatmen
    * domestic animals
    * elderly people
    * expectant mothers
    * faith in the Blessed Sacrament
    * fishermen
    * harvests
    * horses
    * lost articles
    * lower animals
    * mail
    * mariners
    * oppressed people
    * paupers
    * poor people
    * pregnant women
    * sailors
    * seekers of lost articles
    * starving people
    * swineherds
    * travel hostesses
    * travellers
    * watermen
    * —
    * Brazil
    * Portugal
    * Tigua Indians
    * Beaumont, Texas, diocese of
    * Masbate, Philippines, diocese of
    * Timmins, Ontario, diocese of
    * Amantea, Italy
    * Anzio, Italy
    * Cianciana, Agrigento, Italy
    * Dorado, Puerto Rico
    * Favara, Italy
    * Ferrazzano, Italy
    * Giano Vetusto, Italy
    * Lisbon, Portugal
    * Nicolosi, Italy
    * Padua, Italy
    * San Antonio Tlayacapan, Mexico
    * San Fulgencio, Spain
    * Sandia Indian Pueblo


    * book
    * bread
    * Infant Jesus
    * lily


All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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