St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua

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

Feast Day: Roman Rite Calendar - 06/13
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* Antonio da Padova_x000D_
* Evangelical Doctor_x000D_
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* 13 June_x000D_
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Anthony’s wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan. Priest._x000D_
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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._x000D_
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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._x000D_
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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._x000D_
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* 1195 at Lisbon, Portugal_x000D_
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* 13 June 1231 of natural causes_x000D_
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Canonized_x000D_
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* 30 May 1232 by Pope Gregory IX at Spoleto, Italy_x000D_
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Patronage_x000D_
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* against barrenness_x000D_
* against shipwreck_x000D_
* against starvation_x000D_
* against starving_x000D_
* against sterility_x000D_
* American Indians_x000D_
* amputees_x000D_
* animals_x000D_
* asses_x000D_
* boatmen_x000D_
* domestic animals_x000D_
* elderly people_x000D_
* expectant mothers_x000D_
* faith in the Blessed Sacrament_x000D_
* fishermen_x000D_
* harvests_x000D_
* horses_x000D_
* lost articles_x000D_
* lower animals_x000D_
* mail_x000D_
* mariners_x000D_
* oppressed people_x000D_
* paupers_x000D_
* poor people_x000D_
* pregnant women_x000D_
* sailors_x000D_
* seekers of lost articles_x000D_
* starving people_x000D_
* swineherds_x000D_
* travel hostesses_x000D_
* travellers_x000D_
* watermen_x000D_
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* Brazil_x000D_
* Portugal_x000D_
* Tigua Indians_x000D_
* Beaumont, Texas, diocese of_x000D_
* Masbate, Philippines, diocese of_x000D_
* Timmins, Ontario, diocese of_x000D_
* Amantea, Italy_x000D_
* Anzio, Italy_x000D_
* Cianciana, Agrigento, Italy_x000D_
* Dorado, Puerto Rico_x000D_
* Favara, Italy_x000D_
* Ferrazzano, Italy_x000D_
* Giano Vetusto, Italy_x000D_
* Lisbon, Portugal_x000D_
* Nicolosi, Italy_x000D_
* Padua, Italy_x000D_
* San Antonio Tlayacapan, Mexico_x000D_
* San Fulgencio, Spain_x000D_
* Sandia Indian Pueblo_x000D_
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Representation_x000D_
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* book_x000D_
* bread_x000D_
* Infant Jesus_x000D_
* lily_x000D_
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