St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony of Padua is one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints. Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles, was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher. He’s typically portrayed holding the child Jesus—or a lily—or a book—or all three—in his arms. Many people give alms to St. Anthony Bread in thanksgiving to God for blessings received through the prayers of St. Anthony.
St. Anthony of Padua’s life is what every Christian’s life is meant to be; a steady courage to face the ups and downs of life, the call to love and forgive, to be concerned for the needs of others, to deal with crisis great and small, and to have our feet solidly on the ground of total trusting love and dependence on God.[St Anthony and Shrine]
Source: St Anthony and Shrine
Image Wikimedia Commons. 2017. Wikimedia Commons. [ONLINE] Available at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sirani_-_Gesù_Bambino_e_Sant%27Antonio_da_Padova.jpg [Accessed 17 June 2017].
St. Anthony Shrine. 2017. St. Anthony of Padua | St Anthony Shrine. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.stanthony.org/st-anthony-of-padua/. [Accessed 17 June 2017].
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