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Who Was St. Anthony of Padua?
Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231), patron
of the poor and a Doctor of the Church, is one of our most famous saints. He is most notable for interceding on behalf of those searching for lost things.
In the following video, Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC, shares a story of the first "lost thing" Anthony was most famous for finding:
By the way, this prayer to St. Anthony asks for help in finding missing items:
Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find (mention your petition) which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss.
To this favor I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.
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