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St. Anthony, He Me Find . . .

13 Jun

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua, one of the most beloved saints in the Church. This 13th-century disciple of St. Francis of Assisi was known for his marvelous teaching and preaching–so much so that he has been honored with the title “doctor of the Church.”

He is also known as a wonder-worker, as many miracles over the centuries have been attributed to his intercession. In fact, most people now think of him primarily as the “finder of lost articles,” as countless people seek his heavenly assistance. As the prayer goes, “Tony, Tony, turn around. Something’s lost and must be found.”

I once had a friend who would jokingly pray, “St. Anthony, help me find a parking place . . . never mind, there’s one.”

I have a St. Anthony story from earlier this year that I would like to share. Continue reading