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Monday, 26 January 2015

Saint Anthony Of Padua. Confessor And Doctor Of The Church. Feast Day 13 June.

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Saint Anthony of Padua.
Doctor of The Church.
Hammer of Heretics.
Professor of Miracles.
Pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua, O.F.M. (born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231), also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic Priest and Friar of The Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon and died in Padua, Italy.

He was noted by his contemporaries for his forceful Preaching and expert knowledge of Scripture, he was the second-most-quickly Canonised Saint, after Peter of Verona. He was proclaimed a Doctor of The Church on 16 January 1946. He is also the Patron Saint of finding things or lost people.


  1. Fantastic Saint - one of the first I had devotion to, from early childhood, as a helper in finding lost things. I have encouraged invoking him for this among many people over the years, including non-Catholics, and even non-Christians - he invariable seems to come to our assistance (hopefully he may have encouraged their souls in the right direction).

    I have also learnt may other things about St. Anthony: have you come across St. Anthony's Brief? This was given to a soul tormented by suicidal thoughts as protection against these and the diabolical powers which would encourage action upon them - here is a link to a short article on the Brief

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  3. I agree, Matthaeus. Saint Anthony of Padua is my "Go To" Saint whenever I have lost something of importance.

    As it says in the advert: "He does exactly what it says on the tin".

    [For non-UK Readers, that means he does exactly what you have asked for. It's a television advert slogan.]


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