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 is typically portrayed holding the child Jesus—or a lily—or a book—or all three—in his arms.

St. Anthony is one of the most loved friends in Heaven. He devoted his entire life to the Lord. He was an excellent teacher and a wonderful preacher. Often known as a finder of lost things and a doctor of the church. He was a humble servant of God and always did the will of the Almighty God.

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.