Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles, was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher.
St. Anthony of Padua
Send a St. Anthony e-Greeting!
New! ‘Two saints—Francis and Anthony’
In Francis and His Brothers: A Popular History of the Franciscan Friars, Franciscan scholar and historic Dominic V. Monti, O.F.M., tells the inspirational story of Francis of Assisi and his followers, including St. Anthony, the saint called this “Ark of the Covenant” and “Hammer of Heretics.”
Anthony of Padua: The Italian Years
While the saint’s dream was to become a missionary to the Muslims in Morocco, a mighty wind swept the ship badly off course and it landed in Sicily, where he was to begin a journey to Assisi and then to the Italian city of Padua.
Anthony of Padua: The Portugal Years
To the people of Portugal, the saint that most of the world calls Anthony of Padua is better known as Anthony of Lisbon, as that country is the place of his birth in 1195 and where he began his ministry.
Five Favorite Hideaways of St. Anthony
A lifelong admirer of St. Anthony believes that the hidden treasure, which this saint sought above all else, is God.
St. Anthony Shrine
Join us for daily Catholic prayer, tour the National Shrine of St. Anthony and Friary in Cincinnati, find a biography and pictures of St. Anthony of Padua, send a St. Anthony e-card, make a St. Anthony novena, post online prayer requests and donate to help Franciscan ministries.
Why St. Anthony Holds the Child Jesus
Do you know why he is potrayed this way?
Getting to Know Him: A Closer Look at St. Anthony
Listen to the author portray St. Anthony.
Who Is St. Anthony?
Leonard Foley writes of St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles, a Franciscan preacher and teacher.
Devotion to St. Anthony of Padua
Learn why St. Anthony is asked to intercede with God for the return of things lost or stolen.
St. Anthony, the Contemplative
Anthony of Padua often felt a profound longing to step aside from the bustle of his active life and seek the face of God in silent contemplation.
Readers’ Stories of St. Anthony’s Help
Click here to share your story with us!
Ads contrary to Catholic teachings should be reported to our webmaster
. Include ad link.