St Anthony of Padua

St Anthony of Padua feast day June 13

Anthony of Padua, OFM or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Roman Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy.

Born: August 15, 1195, Lisbon, Portugal

Died: June 13, 1231, Padua, Italy

Place of burial: The Basilica of St. Anthony, Padua, Italy

He is especially invoked and venerated all over the world as the patron saint for the recovery of lost items and is credited with many miracles involving lost people, lost things and even lost spiritual goods.

Anthony of Padua was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher. He’s typically portrayed holding the child Jesus—or a lily—or a book—or all three—in his arms.


Prayed every Tuesday before 7:45am daily mass:

Prayer to Saint Anthony

O holy Saint Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for his creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers.

Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety.

Encouraged by this thought, I implore of you to obtain for me (request).

The answer to my prayer may require a miracle; even so, you are the Saint of Miracles.

O gentle and living St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus, who lived to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.