St. Anthony

Today I was able to purchase a medal of St. Anthony of Padua for my son. Devin has developed an interest in the saint since he attributes finding his lost car keys a year ago to the intercession of St. Anthony. I had never read much about St. Anthony of Padua until the last week. He has an interesting story. My childhood saints were Patrick and Jude. I bought a St. Jude statue by mistake as a young man thinking it was St. Patrick because he wore a green robe. That’s a natural mistake for a young boy heavily influenced by St. Patrick. Patrick was also my confirmation name. Now, Devin discovers St. Anthony in his mid-twenties. I knew about St. Anthony’s intercessory activity for lost articles, but that was the limit of my knowledge of the Saint’s life.

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Social entrepreneur, Educator, Open Source Advocate
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