He is also the patron saint of lost things. Anthony of Padua.
|Saint Anthony of Padua|
|Canonized||30 May 1232, Spoleto, Italy by Pope Gregory IX|
|Major shrine||Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Italy|
|Attributes||Book; bread; Infant Jesus; lily; fish; flaming heart; mule|
“Dear St . Anthony please come around [name what is lost ] is lost and it cannot be found.” ” St . Anthony , perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find [name what is lost ] which has been lost .
The use of a symbol in a work of art depicting a Saint reminds people who is being shown and of their story.
|Anthony the Great||monk’s habit, bell, pig, T-shaped cross|
|Anthony of Padua||Christ Child, bread, book, white lily|
Anthony was born into a wealthy family and was raised in the church. He joined the Augustinian canons in 1210 and probably became a priest. In 1220 he joined the Franciscan order, hoping to preach to the Saracens (Muslims) and be martyred. On his way to Morocco, he became seriously ill and was forced to return home.
Thus, lilies represent rebirth and hope, just as the resurrection does in the Christian faith. Lilies are also mentioned or alluded to several times in the Bible .
The Franciscan saint Anthony of Padua (? 1193-1231) is usually depicted holding the Christ child and a madonna lily ( Lilium candidum ).
Praying to Saint Anthony when something is lost is a Catholic tradition: Tony, Tony, look around. and must be found!
Retracing Your Steps. Determine the last time you saw the item. It’s probably obvious, but the first step in tracking down the thing you’ve lost is picturing where you last had it. Even if it’s not the exact spot where you lost it, it may jog your memory so you start to remember where you left it.
Call the last place you had the item if it was lost outside your home. Review every place you’ve been to today and think of the last place you remember having the item. Call them and ask to see if it’s been turned in or found. If not, call the other places you were at.
Patronage. Pope Pius IX proclaimed Saint Joseph the patron of the Universal Church in 1870. Having died in the “arms of Jesus and Mary” according to Catholic tradition, he is considered the model of the pious believer who receives grace at the moment of death, in other words, the patron of a happy death.
This is Saint Paul , the so-called Apostle to the Gentiles (non-Jews), holding his usual emblems of a book and a sword.
In addition to being the patron saint of travelers, Saint Christopher is believed to protect people from epilepsy, lightning, storms, pestilence, and floods. Many soldiers also pay tribute to Saint Christopher by wearing his medal or carrying a prayer card with them.
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing . Unlike most saints , Raphael was never a human being who lived on Earth. Instead, he has always been a heavenly angel.
St Camillus, as the patron saint of the sick , hospitals, nurses and physicians, is another all rounder.
A great number of miracles have been attributed to Saint Charbel since his death. The most famous one is that of Nohad El Shami, a 55-year-old woman at the time of the miracle who was healed from a partial paralysis.