He was a Franciscan Friar, theologian and preacher from Portugal. Very popular due to his entertaining miracles.
These included persuading an ass to kneel before the Eucharist after a challenge from a non-believer, and restoring a boy’s leg cut off by his mother after he kicked her. Now that’s entertainment.
Perhaps the most notable miracle occurred after he told a miser ‘Where your treasure is, there will be your heart also’.
When the miser died guess what? His heart was found in his treasure chest. This made our hero the Patron of Lost Property as well as Padua.
He is now officially the Patron Saint of the Elderly, Grave-diggers, Lost Property, Infertile Women, and the Poor.
St. Anthony of Padua Facts and Figures
Name: Anthony of Padua
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: 1195-1231
Celebration or Feast Day: June 13th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 93
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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