Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lost anything lately?


Today is the feast day of 
St. Anthony of Padua,
an early Franciscan from the 13th century, 
often considered the patron saint of lost things.

"Tony, tony look around.
Something's lost and can't be found."

I've never invoked St. Anthony's help,
but Fr. Chuck Tally, OFM, of friarside chats
has, "more than once."
Check out his post for a nice little
history of St. Anthony of Padua.

7 comments:

Pyzahn said...

When I was a wee lass, I lost my beloved Girl Scout ring. My mom told me to pray to St. Anthony. Lo and behold, one day I saw something in the grass catch a gleam of light and there was my ring. It had a chip out of the stone from the lawn mower, but I didn't care. St. Anthony had come thru for me. Way to go, dude.

♥ Braja said...

Lost and found? I can relate to that :))

I liked this post Kathleen...but I remember years ago someone telling me to pray to St. Gerard, and now that I think of it, I have no idea who he is :))

Rudee said...

Maybe he can find my medical debit card. It's been lost since I moved and I need new glasses.

Kathleen said...

Pyzah: GREATstory!!!! Wait...I didn't know about girl scout *rings*.I just had badges and pins! Do say more.

Braja: Ha! St. Gerard, eh? I learned geometry from a *Sister" Gerard. I'll have to do a little research.

Rudee: "Tony, Tony, something's lost. Please find Rudee's MDC before it costs!"

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, did I ever tell you I'm related to St Anthony? For real!

Lisa Schnirring

Kathleen said...

LIsa: I had no idea!!!! No wonder you're such a sweetpea! I have to hear the story!!!!

Erin Davis said...

I had no idea St. Anthony was a Franciscan, although I can remember praying to him when I lost a precious childhood item (I didn't find it, but I didn't hold it against him). I love this quote: "Therefore good Jesus, for Thy own sake be to us a Jesus.” Thanks for the link!

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