Dear Saint Anthony look around. Something is lost that must be found!!
Saint Anthony was known for his simple preaching of the Catholic faith, making it clear and understandable to the most unlettered and innocent.
Following his ordination to the priesthood, Saint Anthony felt a call to join the Franciscans. He was granted permission and took the name Anthony upon entering the hermitage.
At one point, Dominican friars came to visit the Franciscans and there was confusion over who would preach the homily at mass. The Dominicans were known for their preaching, so the Franciscans assumed they would do the preaching. However, the Dominicans assumed the Franciscans would preach since they were the hosts.
The head of the Franciscans asked St. Anthony to preach on whatever the Holy Spirit told him to. St. Anthony is said to have delivered a very eloquent and impressive homily.
Saint Anthony had a book of psalms in which he kept notes and comments to help when teaching. Though, when it was stolen by a novice who left the hermitage, St. Anthony prayed it would be found and returned to him. The thief did return the book and returned to the hermitage. The book is said to be preserved in the Franciscan friary of Bologna today.
Saint Anthony is the patron saint of lost things.
His feast day is June 13.
St. Luke Catholic Church - Plain, WI
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Plain, WI 53577
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