Saint Anthony of Padua Minibook
Title: Saint Anthony of Padua
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
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Founder of Lost Articles
Hammer of Heretics
Doctor of the Church
Pope Benedict XVI "Take courage!
Fix your gaze on our saints."
Come with us to the land of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy and learn about our great Saint. Saint Anthony of Padua had the gift of tongues. He was a great homilist. This is evidenced by his incorrupt tongue, which is in the Relic Room of his Basilica in Padua. His larynx and voicebox are also incorrupt, further witness to his heavenly gift of preaching.
Saint Anthony of Padua fought Heresies. Trace the life of this Saint and the many Miracles associated with him. See the Eucharistic miracle of Rimini where the donkey knelt before the Eucharist. Learn about some of the many Miracles associated with his life
Enter the Reliquary room where his tongue, larynx and voicebox are completely incorrupt. Venerate his tomb, where present day miracles are attributed to his intercession. See the ex-votos and photos of healings through his intercession.
Make St. Anthony your Saint. Ask him to help you find lost souls. Scenes taped in Italy and Padua.
There has always been an Anthony in my life. Even before I knew who Saint Anthony was, and what part he would play in my life, there was an Anthony in my life. You see, my middle brother’s name is Anthony, and although six years older than I, his job was to take care of baby sister. He grumbled a lot at having to drag the pest along with him and his friends, but he did. When I could not keep up with his long legs, he carried me on his shoulders. We fought, as brothers and sisters do, but do not let anyone else try to hurt me; I could always rely on my older brother to defend me. As I grew into a teen-ager he became my advisor to the lovelorn. I didn’t always welcome his counsel, but darn him, he was always right!
We each married and moved miles apart. But the Anthony of my intimate family was to be replaced, as an instrument, by another Anthony. Our precious son died, and we died along with him. We turned off God and His Church, and although we didn’t know it, Bob and I were on the way to turning each other off as well, when St. Anthony came into our life.
The Saint Anthony of Padua who appeared in our life, after almost four years of us not asking anything of St. Anthony, of Jesus or any other member of our Heavenly family, was a curly-haired SicilianAmerican. This Anthony persisted and persisted until he led us to Marriage Encounter and new life in Jesus and the Church. Even the Seminary, where we went for our Marriage Encounter week-end, was called, right again, St. Anthony’s.