Anthony loved God with all his heart, and his poverty, humility and courage reflected this. When he preached, his zeal and love of God were palpable. People were moved by his holiness, even more than by his words. The crowds that sought to hear him speak were so great-sometimes 30,000 that the churches could not hold them, so he went into the piazzas or the open fields. People waited all night to hear him. At last, worn out by travel, preaching, fasting and illness, he died in 1231 at the age of 36. He was canonized within the year.
During his life, and after his death, St. Anthony was known as the "Wonder Worker". He is the patron of lost items, sailors, fishermen, the poor, animals, travelers and for centuries the finder of love. He's ofter referred to as the Matchmaker Saint and is especially invoked on St. Anthony's Eve (June 12) by those seeking the love of a spouse. Festivities around the world abound on this day, especially in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico. Increasingly the faithful are turning to St. Anthony, the Wonder Worker, in world hungry for love.
Will Receive 1 St. Anthony Of Padua Figurine
Size:~ 4.25 Inch x 1.25 Inch
- Comes with prayer card
- Made in China
- Each one will be slightly different by size, shape, and appearance due to manufacturing!
Dear St. Anthony, you were called to serve God through religious life, and you did so wholeheartedly. However, I feel called to serve God through marriage and children. Our Heavenly Father has told us, "It is not good for man to be alone. Let us make for him a helpmate suitable for him." I long to be that helpmate and share my life with a good, loving spouse. I long to welcome children and raise them in love. Beloved saint, you have long been known as the saint of miracles. Encouraged by this, I implore you to obtain for me a good and loving spouse. I ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.