3 Quick Facts about St. Anthony of Padua
Statue at St Anthony’s Church in Didsbury.
Born in Portugal more than 800 years ago, St. Anthony of Padua is most commonly known to Catholics as the finder of lost things, with prayers invoking the Portuguese saint often about finding one’s keys or phone.
But St. Anthony — who is the second quickest canonized saint in history — is also one of the most influential saints in the Church, recognized across the world for his miracles and preaching.
But who is St. Anthony? Here are three awesome facts about one of the most popular saints in the Catholic Church.
The tomb of St Anthony