Saint Anthony, help me find what I have lost

Saint Anthony is one of the most beloved saints of the Catholic Church. He’s the one to pray to, for the return of lost articles which might include car keys, misplaced papers, a lost lover …

A short train ride away from Venice is Padua, where you can visit the magnificent Basilica of Saint Anthony. It’s well worth a visit.

He is often shown with the Infant Jesus, a book and lilies, as seen in this street shrine in Venice.



This particular shrine also illustrates another facet of his character, that ofย  profound love of and devotion to the Virgin Mary.




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8 responses to “Saint Anthony, help me find what I have lost

  1. Andrew

    Do you remember the bizarre souvenirs you could buy in Padua, Yvonne. A small fragment of cloth which had been touched to the relic of his tongue! Love St. Anthony but to own something he’s licked is a step too far for this Anglo-Catholic.


  2. Oh Julie, what have you done to me! Your “day job” blog is going to keep me entertained for quite some time!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I love Santo Antonio!!—I’ve written several posts regarding this wonderful Franciscan monk over on my “day job blog” ๐Ÿ™‚ “the bracelet, the Saint, the mystery –and Feast days and Remembrance
    Thank you for sharing——


  4. I didn’t know he helped find lost lovers….hmm….but I can’t think of one I would want back;-)


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