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Saint Anthony, God's Instrument

For many people the most famous thing about Saint Anthony of Padua is his reputation as a wonder-worker. He’s brought happiness to many believers, for example, by helping them find their lost wedding rings or car keys.
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One Friar to Another: Thank You, Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony of Padua lived a remarkable life as a Franciscan friar, but his ministry happened completely by accident. In this week's Franciscan Spirit Video, Friar Clifford Hennings pays homage to this famous Franciscan and discusses his ongoing influence on Catholics the world over.
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The Holy Words of Saint Anthony

Near the end of his life, Anthony of Padua composed a collection of sermons or “sermon notes.” Having been an outstanding theology teacher and preacher for much of his life, Anthony wanted to help his Franciscan confreres in their preaching ministry.   He wrote these so-called “sermon notes” for the benefit of his brothers. I'd like to share with you some passages of St. Anthony’s sermons.
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How Saint Anthony Found Me

Saint Anthony of Padua is a name that conjures up many ideas and images: some factual, some the stuff of legends, some just plain silly. But doesn’t that attest to his importance as a saint? Only the saints can have that kind of an effect on people’s thinking. They tend to be bigger than life, and that’s what their stories are all about—men and women who are bigger than life, and who passionately love the Lord.
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Why Saint Anthony Holds the Child Jesus

Next to Mary of Nazareth, the saint most often seen in artwork holding the child Jesus in his arms is Saint Anthony of Padua. If there is anything I’ve learned from visiting churches and Catholic missions throughout the world, it is that the image of Anthony and the child Jesus is a favorite around the globe. It can be found wherever Catholic missionaries have carried the Good News, even in the most remote regions of the world.
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Getting to Know Saint Anthony of Padua

A favorite in much of the Catholic world, Saint Anthony of Padua has more cities and places named after him than any other saint—sixty-eight.
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The Words of Saint Anthony Live On

Near the end of his life, Anthony of Padua composed a collection of sermons or “sermon notes.” Having been an outstanding theology teacher and preacher for much of his life, Anthony wanted to help his Franciscan confreres in their preaching ministry. He wrote these so-called “sermon notes” for the benefit of his brothers.
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