Saint Anthony of Padua
Anthony of Padua, St
He is often shown with a book and a lily, in the company of the Christ Child; he may also be represented in a nut-tree to mark his preference for solitude. His feast day is 13 June.
Anthony of Padua, Saint
Saint Anthony of Padua, 1195–1231, Portuguese Franciscan, Doctor of the Church, b. Lisbon. He was renowned for his eloquence. According to tradition, in a vision he received the child Jesus in his arms and is usually thus represented in art. He was known as a preacher and for his holy life and was canonized the year after he died in Padua. Anthony has a reputation as a miracle worker and is popularly invoked to find lost articles. Feast: June 13.
See biography by M. Purcell (1960).