Saint Anthony

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2020 DateJune 13, 2020
2021 DateJune 13, 2021
Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony History

This day celebrates the life of Saint Anthony. He was born Fernando Martins and later changed his name to Anthony when he was admitted into the new Franciscan Order. St. Anthony is the patron of lost and stolen things and was known as a great preacher and teacher. He died at the early age of 36 and was declared a saint by Pope Gregory IX.

Saint Anthony Facts

  • St. Anthony was appointed provincial superior of northern Italy in the Order of the Friars Minor (also called the Franciscan Order). A provincial superior presides over all the members of a religious institution in a particular region.
  • He is known as St. Anthony of Padua because of the famous sermons he gave in that Italian city shortly before his death.

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