Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Feast Day, St. Anthony of Padua!

I don't normally blog on the weekends, but I just can't let these two feast days pass by unnoticed.  Yesterday, I wrote about the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Today is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua.  Since my two children and I are San Antonio natives, we are particularly devoted to him.  Furthermore, we invoke his intercession constantly since we are forever losing things. 

A few weeks ago, I started thinking about how there are certain things he doesn't find for us, which led me to write this article on the Integrated Catholic Life e-magazine.

Check out this link for a variety of prayers to St. Anthony.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder about St. Anthony! With it falling on a Sunday, I completely forgot.

Anonymous said...

The patron saint of my first parish was St. Anthony. Once I heard the story about how the residents of a certain town where he went to preach did not come to listen to him, so Anthony went to the seashore and preached to the fish, who gathered to listen. Wellll, maybe it is apochryphal, but as a young girl who regularly let her mind wonder during sermons, I began to make a concentrated effort to listen to them. I may have learned something.