Saint Anthony of Padua (Explore #419, 8/17/12)
A beautiful statue of Saint Anthony of Padua in the Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Mark R.C. Church, my parish in Brooklyn, New York. He is shown with three of the attributes or symbols you see here; the Infant Jesus, a book and a Lily. Although born in Lisbon, his devotional work was in and around Padua, Italy. He is the Patron Saint of both Lisbon and Padua, as well as lost items, the poor and travelers. He was canonized in less than a year after his death in 1231, at the age of 36. In 1946, he was declared a "Doctor of the Church." His Feastday is June 13th.
See the following for more on this beloved saint. www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=24