Saint Anthony, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Today’s readings Saint Anthony is probably one of the best-known Catholic saints. As the patron for finding lost objects, I’m sure so many of us have prayed, “Tony, Tony, look around, something’s lost and can’t be found.” We all lose track of things from time to time, and it’s nice to have someone to help… Continue reading Saint Anthony, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Saint Anthony, Abbot

When Saint Anthony – and this is not the Saint Anthony who helps us find lost things – was about eighteen years old, his parents died, and left him to care for his young sister and the family home.  They had left him with an inheritance to take care of this.  Saint Athanasius writes that… Continue reading Saint Anthony, Abbot

Saint Anthony, abbot

Today’s readings When Saint Anthony – and this is not the Saint Anthony who helps us find lost things – was about eighteen years old, his parents died, and left him to care for his young sister and the family home.  They did not leave him destitute, however, and they were rather well-to-do.  Saint Athanasius… Continue reading Saint Anthony, abbot

St. Anthony of Padua

Today's readings | Today's saint [display_podcast]  You know, it’s a bit of a happy coincidence that we have today’s first reading on this feast of St. Anthony of Padua.  St. Anthony, of course, is best known for his intercession on behalf of all of us who are forgetful and lose track of things from time… Continue reading St. Anthony of Padua