Skip to comments.St. Anthony, Finder of the Lost (It wasn’t lost articles, but lost souls)[Ecumenical]
Posted on 06/13/2013 6:56:15 PM PDT by Salvation
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Saint of the Day Ping!
I guess I had been confusing St. Anthony of Egypt with St. Anthony (of Portugal) all this time. Well, I will keep both in mind from now on.
My faith in St Anthony is 100%. over 5 decades he has never failed, including lost of engagement ring that took 5 years for me to find after I though someone that came in the house for repairs picked it up....found in the back of my closet on a christmas tree music box...pray and forget it, you will find it but be patient......Love St Anthony, ever faithful as the patron of the lost, souls or items...GG
Thanks for sharing your story.
Thank you. I have always thought it odd that there was a Patron of Lost Articles.
Now you know why since his psalter was stolen and he prayed that it would be found so he could use it again in teaching.
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My kitty was about a year old when this incident happened. He is a rescued barn cat, so he likes to go outside even though we live in the suburbs. He has always come home several times a day to be fed, and slept indoors every night.
Well, one end-of-summer night 2 years ago, Watson didn’t come home. I called and called. I worried and prayed. No Watson, even first thing the next morning.
Then I remembered St. Anthony and St. Francis, so I prayed to both of them; for St. Francis to keep Watson safe, and for St. Anthony to help me find him.
I went outside and called Watson’s name again. This time I listened carefully for any sign of his meow. I heard a very faint meow, from a bit of a distance, so I thought he was finally coming home! No sign of him, so I called again, and this time I went toward his meow. I walked down to the house across the street, and kept calling, and I kept hearing his response! He was alive! But where was he?
I continued until I was about 5 houses away from ours, and I could hear him but not see him. It sounded like he was high up. I was surprised when I saw his precious little face in a hole in the roof’s soffit just pleading with me to get him out of the attic where he was stuck! We were finally able to pull him out, once the hole was made a little bigger. Apparently, there had been a hole that some squirrels had made in the soffit, and they had been nesting in the neighbors’ attic. Our kitty had chased the squirrel up a tree that was near the side of the house, and he was able to get IN because of the angle of the roofline, but couldn’t get OUT because his collar got stuck on one of the boards. The poor thing was traumatized for a day or so, but he recovered and is back to his regular barn cat ways.
I credit both St. Anthony and St. Francis in their intervention on behalf of our sweet kitty. It was truly a remarkable situation that I was able to hear his little tiny meow from that far away.
St. Anthony bump!
Thank you St. Anthony for all the help you have provided to me over the years, including just last week.
You are a most compassionate person and have always answered my requests for intercession.
Amen!! St. Anthony NEVER fails!! Just believe and you will find what you are looking for.
My grandmother had a penchant for sending small amounts of cash through the mail to members of her family. No amount of warniings against this practice deterred her because she always wrote a tiny S.A.G. near the stamp, or at the envelope point where the flap sealed. S.A.G. stands for “St. Anthony Guide”.
She claimed that nothing had ever been lost, or stolen when protected by S.A.G. She said that she’d been taught that by the nuns when she was a child in Pennsylvania in the late 1800s, or early 1900s.
This panel is one half of a predella which consisted of two parts for the representation of the most highly revered saints of the Franciscan order. The other side also depicts Franciscan saints. This panel adorned the lower, not very clearly visible, subordinate addition to a major altarpiece, hence the modest colour scheme content to forgo variety.
The text giving the names of the donors and the date in fine Gothic minuscules occupies an outstanding place in the lower image field.
“..over five decades he has never failed...”
Our household too! St. Anthony always helps us find missing articles- they are ALWAYS found once he is invoked, it is truly amazing.
ahh...well, so, it really did involve lost articles after all.
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