Wednesday, May 25, 2011
St. Anthony of Padua
Now days, we tend to misplace a lot of our things in life. From keys to phones, all of those small things it seems like. If you go even smaller than that, you find our faith. Our faith is so valuable to us, so essential, it is so vital that when lost, it can be prayed for to St. Anthony to return, just like those keys that we lose. St. Anthony of Padua is the patron saint of lost or stolen items, this also means to ask for those virtues that have been lost. Those like Faith, hope, obedience, prudence, even love. During St Anthony's lifetime, he often felt a profound longing to step aside from the bustle of his active life and seek the face of God in silent contemplation. He wanted to find out faith for himself, and sometimes we should do the same. "Tony, tony, turn around, something's lost and must be found."