Francis and Anthony

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God Provides the Balance

People walked days to hear me preach and in such numbers that I often spoke outdoors.
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St. Anthony statue holding Chris child in his arms.

Anthony: The Hammer of Heretics

Anthony traveled tirelessly in both northern Italy and southern France, choosing to enter the cities where the heretics were strongest.
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Love Pours Forth

When I once preached on the wedding feast at Cana, I suggested that the six stone jars had a moral interpretation: six ways to purify the soul.
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The Place You Call Holy

Forget your cell, your cave, your place of prayer and be where you are—and in no other place.
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Saint Anthony holds the child jesus

St. Anthony of Padua: Finder, Teacher, Matchmaker, Guide

This friar writes about the popular customs and devotions to St. Anthony.
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A sign greets visitors to the meditation garden at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., in this October 2014 photo. Pope Francis' long-anticipated encyclical on the environment was released at the Vatican June 18. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Saints Anthony and Francis Loved Creation

As we strive to respect God’s earth, let us love the natural world as they did.
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