Saints Francis and Anthony

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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People pray in front of a statue of St. Anthony at a convent in Rio de Janeiro on the feast of St. Anthony of Padua June 13. (CNS photo/Pilar Olivares, Reuters)

Devotion to St. Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony is always asked to intercede with God for the return of things lost or stolen.
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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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Statue of St. Francis and St. Anthony

Loving Brothers, Beloved Saints: Francis and Anthony

The Franciscans now had Francis and Anthony who symbolized two strains that would exist, sometimes in tension, among them from that time forward.
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Statue of Saint Anthony holding Jesus

Why St. Anthony Holds the Child Jesus

This friar offerings a refreshing take on this beloved saint.
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Statue of St. Anthony and the Christ Child

St. Anthony: Portugal’s Favorite Son

In this month of celebration, it’s difficult to believe that Anthony ever left the city of his birth. He surely can be found there now.
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