6/13 – St. Anthony of Padua, Priest, Doctor of the Church


St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of PaudaFeast Day June 13th.  He is a Doctor of the Church known for his miracles and being one of the greatest preachers of all times.  He is known as the “Hammer of the Heretics,” “Living Ark of the Covenant,” and “Wonder Worker.”  He is Patron of the Poor.  In art he is depicted holding the Christ Child.  He is widely invoked for the return of lost articles.

It seems no accident that this Saint was placed in charge of and protection of Saint Annibale di Francia’s Orphanages and Religious Institutions.  The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, the Little Daughter of the Divine Will, also lived 10 years in the Orphanage of St. Anthony in Corato. So St. Anthony is also important to Luisa’s cause because of the necessity of St. Anthony’s help to return man’s greatest loss—that of the Most Holy Divine Will.