St. Anthony was born as Fernando Martins to a wealthy family in the year 1195 in Lisbon, Portugal. For the first fifteen years of his life he lived a life of wealth until he requested to be sent away to the Abbey of Santa Cruz in Coimbra. It wasn’t long before the Franciscans settled in Coimbra and with the approval of the Abbey, he left to join them. This is where he took the name Anthony that he is known as today. As a Franciscan, he traveled and began preaching the Gospel. He was known for his simple yet profound teachings, and because of this he was later named a doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XII. During St. Anthony's canonization it was found that his tongue was the only piece of him to be incorrupt, due to its perfect teaching of the Gospel.
St. Anthony is celebrated on his feast day June 13th and is well known as the patron saint of lost things.
St. Anthony, Pray for us!
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