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Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. ~ Matthew 5:19

Lent, 3rd Week

Ordinary Time, 10th Week

Feast of St Anthony of Padua

The Gospel Today

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘ Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete them. I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot, not one little stroke, shall disappear from the Law until its purpose is achieved. Therefore, the man who infringes even one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be considered the least in the kingdom of heaven; but the man who keeps them and teaches them will be considered great in the kingdom of heaven.’

Feast of St Anthony of Padua, June 13

St Anthony of Padua OFM +1231 at the age of 36; from Lisbon, Portugal; devoted student of scriptures; first to teach theology to his fellow friars; gifted orator and preacher; known as the Evangelical Doctor; invoked for lost articles; patron saint of harvest, the poor and Portugal.

Prayer To Find Things Lost or Stolen

O holy St Anthony, special heavenly patron of those who pray to find things lost or stolen, guide me in the recovery of lost items that are precious and dear, especially … (here mention). Assist me in this urgent need. Restore my peace of mind when I am forgetful, confused, or careless. Pray for me, that lost things, needful and helpful, may be returned safely to my keeping. Amen.

Churches dedicated to St Anthony of Padua

  • St Anthony of Padua Parish, Malate, Manila, Philippines
  • Santuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park, Makati, Philippines
  • Sanctuary of St Anthony of Padua, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
  • Basilica of St Anthony, Padova, Italy
  • St Anthony Shrine, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, New York