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RELIGION

Saint Of The Day: Saint Anthony Of Padua, The Patron Saint Of Lost Articles(Prayers)

Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor lived from 1195–1231. He mastered the Word of God. Saint Anthony of Padua (formerly Fernando), is a famous Franciscan saint especially honored at an impressive shrine in Padua, in Northern Italy. But he was not born as Anthony, was an Augustinian priest before he became a Franciscan, and was from Lisbon, Portugal, not Italy.  Saint Anthony, along with Saint Bonaventure, another early Franciscan, lent theological heft to the somewhat esoteric movement founded by S

  1 year ago ago
Saint Of The Day: Saint Anthony Of Padua, The Patron Saint Of Lost Articles(Prayers)

RELIGION

See How Franciscan Monks Used 5,000 Bones To Decorate This Church In Portugal

Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) is part of a larger Royal Church of St. Francis in Evora, Portugal. It got the name "Chapel of Bones" because the interior walls of the church are covered and decorated with human skulls and bones. This church was built in the 16th century by disciplined and fanatical Franciscan monks. At the time, the 43 graveyards in Evora town were experiencing serious overcrowding that was taking up little valuable lands. So as a matter of necessity, the Franciscan monks had to exhume the

  1 year ago ago
See How Franciscan Monks Used 5,000 Bones To Decorate This Church In Portugal

TRAVEL

Saint Of The Day For June,13th : St Anthony Of Padua

On June 13, Catholics honor the memory of the Franciscan priest St. Anthony of Padua. Although he is popularly invoked today by those who have trouble finding lost objects, he was known in his own day as the “Hammer of Heretics” due to the powerful witness of his life and preaching. The saint known to the Church as Anthony of Padua was not born in the Italian city of Padua, nor was he originally named Anthony. He was born as Ferdinand in Lisbon, Portugal during 1195, the son of an army officer named Mar

  1 year ago ago
Saint Of The Day For June,13th : St Anthony Of Padua