Wednesday, June 13, 2012

San Antonio

I got the idea for the above image from the flag of Dorado, Puerto Rico, whose patron saint is St. Anthony of Padua. This saint of Portuguese origin was initially a canon regular, but left the Augustinian order to join the Friars Minor. He was known for his powerful preaching. Today he is known for helping people find their lost keys and cell phones, but he is the patron of much more. He is a patron of mariners and against shipwrecks, of poor people, pregnant women, fishermen, starving people, travelers, and of places like Brazil, Libson, Portugal,  Padua, Italy (St. Anthony's birth place) and San Fulgencio, Spain.

Sanctus Antonius ora pro nobis.

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