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St. Anthony of Padua was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, and is one of the Catholic Church's most popular saints. He is the patron saint of lost and stolen articles and is noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture and undying love and devotion to the poor and sick. He was the second-most-quickly canonized saint, within a year of his death at age 36. He's typically portrayed holding the child Jesus - or a lily, or a book, or all three - in his arms.
Dear St. Anthony, gentlest of saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this, I implore you to obtain for me my request. O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, and I will be forever grateful. Amen.
In the small charming city of Loreto, many Catholic medals of distinction are handcrafted using an ancient Roman custom of forming metal and hand finishing it in the Loreto custom of silver oxidization. We invite you to experience these rich, hand-crafted metal treasures with rhodium-plated chains, beautifully gift boxed.