St. Anthony of Padua
(1195-1231) was also known as Anthony of Lisbon and Evangelical Doctor, he was from a wealthy family but became a Franciscan Priest for Christ. He was a gifted speaker, and it is said that when his remains were uncovered the whole body was decomposed apart from the tongue. He is the patron saint of American Indians, animals, barrenness, Brazil, Elderly people, faith in the Blessed Sacrament, Fishermen, Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, Harvests, Horses, lost articles, mariners, oppressed people, poor people, Portugal, pregnant women, shipwrecks, starvation, sterility, Swineherds, Tigua Indians, travel hostesses, travelers, and watermen. His feast day is 13 June. He was canonized 30 May 1232. Heavenly Divine sells a large variety of quality patron saint jewelry and gifts for your spiritual and inspirational gift giving. Catholic religious patron saint medals and necklaces come in pewter, sterling silver, gold-fill, silver-filled, gold over sterling, 14kt gold and are available in various sizes. All medals are made in the USA or Italy by Bliss Manufacture, Creed Jewelry, HMH Religious, Jeweled Cross, McVan Inc., and Singer Company.