Size: a little less than 1 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This medal shows St Anthony holding the baby Jesus. It’s inscribed around the edge in French “S Ant de Padoue Priez Pour Nous” (St Anthony of Padua Pray for Us). The reverse shows the Virgin Mary in a decorative halo with the inscription “O Marie Concue Sans Peche Priez Pour Nous” (O Mary Conceived Without Sin Pray for Us). It is made of sterling silver and will come with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, so it’s ready to give as a present to someone else or yourself.
St Anthony of Padua was born in Portugal in 1195 to a wealthy family. He turned his back on riches to become a poor Franciscan priest. He was known during his lifetime for his amazing preaching and miracles. His association with finding lost items comes from the story that after his death, one of his treasured prayer books was lost. After many prayers the book was returned by a young novice who had “borrowed” it. He was urged to bring it back by a vision of St Anthony scolding him for taking it!
St Anthony is the patron of:
finding lost items