A Franciscan preacher known as “the Wonder Worker,” Anthony is one of the most popular saints in the world. In one of the many miracle stories about him, when a boy kicked his mother in front of the saint, his foot came off. Anthony reattached it after the boy apologized.
Other patronages: Portugal; draftees, potters, seamen, sellers of strawberries; barren women, orphans, prisoners, shipwrecked people
Invoked: to find lost articles, a husband; against infertility