MEMORIAL: JUNE 13
St. Anthony was originally a wealthy young man from Portugal. His desire to become a religious brought him to Morocco and then Sicily through the Franciscan Order. He was a contemporary of St. Francis of Assisi in the 13th century. He was a man who loved hospitality and was an excellent preacher. Legend has it that when his book of Psalms with his notes was stolen, he prayed for their return. Not only was the book returned, but the thief came back to the Franciscan order. Because of this, St. Anthony became the patron saint of lost things. When he died, his tongue was found to be incorrupt because of his preaching.