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Vintage Cross and Medal
Unique, Vintage Crucifix with a Medal of Saint Anthony Attached. On the reverse side of the Medal reads, Saint Anthony Pray for Us.
About Saint Anthony
Anthony's wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan Priest.
When the remains of Saint Berard and his companions, the first Franciscan martyrs, were brought to be buried in his church, Anthony was moved to leave his order, enter the Friars Minor, and go to Morocco to evangelize. Shipwrecked at Sicily, he joined some other brothers who were going to Portiuncula. Lived in a cave at San Paolo leaving only to attend Mass and sweep the nearby monastery. One day when a scheduled speaker failed to appear, the brothers pressed him into speaking. He impressed them so that he was thereafter constantly traveling, evangelizing, preaching, and teaching theology through Italy and France.
A gifted speaker, he attracted crowds everywhere he went, speaking in multiple tongues; legend says that even the fish loved to listen. Wonder worker. One of the most beloved of saints, his images and statues are found everywhere. Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946.
Patronage: starvation, American Indians, animals, barrenness, elderly people, expectant mothers, faith in the Blessed Sacrament, lost articles, oppressed people, poor people, pregnant women, sailors, sterility, travelers.
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