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St. Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1195.  He was educated by the Canons of the Cathedral of Lisbon.  He entered the Order of Canons of St. Augustine.  After eight years at Holy Cross in Coimbra, he transferred to the Franciscans.  St. Francis took him to Assisi.  After being ignored for years, he devoted his life to preaching.   He was followed by crowds.  Miracles were attributed to him.  It was said he was observed holding the child Jesus in his arms.

FEAST DAY:  June 13

PATRON OF:  Lost items, fertility

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