St. Anthony of Padua
Full of the Holy Ghost, St. Anthony entered the Franciscan Order. The wisdom of his doctrine and his eloquence caused him to be called the Ark of the Testament and the Hammer of the Heretics. He was favored with visions of the Divine Child.
The Lord loved him, and adorned him: He clothed him with a robe of glory. — Gradual
The Imitation of Christ
Many are His visits to the man of the interior life, and sweet the conversation that He holdeth with him; plenteous His consolation, His peace, and His familiarity.
This dear, dear saint needs no introduction. He is always at everybody’s beck and call, finding things for them, doing almost impossible things to satisfy them, and the more wretched the suppliant and the more forsaken, the quicker he is to hasten to their aid.
If you have very little patience to wait for the things you ask in prayer, make St. Anthony your patron. If you try to be kind to others meantime, he is like a servant right at hand for anything you must have at once.
If great wonders thou desirest,
Hopeful to St. Anthony pray.