St Anthony of Padua is one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints, and was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher. He’s typically portrayed holding the child Jesus, a lily, or a book – or all three in his arms. St Anthony of Padua’s life is what every Christians life is meant to be; a steady courage to face the ups and downs of life, the call to love and forgive, to be concerned for the needs of others, to deal with crisis great and small, and to have our feet solidly on the ground of total trusting love and dependence on God. Despite his efforts as a preacher, not everyone listened. Legend has it that one day, faced with deaf ears; Anthony went to the river and preached to the fish. The townspeople decided they’d better listen too, as they saw the multitudes of fish show up.
He is the patron saint of lost and stolen items, and his feast day is 13th June.
This stunning necklace is handmade using 8mm frosted Black Onyx semi-precious beads on gold brass craft wire. The medal shows an image of St Anthony carrying Christ the child, and on the other side shows text that reads ‘Pray for Us’.
Total length is 18″ and comes in a handmade lined crochet pouch. Prayer card and short description of stones and saint also included.