Born in Portugal, an Augustinian monk; he wound up in Italy as Franciscan friar. He was famous for his eloquence, and skill as a preacher. During his life, and after his death, he gained a reputation as a miracle worker. The following is a prayer, asking his intercession:
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request).
O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.
If there was ever a time when, as a country , and a world; we needed a miracle, it is now! So, St. Anthony, pray for us!