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St.-Anthony-of-Padua-2

Anthony of Padua, O.F.M. (born Fernando Martins de Bulhões;15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231) also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic priest andfriar of the Franciscan Order. Though he died in PaduaItaly, he was born and raised in a wealthy family in Lisbon. Noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching and expert knowledge of scripture, he was the second-fastest canonized saint (after St. Peter of Verona) and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946. He is also the saint of finding things or lost people.