St. Anthony Medal
Patron Saints can be people we turn to on times of need
and Saint Medals can be remembrances of the saint and encouragement
in our lives. Their strengths, virtues and circumstances
in their lives are things that some of us can identify with.
It gives us comfort and strength knowing that we can follow
in their footsteps and faith.
We may identify with a patron Saint such as St. Anthony.
St. Anthony was young. A newly confirmed boy who chose
the saints name Anthony can find special identification
with him and a St. Anthony medal can be a remembrance of
this day and its meaning.
Saint Anthony is known as being the Patron Saint of lost
articles. God answered his prayer and God was inspirational
in bringing the return of Anthony's lost notes. This answered
prayer can bring comfort and hopeful optimism to someone
searching for something that has been lost.
St Anthony, always pictured with the Divine Child, is associated
with the Baby Jesus. A person who feels this closeness to
Jesus will have special identification with Anthony and
a person seeking this closeness will find courage to continue
seeking and find closeness with God.
Someone who has been dedicated to helping the poor can
find communion with St. Anthony because this compassion
is the divinity in our soul. Anyone who feels that St. Anthony's
devotions and prayers have brought charity to him will feel
gratitude to Saint Anthony for being a recipient of his
help as Saint Anthony is the Patron of the poor and of starvation.
Fisherman, mariners, watermen, and sailors have camaraderie
with Anthony because Anthony preached to the fishes that
came and listened and heard his message. St. Anthony is
the patron against shipwrecks.
Pregnant women can look to Saint Anthony who had a vision
of Baby Jesus and he himself was extraordinarily nurturing
Anthony can be a comfort, comrade and exemplar for all
of us as his life is an example that we can admire and follow.
This is why wearing a Saint medal can have meaning for us
as a constant reminder that the deeds and virtues of Saint
Anthony do live with us today, and we have the power to
live our lives as he did, with the love of Christ.
- Beverly Roberts