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Monday, May 1, 2017

ST ANTHONY OF PADUA --- A SAINT GRACED BY GOD BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

ST ANTHONY OF PADUA

THANKS TO THE WITTY MARIO MACARI FOR THIS

ART ABOUT ST ANTHONY'S MIRACLES!!!  NEW 

 

 

St Anthony of  Padua is an evangelical Doctor of the Church.

He lived during the period of great persecution of Christians.

He had rebuke many heretics and was able to convert through

God's grace, many unbelievers.


Those unbelievers returned to God's fold by witnessing miracles

attributed through his powerful intercession.  One famous miracle

is when he was preaching to heretics and they did not like to listen to

him.  Then, St Anthony preached to the fishes and said, "Why don't

they listen to me?"  According to the story, the fishes all lined up

and stand over the water in an erect position!  The heretics were amazed

and believed in the power of God.


Another miracle story is an occasion where he was challenged by

an atheist and said, "We will place before a hungry horse hay and

the host (body of Jesus) and we will see which one he will like!"

As the story goes, St Anthony raised a host before the hungry horse.

Suddenly, the horse knelt before the host!


Miracles are gifts of God to assist unbelievers to develop faith in Him.

As the saying goes, "For a believer, one miracle is more than enough;

for an unbeliever, many miracles are not even enough."


St Anthony has great faith in God.  Just like Mother Mary and St Joseph,

St Anthony is an exemplary example of a saint who loves God and take

God at His Word.

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