Saint of the Month
Our June saint of the month is St. Anthony of Padua! When St. Anthony was young, his parents, being very rich, wanted him to grow up and become a great nobleman! But Anthony wanted something different. He wanted to become a priest and serve God!
Anthony eventually became a Franciscan friar. He was an amazing preacher! When he would speak about God and the Bible, people would come from all over to hear him! His words inspired them to come closer to God.
One time, St. Anthony was frustrated that his listeners weren't paying attention to his message, so he began preaching to the fish in the sea instead. Suddenly, a bunch of fish swam to the surface to listen to his words!
St. Anthony is often shown holding the Child Jesus, because Jesus once appeared to him in that form. St. Anthony is also the patron saint of lost things, so ask him for help the next time you lose something!
We celebrate the feast of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13.
St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us!