Anthony of Padua: Saint of the People: His Life, Legends and Popular Devotions

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Anthony was a simple and humble friar who preached the Good News lovingly and with fearless courage. The youth whom his fellow friars thought was uneducated became one of the great preachers and theologians of his day. He was a man of great penance and apostolic zeal. But he was primarily a saint of the people.—from Chapter One by Leonard Foley, O.F.M.

First published as Saint Anthony of Padua, The Story of His Life and Popular Devotions, edited by the late Leonard Foley and ...

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Anthony was a simple and humble friar who preached the Good News lovingly and with fearless courage. The youth whom his fellow friars thought was uneducated became one of the great preachers and theologians of his day. He was a man of great penance and apostolic zeal. But he was primarily a saint of the people.—from Chapter One by Leonard Foley, O.F.M.

First published as Saint Anthony of Padua, The Story of His Life and Popular Devotions, edited by the late Leonard Foley and Norman Perry, the booklet included devotions, legends and perspective on how Anthony—the saint of the people, finder of lost articles, helper in troubles, healer of bodies and spirit, patron of lovers and marriage—plays a role in our lives today.

Award-winning Franciscan writer Jack Wintz has now updated the original booklet and added five new chapters that discuss Anthony's spiritual brotherhood with Saint Francis, Anthony's life as a contemplative, a guide to appreciating the popular legends of Saint Anthony and information about the places where Anthony lived and ministered. The book also includes a novena and information on the National Shrine of Saint Anthony as well as an in-depth listing of Anthony shrines around the world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780867165838
  • Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press & Franciscan Communications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition description: Signed
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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FR. JACK WINTZ, O.F.M., is a Franciscan friar who has been a writer and editor for St. Anthony Messenger Press for over thirty-eight years. His articles, interviews, and photo stories have taken the award-winning journalist all over the world. Since 1973, Father Jack has been the editor of Catholic Update, and is also the author of Friar Jack’s E-spirations. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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