June 13, St. Anthony of Padua

The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land. — Psalm 85 (see 10)

Mass Readings: 2 Corinthians 3:15–4:1,3-6/Matthew 5:20-26

Hometown Saint

In the summer of 1989 Monica and I took our three kids on a 10,000-mile road trip around the United States. Monica lost one of her contact lenses deep in the heart of shag carpeting in a Texas motel and had no extra set. It seemed unlikely we’d find it when it occurred to me where we were: San Antonio, St. Anthony. You can guess the rest of the story. And you’d be right.

I’m sure most of you have your own stories about the patron saint who helps us find lost objects. Often it’s something little — the car keys or cell phone — but what a big difference it makes when we have them back in our hands again. In the same way, our “little acts” of kindness can make a big difference to others around us.

Prayer: Thank you, St. Anthony. Keep up the good work!

Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/tabid/7627/itemid/10778/June-13-St-Anthony-of-Padua.aspx

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