Saint Anthony

st. anthony

New Year’s day arrived. As is usual with life the day did not turn out as intended.  The plan was that my son, daughter in law and grandson would come for dinner.  I received a paella pan from my nephew for Christmas and I was going to give it a whirl.

So I went shopping and bought all the necessary ingredients for our dinner.  Unfortunately, my poor grandson was sick and wasn’t able to be taken out.  So, I invited some friends over for dinner.

The next day I received a panicked telephone call from my friend, Jane, asking me if she had left her purse at my home.  I felt bad telling her that I was at the office but didn’t recall seeing it when I straightened the kitchen for the night.

Jane called back a little while later and excitedly told me she found her purse and gave me the biggest laugh of the day.  She told me that she prayed to St. Anthony to help her find her purse.  She said to me, “Bern, I don’t pray to him all the time to help me find things because I don’t want to use him up but this was big”.

Just the image of using up all your favors with St. Anthony had me smiling all day.  Oh, just in case you didn’t go to catholic school – St. Anthony helps you find lost things.  He even has his own little prayer…St. Anthony, St. Anthony, please come around, something is lost and cannot be found.

Hope your week is filled with many moments of laughter.


About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

12 Responses

  1. I posted a slice about a lost something today! Your post comes at a most opportune time. Thank you! The thought of using up Saint Anthonys when it’s big hits home. My lost notebook is indeed big. At least at the moment it is.


  2. Ramona

    I taught at a Catholic school years ago and have many Catholic friends, so I know about St. Anthony. I love your friend’s comment that she didn’t want to use St. Anthony up, but this was big. Reading the prayer you posted gave me new insight. No one had ever told me that St. Anthony helps one find lost things of the spirit like faith, hope, and love.


  3. Leigh Anne

    I’m Catholic and I get it! Save it for the big things – that is funny! Another poster wrote about losing something so I sent her this way. Maybe it will help her find her notebook!



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