When you have lost something, St. Anthony knows how to find it!
Losing or misplacing something can be one of the most frustrating things in the whole world. Especially when you lose an item or object that you need, right now!
The good news is that St. Anthony of Padua is here to help.
St. Anthony was a Franciscan priest in the 13th century who is widely known as the “Patron Saint of Lost Things.” It all goes back to a story from his life. A novice stole a book of Psalms he had. When St. Anthony prayed to God for it to be recovered, the novice returned it to him.
Throughout the centuries countless people have turned to St. Anthony in their hour of need and many times their prayers were answered and the item was found. Invoking his intercession does not always guarantee that the item will be found, but when the person prays to St. Anthony with an honest faith and open heart, God always answers the petition.
Here is a popular prayer to St. Anthony to recover a lost item, as well as a catchy rhyme that is easy to memorize.
St. Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find [name the item] which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor, I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God.
and must be found!
Dear St. Anthony please come around something is lost and it cannot be found.