Saint Anthony of Padua
In Budapest, Hungary
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The site is on the border of Budapest and Budakeszi, easy to reach. In fact, this is a drive-in cache.
"Saint Anthony, is who known for his help in finding lost objects and praying so well for miracles, spent his whole life learning how to be closer to God, and to love God.
Saint Anthony of Padua is called so because of his long residence in that city and the affection its people held for him. Born in Lisbon, Portugal and given the name 'Ferdinand' by his wealthy parents, he was educated at the Canons of the Cathedral of Lisbon. At fifteen, he entered the Order of Regular Canons of Saint Augustine near Lisbon. Two years later, he was sent to the convent of the Holy Cross of the same order in Coimbra.
To all intents and purposes, Saint Anthony seemed destined to an 'ordinary life' as a Augustinian. He lived quietly according to the rules of his order for eight years, intent upon his studies.
But when the remains of five Franciscan martyrs were brought from Morocco to Portugal for burial, and their headless and mutilated bodies were displayed to a horrified populace, Saint Anthony discovered a desire to follow in the footsteps of these heroes of the Faith. He petioned to join the Franciscans, and after much opposition from his brethren, obtained the consent of his superior.
He lived a quiet life as a monk and didn't attract much attention. All he wanted to do was pray, and work, help the poor and offer his life to Jesus. One day, though, a visiting priest was supposed to speak to Saint Anthony and his fellow brothers at a retreat. The priest was sick and couldn't give his talk, so one by one the brothers were all asked to take his place. They all refused, until finally, Saint Anthony was told to go and give a talk.
He began slowly and quietly, but soon, carried away by his love for God, he was speaking forcefully and passionately. Everyone was surprised by how much they learned from listening to Anthony speak. After that day, he was constantly asked to speak and travelled around Italy and France, evangelizing, preaching, speaking in tongues, and teaching theology. He attracted crowds wherever he went. Some legends about his skill in speaking say that when a crowd did not seem interested in what he had to say, a school of fish came to the surface to listen to him. Another time, a hungry donkey ignored food, and knelt before the Blessed Sacrament after listening to Saint Anthony preach.
Saint Anthony gave up teaching in favour of preaching and spend the rest of his short life (he died at age 36) travelling around France, Spain and Italy. Instead of a marytrdom of blood, he offered a martyrdom of service, of crowds and of the road. No church was ever large enough to shelter those who came to hear him and he had to preach in the open air. He worked hard to preserve discipline in the monasteries of his order, against those who wished to relax its rules. His fame as a true servant of the Church led Pope Gregory IX to declare him a saint a year after he died. He was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1946.
He’s patron of the poor, also against shipwrecks, starvation and of American Indians, animals, boatmen, elderly people, fishermen, harvests, lost articles, mail, Portugal, travellers, travel hostesses, and watermen. Anthony’s Feast Day: June 13."
Qb abg ghea gb gur evtug be gur yrsg; xrrc lbhe sbbg sebz rivy. [(Proverbs 4:27)]
Last Updated: on 1/31/2017 12:29:43 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (8:29 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum