Humor Question by Jeffrey Miller June 13, 2006 written by Jeffrey Miller June 13, 2006 Who do you pray to if you have lost your St. Anthony of Padua statue? 17 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Under God next post Those days are over? You may also like Duplex Catholicism October 16, 2013 Lost in Worship Space November 23, 2003 Get fit physically and spiritually for Lent February 21, 2006 The Acension Explained May 25, 2006 Misheard Devotions April 3, 2016 Concession speech for religious liberty November 7, 2012 ClaveCon 2013 March 11, 2013 Cow Treated "Like a Saddam" December 20, 2003 Bush does it again May 27, 2003 Beer for Baby Jesus November 23, 2004 17 comments Dylan June 13, 2006 - 10:00 am St. Jude. Reply Rachel June 13, 2006 - 10:13 am St ANthony. If he can’t find himself, no one else is going to be able to, either! 😉 Reply Monica June 13, 2006 - 11:36 am If St. Anthony needs to ‘find himself’ you can bet he’s gone to California in a volkswagon van. here’s the prayer my neighbor taught us: Holy Tony, come on down, SOmething’s lost that can’t be found. Reply Roberto June 13, 2006 - 12:43 pm Ha! See? Catholics DO pray to statues! (To the uninformed, occasional visitor: this is a site where humour prevails: no, we do NOT pray to statues) 🙂 Reply John June 13, 2006 - 2:15 pm I’d ask a bigger Saint Anthony Statue to intercede and find the smaller St. Anthony statue. Reply Ian June 13, 2006 - 2:26 pm San Cajetano (St. Cajetan) Reply Geri June 13, 2006 - 2:30 pm Little Jesus, lost and found, show us where to look around. 🙂 Reply Lauren June 13, 2006 - 5:57 pm St. Joseph finds all my stuff. I never knew that St. Anthony was the lost and found until recently. I fifgure St. Joseph and I have had a good thing going since mostly I lose my keys (with a Virgin and Child on them) and I end up asking him to help me find his wife. Reply Meg Q June 13, 2006 - 7:38 pm “I’d ask a bigger Saint Anthony Statue to intercede and find the smaller St. Anthony statue.” Hahahaha! :^) Reply Meg Q June 13, 2006 - 7:39 pm BTW, we learned the invocation in a slightly more polite manner: “St. Anthony, St. Anthony, please come around, Something’s lost that must be found.” Same idea though. Reply Margo June 13, 2006 - 8:16 pm Ok, so today’s Anthony is (in Sylvester Stallone’s words from the movie “Oscar,”) “Big Ant’ny.” I flipped through my LOH trying to decide which of the three was the patron saint of things lost. BTW, GREAT question! I vote for “St. Anthony. If he can’t find himself, no one else is going to be able to either!” LOL! Reply Meg Q June 13, 2006 - 9:35 pm “I flipped through my LOH trying to decide which of the three was the patron saint of things lost.” St. Anthony of Padua (as Jeff says, today’s saint as you note): http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=24 He’s usually shown with the infant Christ in his arms, and some lilies, too. Interestingly, according to the web page I linked to, he “was canonized (declared a saint) less than one year after his death.” Wow! Reply Der Tommissar June 14, 2006 - 1:24 pm Jack Chick says Jesus came into your living room and took away your blasphemous idol because it made your daughter (a true Chrstian) sad. He left your collection of commemorative Ronald McDonald plates behind, however. Reply Kathy June 14, 2006 - 1:58 pm The thing is that St. Anthony is only a substitute for the more important religious reality, the sacred feminine. So what you do is you get in your small car and drive through European cities until you find that St. Anthony has been at your side the whole time. (There might be an albino monk involved.) Reply Rose June 14, 2006 - 7:48 pm My sister had a ‘devotion’ to St. Antony when she was young. She would pray “Tony, Tony, turn around. Something’s lost and can’t be found.” If it wasn’t found soon, she would threaten to ‘fire’ him and call on St. Jude. Reply MissJean June 15, 2006 - 11:09 pm I didn’t know about St. Anthony’s patronage until I was older. I always talked to St. Andrew about it, since he was a fisherman and always helped me find elusive things like fish. And I kind of thought that Mary, being our Mom and all, might help us find our lost socks. 🙂 Reply person face September 18, 2007 - 5:25 pm Ive been doing this prayerever since i was a youngn’, and never once used a statue of siant anthonoy. so, if you lost it, just say the prayer without it. and i know it as: “please saint anthony, come on down, something is lost, and must be found.” but, who really cares, either way, your asking for his help, right? Reply Leave a Reply to Rose Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.