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St. Raphael may be the best known patron saint for singles. This Catholic dating site is under his patronage. Others are noted too, including St. Nicholas and St. Agatha.

But today, the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua, that beloved finder of lost things, why not pray for his intercession in finding a spouse?

The National Catholic Reporter’s Gerelyn Hollingsworth has provided some insights on St. Anthony’s life. She describes him as a brave preacher, a compassionate confessor, an astute professor, a visionary and a friend of St. Francis of Assisi. Check it out.

Pope John Paul II called St. Anthony “the saint.”

Like so many saints, the Franciscan friar never married.

So take a moment today and ask the holy man who’s helped you with your missing car keys to help you with your missing mate.

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36 Comments

  1. Angie-584510 June 14, 2011

    Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

  2. MyoneeConchita-67465 June 14, 2011

    Eherm. :)

  3. Inma-539128 June 14, 2011

    Lost keys and cell phones turn up, and shy spouses too!!!
    St. Anthony, take them out of your bag right now!!! :-)

  4. Jacqueline-198 June 14, 2011

    A good Portuguese friend of mine told me many years ago that in Portugal St. Anthony is also a patron for those looking for spouses, since St. Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal, I believe that there is a shrine there for him. Ever since I was a young chica babe I’ve sought St. Anthony’s intercession on many things including finding a good and holy Catholic spouse (he’s a bit slow on the uptake but, I still love him) and have always promised that when it comes to my finding and marrying my spouse, we are coming to visit his final resting place in Padua, Italy. St. Anthony pray for us!!

    • Harrison M. August 23, 2013

      Anthony is a wonderful helper for finding things. Hope you found your spouse. Just did a novena. Harrison

  5. Tanya-63933 June 14, 2011

    Something’s lost that can’t be found
    Please, St. Anthony, look around!

  6. Janet-733521 June 14, 2011

    I have a special devotion to St. Anthony. He has helped me so many times when I have called on him for intercession. And yes, I do believe that he will help me find someone good. :)

  7. Constance-712913 June 15, 2011

    St. Anthony, St. Anthony
    Please come down
    Something is lost
    And can’t be found
    Please bring my future spouse
    O won’t he come around?

    =)

  8. Liza-523080 June 16, 2011

    I did pray that St.Anthony will help me find the spouse that I am praying for during his feast day last June 13…and it was at St Francis church..hopefully with two saints combined it is more powerful!!!!!! and soon…..

  9. Helga-734689 June 16, 2011

    In Mexico many women hang his image upside down in hopes that he will help them find a husband. I had heard this story before and I believe that he, with the power of prayer and faith, will help us find the right partner for us. =)

  10. Kathleen-311531 June 16, 2011

    On a pilgrimage to Europe to visit holy places, one of out stops was in Lisbon and we visited the shrine to St Anthony where there is a relic of him. You better believe I left my intentions for a Catholic husband in that grotto! :)

  11. Rachael-675340 June 17, 2011

    He is one of my favorite saints and I praya to him often, maybe too often but he hasn’t failed me yet when I am searching for something.

  12. Antonio-309296 June 19, 2011

    Sant’Antonio di Padova is the perfect example of a devoted Catholic. I like to think of him as my mentor and I feel priviliged to be sharing his name.

  13. William-675153 June 19, 2011

    The saint of my confirmation,help us all i pray

  14. Jen-3409 June 21, 2011

    Dear St. Anthony, My future spouse is getting lost. Help him find me. I’m just here.
    Thank you for granting all my previous petitions.

  15. Sylia-729543 June 22, 2011

    st. Anthony please let me meet a great man whom to marry that will treat me n my princesa with love respect,patience and everything else you need to have a united marriage n family. thank you, Amen

  16. Gina-700135 June 22, 2011

    Dear Saint Anthony, pray for me and my future spouse. This I pray in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen.

  17. Enid-708761 June 23, 2011

    Last Sunday we celebrated Fathers Day and I went to visit a Church in Albany NY. The name of such church was Saint Anthony in honor to Saint Anthony of Padua. It was a beautiful experience, they have the story of St Antohony painted around the walls of the church and the subject that day was about Love. The songs were telling how love can heal a hurting heart and how love is everything . All that day connected to Love and it felt as it was Saint Anthony’s message. I always heard that people prayed to St Anthony to find a spouse but that day in church I felt the connection of the Love Saint Anthony through his life of love for Jesus and his teachings. I truly got so into his paintings and his life. A beautiful moment at church.

  18. Sherrill-anne-13557 June 23, 2011

    St Anthony intercede for us.Amen

  19. Nora-648977 June 24, 2011

    Dear Saint Anthony of Padua,
    Pray for me to find the perfect mate!

  20. Paula-184673 June 29, 2011

    Dear St. Anthony, Please help me to find my soulmate.

  21. Stacey-101742 July 3, 2011

    I couldn’t count the number of times in a given day that I call on Saint Anthony to find something . He has never let me down since I was a young child . Thats amazing when I think about it . And some of the things I even gave up on looking for and months later turned up in the most unbelievable places like the washing machine in an apartment complex , and months later finding my earrings .. so many times things turned up that didn’t make sense , which told me it had to be Saint Anthony !
    I wonder where I should look for my future significant other .. He’s not in the washing machine I did laundry today . mmmm Well Saint Anthony I put it in your hands , please bless all of us with finding the person who is good for us . God bless all

  22. Amy-717794 July 6, 2011

    Dear St Anthony,
    Dear dear saint, please remember all of the times I have spread your fame…..
    Please.

  23. Scott-620992 July 6, 2011

    I’ve prayed to Saint Anthony many times, and he has come through many times !!!!!!!!!!

  24. Rita-725830 July 8, 2011

    Yes, I do like this story. My older son’s middle name is Anthony like his father’s. I pray to him for lost things. Now, I will pray for him for another wonderful husband because I am a widow.

  25. Teres-728714 July 14, 2011

    A few months back I prayed for the first time to have a male companion to share fun times, meals, conversations, take walks with etc. A few weeks later I was talked into getting a puppy. I wanted a female.—-They only had a male left. My prayers had been answered. I will be more specific in the future.

  26. Jim-397948 July 18, 2011

    Dear St Anthony Looking for an Irish Princess with Red hair and freckles in all the right places!! Amen and Amen!!

  27. Doreen B. May 31, 2012

    St. Anthony, please help me find my Anthony whom I will always love. I believe he needs me now, please help me to find him or let him contact me. Please St. Anthony, where is Anthony? Let me find him today.

  28. Stevens N. September 18, 2012

    Saint Anthony

    I lost my cell phone, haven’t seen it since last Thursday, and it’s Tuesday, everyone has been looking and we cant find it and I know its in my house somewhere but I dont know where. Please help me find it, I am scarred someone took it. :’(

  29. Benudavid D. November 23, 2012

    St Antony Pray for all my deepest desires that i have implored to you if it is a God’s will , Amen

  30. Benudavid D. November 23, 2012

    Dear St.Antony I thank for helping us find all our lost things

  31. Edel-677791 February 6, 2013

    St. Anthony, thank God for your intercession. I know you will help me find my future husband

  32. Patty J. March 30, 2013

    Please St. Anthony I ask you to intervene on my behalf and help me to know if my good friend Alejandro could be my soul mate that I have looked so long for…..I implore you to show my a sign that I have found the right man, finally.
    Amen

  33. Anne-Marie P. July 5, 2013

    Dear Saint Anthony,

    I ask that you intercede on my behalf and pray to find me a good husband. Someone in the catholic faith. St Anthony pray for us.

    • Dennis-997141 August 11, 2013

      Dear Saint Anthony please helpme fne another good woman to spend the rest of my life with. I am lonely and miss my lated wife .Please also make me as good as I could be

      Thank you,

      Dennis

  34. Merissa M. June 25, 2014

    St Anthony please bring my ROHAN back to me soon. I pray let him marry me and remain faithful to me, according to gods will, please intercede on my behalf.

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