In today’s post, I’m sharing with you a bunch of St. Anthony of Padua feast day activities ideas along with a couple free St. Anthony printables.
St Anthony of Padua is one of the most called upon saints in my house, as I’m sure for many other busy Catholic homes too. I can’t even tell you how many times we lose the tv remotes, a favorite toy, or one of our biggest problems, shoes. Saint Anthony has helped us out so many times that I felt his feast day would have been perfect for the month of June. Here are some facts about St. Anthony of Padua.
Quick Facts About St. Anthony of Padua
- He is one of the quickest saints to be canonized; only 11 months after his death!
- St. Anthony of Padua’s feast day is June 13
- Born into a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal.
- He entered the religious order of St. Augustine at the age of 15.
- At the age of 19, he was so inspired by 5 Fransicians who were martyred in Morocco that he joined the Franciscan Order so he could go preach there. He was unable to due to sickness
- He changed his name from Fernando Martins to Anthony when he joined to Franciscan Order.
- St Anthony was a phenomenal preacher.
- With the encouragement from St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony also taught the friars in theology and scripture.
- St. Anthony’s tongue is incorrupt and is in The Basilica of St. Anthony, Padua, Italy
“A ray of light enables us to see the dust that is in the air. In the same way, the lives of the Saints show us our defects. If we fail to see our faults, it is because we have not looked at the lives of holy men and women.”St. Anthony of Padua
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA FEAST DAY ACTIVTIES
St. Anthony of Padua Coloring Pages
Food for St. Anthony of Padua Feast Day
Recipe Girl has a bunch of delicious Portuguese recipes that would be great for St Anthony’s feast day. Personally, I can’t decide between making the Portuguese sweet bread or doughnuts.
Because one of the miracles of St. Anthony is him preaching to fish, snacks like Goldfish or Swedish fish would be fun snacks for St. Anthony’s feast day.
Legend of St. Anthony Preaching to the Fish
St. Anthony went to the city of Rimini to preach to the people. No one listened to him and ignored him. So he went to the Marecchia River and began to preach to the fish. When he did this, thousands of fish came gathering around as if listening to Anthony. People were so astonished by this miracle that they too began to listen to St. Anthony’s sermon. Many of the people’s hearts changed.
FREE St. Anthony of Padua Quote Printable
Enjoy this free St. Anthony printable quote. Great to display on St. Anthony’s feast day.
St. Anthony Feast Day Games + Activities
Hide and Seek. Since St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost things, hide and seek is the perfect game to play! Have the kids take turns who gets to be St. Anthony (the one who has to find the others)!
Find the hidden object activities. Other finding lost thing activities are finding the hidden object or spot the differences books or worksheets. These are great boredom busters too.
- Catholic Inspired has a free Catholic I spy printables
- Top Coloring Pages and Super Coloring have a ton of free spot the differences pages
Saint Anthony Books
- Saint Anthony and the Christ Child by Helen Walker Homan
- Saint Anthony Fire & Light by Margaret Kerry
- Anthony of Padua: Wonder Worker by Barbara Yoffie
- Saint Anthony and Saint Jude: True Stories of Heavenly Help by Mitch Finley
- St. Anthony of Padua: Our Franciscan Friend by Cassian A. Miles
- Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony by Elise Goddard
- St Anthony of Padua (Short Lives of Saints) by Luca Lucchetti
- Stories of the Saints: Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace, and Courage by Carey Wallace
- Loyola Kids Book of Saints by Amy Welborn
- An Alphabet of Saints
- St. Anthony of Padua Coloring Book
“Do you want to have God always in your mind? Be just as he made you to be. Do not go seeking another “you”. Do not make yourself otherwise than he made you. Then you will always have God in mind.”St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony Videos for Kids
- Story of Saint Anthony of Padua
- My Catholic Family- Saint Anthony of Padua
- Sermon to the Fish | Miracle of Saint Anthony
- Aleardino’s Glass | Miracles of Saint Anthony
Saint Anthony of Padua Prayer Card
Enjoy this free prayer card of Saint Anthony. Just click on the photo or button below to instantly download.
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I am so excited to spend St. Anthony of Padua feast day playing games with the kids and taking the time to celebrate this special saint. I hope you find this post helpful in celebrating his feast day too.
Comment below with the item(s) you call upon St. Anthony the most in your house!
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