An Alphabet of Saints – Saint Anthony of Padua

A Anthony of Padua

A is Antony of Padua, a Friar wise and kind;
He never had a penny, but he never seemed to mind;
He was very fond of reading, but the book he read most
Was the book that tells of God, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost;
He was very fond of children,but the Child he loved the best
Was the little Infant Jesus, as He lay on Mary’s breast;
And once when he was reading with the Gospel on a stand
Little Jesus stood upon it and caressed him with His hand.
Now that Anthony’s in Heaven, if you ever lose your toys,
I advise you to invoke him,for he’s good to girls and boys.

MLA Citation

  • Father Robert Hugh Benson, Reginald Balfour, S C Ritchie and L D Symington. “Saint Anthony of Padua”. An Alphabet of Saints, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2012. Web. 22 February 2019. <>