Anthony of Padua (1195-1231), a disciple and friend of St. Francis of Assisi, became known as the finder of lost things because of a simple story from his life: a Franciscan novice took Anthony's Psalter without permission. Anthony prayed for its return. The novice had a frightening apparition and rushed to return the book. Many people view Anthony as the finder not only of lost articles but also of lost intangibles: he is invoked to return lost health, lost happiness, lost peace. In this plaque, Anthony in one hand holds his Psalter; in the other he holds a medieval key. Medieval keys, like their modern brethren, were often lost.
This one of a kind figure is completely hand made by Hank Schlau and hand painted by his wife Karen Schlau. Made of durable material that can be displayed both indoors and outdoors.
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|By:||Nini (New London, CT, May 22, 2011)|
|Review:||I gave this to my grandson, Anthony, on the occasion of his first communion. I think it would make a beautiful and meaningful gift for a boy or girl named for this saint, for communion, confirmation or even a baptism. Pros: Nicely carved|
|By:||Binka (Little Rock, AR, October 22, 2010)|
|Review:||I put a lit candle in front of the statue and it has a nice ambiance and reverence when that happens. My husband keeps losing things, so that's why I bought the statue and the size is just right to fit anywhere I want to put it.[...] Best Uses: Behind a lit candle; Pros: Beautifully Made, Perfect size to fit anywh, Reasonably Priced, Unique in design|
|By:||Padre (Johnstown, PA, May 13, 2010)|
|Review:||I think that the artist's rendition is quite good but I prefer to see St. Anthony in his traditional setting of holding the Christ Child on the Book of the Gospels. Cons: Better symbolism, Holding the Christ Child; Pros: Beautiful craftsmanship, Good setting in niche, Nice symbolism|