St. Anthony of Padua
Saint Anthony of Padua, born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal in 1195, is one of the Catholic Church’s most popular and beloved saints. He was a Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, and is known as the patron saint of lost and stolen articles.
Saint Anthony was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher and is typically portrayed holding the Child Jesus—or a lily—in his arms.
Saint Anthony's life is often regarded as a model how every Christian should live out his or her life: courageous in facing life's ups and downs; the call to love our neighbor and forgive our family and friends; to be concerned for the needs of the poor; to deal with crises great and small; and to have a total trust, love and dependence on God.
Ghirelli honors this truly great saint with several beautiful and originally designed rosaries.