Lost keys, glasses, wallet, and sometimes patience … those are just some of the things that I’ve asked St. Anthony to help me find so far this year!
Born in Portugal, Saint Anthony of Padua wished to become a missionary, but became ill and was stationed in the kitchen instead. He was unexpectedly asked to speak in front of the whole monastery one evening, and then became known for his preaching!
Maybe you can relate in some way to St. Anthony. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of doing something great with your life and then found yourself doing something very different and far from what you hoped for … you might even feel lost.
Pray today, for this Saint to guide you and your families in whatever you need help in finding, whether it be your keys or the way to God.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!