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Welcome toSt John Vianney Catholic Primary School‘Love one another as I have loved you.’

Reception

Welcome to Reception!

Our class saint is:  St Anthony of Padua

Feast day: 13th June

 

Saint Anthony was born at Cona about the middle of the third century.  His parents were very rich and wanted him to be a great nobleman.  But he wanted to be poor and follow Jesus, so he became a Franciscan.

Anthony was a great preacher. He was sent out as a missionary and preached in many cities in Italy and France.  He brought sinners back to God mostly by his good example.  One day, when Anthony was praying in his room, the Infant Jesus appeared to him, put His little arms around his neck, and kissed him.  This wonderful favour was given to him because he loved Jesus very much.

When he became ill, he went to a monastery outside of Padua where he prepared for death.  Many miracles took place after his death on June 13, 1231.  Even today he is called the 'wonder-worker'.

Saint Anthony was born at Cona about the middle of the third century.  His parents were very rich and wanted him to be a great nobleman.  But he wanted to be poor and follow Jesus, so he became a Franciscan.

Anthony was a great preacher.  He was sent out as a missionary and preached in many cities in Italy and France.  He brought sinners back to God mostly by his good example.  One day, when Anthony was praying in his room, the Infant Jesus appeared to him, put His little arms around his neck, and kissed him.  This wonderful favour was given to him because he loved Jesus very much.

When he became ill, he went to a monastery outside of Padua where he prepared for death.  Many miracles took place after his death on June 13, 1231.  Even today he is called the 'wonder-worker'.

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