St Anthony, The Saint of Legends
Saint Anthony of Padua might be regarded as the saint of miracles, but he was also the saint of legends, too. One famous legend is the one called “Saint Anthony’s Bread.” The oldest version of Saint Anthony’s life extant is called the Rigaldina, and it recounts the period when the Basilica of Saint Anthony (after the saint’s death) was being constructed in Padua, Italy. It seems that a young mother had a little boy named Thomas, who was 20 months old. It so happened that ...
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