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I’m not sure how many traditions see him this way but I know it is the case for Roman Catholics, especially Irish ones.

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How did Saint Anthony come to be the patron Saint of finding lost objects?

St. Anthony of Padua one day found the Psalter of someone. This lead others to invoke him as the Patron Saint of finding Lost Objects, after his death. It is that simple.

Why is Anthony known as the patron saint of lost things?

According to tradition, someone’s lost psalter was found following a prayer of St. Anthony. For this reason, he is known as the patron saint of lost things.

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  • Did Saint Anthony find the psalter, or did the person find it after asking for him to pray to God on their behalf?
    – nick012000
    Jul 20, 2023 at 8:15

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