I don't want this Tuesday to pass, without my giving much thanks to Saint Anthony, on his feast day of June 13th. I have a small statue of him on a shelf above my desk, which can be seen in close-up format, in the first image accompanying this entry.
The next image shows the statue as it appears on a shelf within the bookcase above my desk.
In this photo, to the statue of Saint Anthony's immediate left (or right in the photo) is a small statue of Saint Lucia (AKA Saint Lucy), who is the patron saint of many things; including eye-sight. I've written about her here on Blogger; you may reference the posts by clicking here.
And, to the statue of Saint Anthony's immediate right (or left in the photo), are four small statues: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Joseph, Saint Jude, and Saint Francis.
Moreover, in terms of the statue of Saint Anthony that is on my shelf, there is a miniature crucifix in front (between this statue and the one of Saint Lucy). And in front of Saint Jude as well as Saint Joseph is a whale figurine, which serves as a reminder re the story of Jonah.
To the right of my book shelves (left in photo), I have a framed photograph of St. Thérèse de Lisieux (seen in the next image)...
|St. Thérèse de Lisieux|
... as I moved into my apartment on her saints day (October 1st) in 1992. I call this collection members of my group meeting, for as it is written, "where two or more are gathered.... there am I in their midst."
I appreciate every one of them, but on this day in particular, I'm giving a shout out to Saint Anthony, and I suspect they are joining me in my tribute.