Excuse my ignorance, but this is something I’ve never known for certain before and should: Is St. Anthony of Padua the same St. Anthony we pray to when we pray, “St. Anthony, St. Anthony, please come around, something is lost and cannot be found”?
Or, "Tony, Tony, look around! Something's lost and must be found!"
And when it's found, you have to give something to the poor box right away. That's "St. Anthony's Bread."
He also is the one who preached to the fishes, he was known as "The Hammer of the Heretics" and "The Living Ark of the Covenant" because of his eloquence.
He was responsible for the miracle of the horse (or the mule) and the Eucharist (hence he is carrying a monstrance in the statue).
He is often depicted with the Christ Child in his arms, because another friar saw him so in a vision.
And if he weren't a saint, he would have a full time job just looking after me and the stuff I lose . . . .