St Anthony of Padua The Miracle of the Mule by Joseph the Younger Heintz
A story of St. Anthony involves a mule. While St. Anthony was preaching, a local heretic came to him and stated that he would not believe in Our Lord's Real Presence in the Eucharist unless a mule would kneel before the Blessed Sacrament. St. Anthony prayed and then brought a mule in to the heretic. In St. Anthony's right hand was the Blessed Sacrament, and in his left, he held oats. The mule refused the oats and knelt before the Blessed Sacrament. The heretic repented and submitted himself to the Catholic Church.
St. Anthony died on June 13, 1231, at a young age. On January 19, 1946, St. Anthony was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church.
Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony:
"Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints" O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.
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