Saint Anthony is one of the most beloved of saints. He is well known for forsaking his family's fortune to become a poor Franciscan priest. He was a gifted speaker and spent his life serving the poor while he traveled the world spreading the word of God. He is the patron saint of lost items and has had several miracles attributed to him. Saint Anthony statues are said to bring blessings to those who believe. Religious statues make excellent gifts for all occasions.