St. Anthony will help you find love

The tradition is so popular that a restaurant with a thematic St. Anthony of Padua room opened in Mexico

St. Anthony of Padua will help you find love
A statue of Saint Anthony of Padua is hung upside down at San Miguelito restaurant in Mexico - Photo: Taken from San Miguelito Restaurant's Twitter account
English 13/06/2019 12:45 Newsroom Mexico City Actualizada 12:53
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The Catholic church celebrates St. Anthony of Padua today. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, he was a Franciscan friar, doctor of the church, and patron of the poor. Nevertheless, St. Anthony of Padua is known for his love miracles in Mexico.

In Mexico, turning St. Anthony of Padua upside down or offering him 13 coins are common rituals to find love, even when the Catholic church is against these type of rituals.

The tradition is so popular in Mexico that a restaurant with a thematic St. Anthony of Padua room opened in Morelia, in the state of Michoacán in 1996, becoming a hotspot for women and men who are looking for love. The room is called the “Corner of the Spinsters,” it has around 850 images of the Saint, and it's been visited by thousands of people.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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At church, women write their petitions on a red ribbon and on paper, they also leave photos and clothing.

It's said that St. Anthony of Padua is thought to help you find love because he used to help poor women to obtain the money for their dowries.

And in case St. Anthony is not being helpful, you can always spank him three times, then cover him with the clothes that belong to the loved one, and place him upside down on a brick.

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