St. Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal and became a Franciscan friar. He was known for his ability to preach, his vast knowledge of the scriptures, and his love for the sick and poor. He died in the year 1231 and was canonized a year later by Pope Gregory IX; he was declared a Doctor of the Church on January 16, 1946. He is known for being the patron saint of lost people and things.
The statue stands 16" tall as a reminder of this amazing saint.