St. Anthony of Padua was a Catholic priest and then a friar of St. Francis' order of Franciscans. He was 12 years younger than St. Francis but a kindred spirit as they shared a common vision to live simply as an example to all. In the Catholic religion, St. Anthony is the patron saint of finding lost things or lost people. The story is told that when his beloved psalter was stolen, St. Anthony prayed for it's return and it came back to him. From that time until the present day, people often recite the prayer inscribed on this necklace when something is lost in the hope of its' being found.
Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.