Saturday, July 16, 2011

The New Wedding Ring

The wife of a baker had lost her wedding ring shortly after her marriage. This really worried her, as she considered losing the ring an ill-omen. She earnestly prayed to St. Anthony in the hopes of finding it, but he seemed to have turned a deaf ear to all her en- treaties. After searching everywhere for it, she came to the conclusion that she must have lost it while swimming in the Rhine at Breesach, and, therefore, gave up every hope of finding it again. A year had just passed, when the baker's little nephew came to pay them a visit, and one day while swimming in the Rhine, he began poking about the stones in the river, when suddenly something bright attracted his attention. It was the lost ring. The joy and gratitude of its owner can be easily imagined.
Thank you to 'Miracles of St. Anthony of Padua' by Joseph A. Keller