Police in Los Angeles are searching for a stolen 780-year-old religious relic of St. Anthony of Padua. What is fascinating is that I cannot find a single article saying what the relic was — clothing, teeth, bone, or other object. I would love to read the police report under description of property. In the meantime, Catholics are praying to the patron saint of lost and missing items . . . St. Anthony of Padua.
The relic was stolen on the feast day of St. Anthony.
The Rev. Jose Magana discovered the theft when he turned to the cabinet during the celebration of a mass.
Police are looking for a woman in her late 30s and was short and heavyset with wavy, shoulder-length black hair.
In researching the subject, I did find one relic of dried skin (below) as well as the fact that when St. Anthony’s tomb was opened for the 800th anniversary — new relics were removed. I am just happy that the relic was not revealed to be a middle-aged man masquerading as a relic.
Source: Fresno Bee