"I prayed like mad to St Anthony of Padua"

St. Anthony of Padua (c.1195-1231) is a Portuguese Catholic Saint, traditionally prayed to for the recovery of lost or stolen items.

It is said that he may be invoked through the use of the rather informal couplet:

Tony, Tony , turn around.
Something's lost and must be found.

 

Madonna and Child with St. Anthony of Padua (left) and St. Roch by Giorgione
Public DomainMadonna and Child with St. Anthony of Padua (left) and St. Roch by Giorgione - Credit: Giorgione