6"H x 4.5"W

Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or dijes or promesas) are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico, the southern United States, other areas of Latin America, and parts of the Iberian peninsula.


St Anthony was a friar of the Franciscan Order. He is considered a patron saint of lost or stolen items. Considered the gentlest of the Saints.

He goes that he had a book of sacred songs in which he'd written his own personal notes. A young novice from his complex of buildings decided to leave the order. As he was leaving, he stole Anthony's book. Anthony prayed for it to be returned. Some time later the missing novice returned to the order and asked to be taken back in, and returned Anthony's book. This was deemed a miracle.

After his death, because of that incident, people prayed to Anthony when they had lost something or had it stolen. Some of them got their things back. Those were also deemed "miracles." They are what got him sainthood.

Milagros Saint Anthony with Baby Jesus Frame