This much-loved thirteenth century priest lived and taught in northern Italy. He joined both the Augustinian and Franciscan Orders. Anthony committed his life to helping those who were doubtful or confused, turning many towards Jesus with his joyful preaching. This is the story of someone who put God first in life. When kids suffer because they are less popular, not as smart, or seemingly unimportant when compared to others, St. Anthony’s humble story teaches a powerful lesson of how important we all are in God’s plan for the world.