Science & Culture
Anthony of Padua Chronology
Born in Lisbon, Portugal to Martin and Mary Bulhom. Baptismal name: Fernando.
Joined the religious order of Saint Augustine at Sao Vicente.
Transferred to the Monastery of Holy Cross in Coimbra.
Ordained a priest in Coimbra. Joined Friars Minor at Olivais, took religious name of Anthony. Began missionary expedition to Morocco in hopes of becoming a martyr, but became extremely ill. Tried to return home, but ship went off course and landed in Sicily after several months.
Attended the General Chapter of the Friars Minor at Assisi, Italy. Assigned to the hermitage at Monte Paola.
Attended the Ordination of Forli, where he first preached to his Friars Minor brothers. Assigned the Office of Preacher in the Province of Romagna.
Received letter from Saint Francis giving permission to teach theology to the brothers. First taught in Bologna.
Named the Custos (superior of a group of friaries) of Limoges.
Attended General Chapter, and chosen to be the Minister Provincial of Romagna.
Met Pope Gregory IX in Rome. Asked to speak and did so.
Taught theology to the friars in Padua.
Resigned his position as Minister Provincial.
Preached daily to large crowds during Lent in Padua. Died Friday, June 13, at the Poor Clare Monastery in Arcella. Buried Tuesday, June 17, at the Church of Mary, Holy Mother of God, in Padua.
Canonized Sunday, May 30, by Pope Gregory IX in the cathedral of Spoleto, less than one year after his death. Gregory declares him to be "Ark of the Testament."
Saint Bonaventure presides over the transfer of the remains (first examination) to the new basilica built in his honor. Anthony's tongue is found incorrupt.
Pope Pius XII declares Anthony a Doctor of the Church.
A second examination is performed in January, Anthony's vocal chords are declared intact.
A good general narrative chonology can be found here.