There are many ways to celebrate the feast day of St. Anthony through food and St. Anthony feast day recipes. The custom of St. Anthony’s Bread goes back to 1263. According to tradition, a mother was consumed with grief when her young daughter fell into a barrel of water on the site of the basilica construction and was drowned. Her mother called upon St. Anthony for his intercession and to restore her child to life. She promised to give the child’s weight in grain in thanksgiving for a miracle. During her anguished prayers, her child rose as if from sleep. This gave rise to the custom of donating alms and food to the poor in return for St. Anthony’s prayerful assistance.
St. Anthony recipes aren’t just bread. You can make rolls, cakes, and even a whole Italian feast! Have a meal of pasta, meatballs, rolls, and cake for dessert.
These recipes are fun and tasty ways to remind us of St. Anthony and to ask for his assistance in our time of need, taking our prayers to the Christ Child who he so loved.