This newly reprinted collection of prayers is the "Irish" version of the popular St. Anthony's Treasury. This older version of the Treasury was printed with the permission of William Joseph Walsh, Archbishop of Dublin in 1885-1921. Besides devotions to St. Anthony, it contains many prayers to St. Patrick, St. Bridget, and other beloved Irish saints. St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231, feast day June 13), was a Portuguese Franciscan and one of the most beloved Saints of the Catholic Church. He was declared Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XII in 1946. As the Roman Breviary says of him: "His wisdom and fluency were very marked, and drew on him such admiration of men, that the Pope, once hearing him preach, called him 'The Ark of the Covenant.' One of his chief points was to expend all his strength in attacking heresies, whence he gained the name of the Heretics' Everlasting Hammer." St. Anthony was traditionally displayed with a flame in his hand, symbolizing his zeal for the Catholic Faith. Since our own time is so much plagued with religious indifference and immorality, may the devotion to this Franciscan preacher of peace and to the Catholic traditions of Ireland bring unto us a real zeal for our Holy Catholic Faith.