What is a miracle?
A miracle is a divine act of God which contradicts the laws of nature.
Why is St. Anthony of Padua called the "Wonder-Worker?"
"Wonder-Worker" or "Thaumaturgy" is a God-given grace to a saint to perform miracles. St. Anthony was one of many saints, which are well documented, known to perform miraculous acts. In fact, in order to be declared a saint, the Church typically requires two miracles through the intercession of the candidate or "Blessed." Many saints that have been given the title of "Wonder-Worker," here are just a few:
Wasn't there a news story regarding a miracle, a baby, and Saint Anthony Chapel?
Yes. The story involves a Pittsburgh mother, in the fifth month her pregnancy, and her son's premature birth. Watch the clip below; we all but guarantee it to be the best five minutes of your day!