think St John Paul’s II canonization was too soon,too fast? Consider St Anthony of Padua.(Also known as the “Hammer of Heretics” )
He was made a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XII in 1946. He died: June 13, 1231 and was canonized: May 30, 1232, by Pope Gregory IX
My father’s middle name was Anthony as well as my brothers.So he holds a special place in my heart.I just met our neighbor a few weeks ago and he told me had a painting of a saint in his home. Not a religious man he wasn’t sure which one it was. Once he told me what the statue looked like i surmised St Anthony of Padua. Then he showed me the painting-it was definitely him.I gave him a small bronze statue of Anthony and the child Jesus. It was meant for him.