Statue of St. Anthony

When the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 threatened to jump the Jones Falls and engulf their community, residents of Little Italy prayed to St. Anthony; the fire stayed away. Every year since, celebrants at the St. Anthony's Italian Festival have commemorated his intercession by carrying statues like this -- a copy of the original inside St. Leo the Great on South Exeter Street -- through the streets.
Jeffrey F. Bill, Baltimore Sun photo
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