Every June, on Sullivan Street in downtown Manhattan a feast is held in honor of Saint Anthony. There's a procession around the neighborhood as the highlight of the religious part of the feast. Naturally the non religious aspects are what most people are attracted to such as food, games, etc. Of course the saint is urged to pray for us but adding a few tens or twenties should convince him to be more prayerful. We Italians have very interesting views on religious matters that have survived and been conserved since the times of the Romans who actually made deals with their Gods.