In the Hispanic tradition we believe that each saint was human once and learned something very profound in his or her walk upon this earth. For this reason, each saint has a special gift for us. For example, we can petition St. Anthony when we want to recover something we have lost. This could be anything from a favorite earring to losing one's soul. I often ask people to bring a St. Anthony candle when I am doing soul-retrieval work with them. St. Martin de Caballero is petitioned when someone needs to find work, or needs help with his or her business.

Elena Avila, Joy Parker, Woman Who Glows in the Dark