800-Year-Old Relic Stolen From California Church Relic of St. Anthony, patron saint of missing objects, is missing By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Jun 14, 2011 4:00 AM CDT 7 comments Comments This photo provided by the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Long Beach, Calif. shows a religious relic of St. Anthony that was stolen from the church yesterday. (AP Photo/Father Brian Doran via the Long Beach Police Department) (Newser) – Calling Saint Anthony of Padua: A relic of the patron saint of missing objects and lost causes has gone missing from a Catholic church in California. The relic was stolen from a cabinet in the church in Long Beach, where it had been on display to mark the 780th anniversary of the saint's death, reports the Los Angeles Times. Police have released a sketch of a woman suspected of stealing the relic. She was spotted behaving oddly in the church the day before the holy object disappeared.