Sunday, July 16, 2017

He Is Always Listening

Yesterday, St. Anthony helped me find my lost passport and I promised myself that I would find a website where I could testify to how often St. Anthony has helped me find lost objects. How strange to find another recent story of a lost passport!
I had literally turned my office upside down looking for my mislaid passport, even to the point of having my son move heavy furniture away from the wall. I was frustrated and embarrassed because I rarely forget where I put things. Then I remembered St. Anthony and I sincerely prayed for help. A few minutes later, I looked in the same area I had searched before and with a sense of awe, saw my passport.
I have lots of examples of this. I misplaced my glasses in our “attic” storeroom year ago, and you can imagine how hard it is to find something lost in a room like that. I prayed to St. Anthony and went to the storeroom and immediately “knew” that my glasses had fallen out of sight behind a bookcase. I even have terribly trivial examples. My dog had lost his favorite ball. It’s silly but you’d think a dog could find it by scent. I prayed to St. Anthony and felt as if someone was moving my eyeballs to exactly the spot where the ball was hiding.
I know that God answers prayers, but sometimes I feel silly asking God for little things. And why this prayer in particular seems to work so infallibly and quickly is hard for me to understand. But I cannot deny that my little prayers to the Saint have been answered. And it has helped my faith in God, to know that He is always listening.
I believe our prayers to St. Anthony are blessed because God is the God of sparrows and tiny things and those kinds of prayers are truly humble prayers.

Thank you J.B. for your faith filled stories and insights. Have an insight or story to share about St. Anthony's help in your life? Email it to us and we will share it on the blog~

Sunday, July 9, 2017

I Was In Great Distress

I was in great distress to awake Saturday morning in my trailer while out camping with my family, when I could not find my wedding ring!! My husband and I having been married in a Catholic Church 20 years ago, and follow the faith through prayer and attending church on a regular basis with our sons, I was distraught in my spirit for the symbolism of our union was gone!! I looked high and low in the trailer where I was convinced I had last recalled wearing it. I went so far as to question whether it had been stolen by a guest the evening prior, as I last recalled placing it on the kitchen table to do the supper dishes. Of course I did not want to jump to conclusions, and so resorted to praying to St. Anthony in my despair. Not more than five minutes after I prayed, my husband came out of the trailer with my wedding ring and said, "will you marry me again?" I was stunned to learn that my 14 year old son found my ring above my bed, where I had already checked countless times!!! He said, "I told you I would find it for you mom." Amen to St. Anthony and my son!

Thank you L.C. for your wonderful story of St. Anthony's help in finding your wedding ring. Have a story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~

Friday, June 30, 2017

Lost And Found Passports

With the onset of Summer, we tend to get more stories of lost and found passports. Here are a couple of recent ones~

My brother looked everywhere for his passport - he was unable to get an appointment at the passport office for a renewal and we were due to travel within the week. After searching for 24 hours we said a prayer to Saint Anthony and located the passport within 5 minutes of the prayer, a little miracle. Thank you so much St. Anthony. ~A.T.

Thank you Saint Anthony! While trying to renew my husband's and my passport, our old passports were also required by the office. But I just didn't know where I had kept them. I read on the Internet that St Anthony helps find lost things and so I prayed to him. Miraculously the old passports were found within 2 days from an old bag. Thank you once again St. Anthony. ~M.M.

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