Sunday, June 21, 2015

St. Anthony's Email Bag - Little Answered Prayers 3

We receive many brief stories of gratitude for Saint Anthony's help sent to us, here a few of the more recent ones:

"I could not find my purse and it had over $100 dollars in it. After an intensive search of all the usual places, as well as the unusual places that I might have put the purse, I read the prayer to St. Anthony. I followed the instructions, check carefully again. My husband joined in the search to no avail. I started searching the same places again while repeating the prayer. Voila! There it was in the first, usually kept place. I thank you St. Anthony." -P.H.

"Dear St. Anthony for nearly 4 years I was in a legal situation where I lost my teaching career as well as my fire hall job. It was very devastating and emotional not only to me but to my whole family, my wife and three daughters. I prayed continuously to St. Jude and St. Tekewitha. My mom is 93 years old, and I asked her to pray also for me. She told me last week to pray to St. Anthony also. Miracles are possible, because I started to pray to St. Antony and on my final day in court the jury found me not guilty on all three counts. And, it was on the ninth day for the St. Anthony prayer. Thank You, St Anthony." -C.B.

On June 9th., 2015:
"Please help me to pray through St. Anthony. I lost 10,000 naira in my office, which i will pay if not found"
Then, on June 10th., 2015:
"Thank you very much. I have found the money. When I was praying, I told St. Anthony that I needed to see the money, because I have to settle the account before I leave for the day. In the evening I found the money. St. Anthony! Praise God." -E.A.

"Thank you St. Anthony for quickly interceding on my behalf. Shortly after praying to St. Anthony for additional client business that would sustain the livelihood of our company and it's employees, we landed our biggest account ever! No doubt this is God’s blessing upon our company. God has many blessings waiting for those who trust in his ways." -C.M.

"Thanks to St. Anthony for finding the lost key." -V.G.

"My father recently passed away and I was lucky to have his necklace with a cross on it that he has worn for years father and I were very close so I was devastated when I realized that the cross fell off the chain the same night I was at a movie theater - it could of fallen off anywhere...I looked in the car, outside the clothes, everywhere - I was devastated and in tears...I prayed to St. Anthony and it was found outside next to the car 3 days later...I'm so grateful." -K.K.

Many people, perhaps most, will say these are all little coincidences, chance happenings. But when they happen to you personally, you know they aren't just a coincidence, you can tell the difference. So, say this popular prayer to St. Anthony the next time you can't find something: 'Good St. Anthony look around, something's lost and must be found'. And then, when you find what you were looking for, don't forget to say a little prayer of thanks~

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Live Streaming Of St. Anthony's Feast Day Masses from Padua, Italy

On June 13th., 2015, Saint Anthony's Feast Day, the solemn Masses will be streamed live from the High Altar of the Basilica at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM (CET).

From May 31st., 2015, the start of the 13-Day-Novena to St. Anthony, you will find a great novelty at the Basilica: a webcam which will film the area around the Tomb of St. Anthony every day for the whole day. The video camera which films the area around the Main Altar will, in any case, remain active. This video camera is already streaming the Masses during important feast days.

May the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua be a blessing to you, may St. Anthony always be of assistance to you in this coming year, and may the Blessed Baby Jesus in the arms of St. Anthony be the joy and center of your life, now and always~ Ygnacia & Company

Friday, June 12, 2015

Reflections On St. Anthony – Day 13, World’s Greatest Saint

Thank you for joining in for the thirteenth of 13 days of reflections in preparation for the Feast of St. Anthony, filmed on location at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy. For our last meditation today’s theme is St. Anthony, the world’s greatest saint. We are in the Basilica, at the back of the Saint’s Tomb: thousands of people every day touch this stone as they say their prayers to St. Anthony. Almost four million people come every year to Padua to visit his tomb. That’s probably why St. Anthony is lovingly called the World’s greatest saint, but Fr. Mario is sure the Saint would reject that title, believing others to be holier than himself.