Tuesday, January 1, 2019

He Has Given Me Hope

Hi - Saint Anthony has always helped me in many ways. He has helped me find employment after years of being unemployed due to depression and anxiety. And when I was made redundant from that job, he found me another great job which I am currently in. I truly believe in the miracles that Saint Anthony works. I have been hopeless and he has given me hope many times. I believe he can help with so many situations.

Thank you E.F. for you story of Saint Anthony's help in finding employment. Click here for a prayer to St. Anthony for helping to find a job. Have a St. Anthony story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog to help others come to trust in God's help through the intercession of Good St. Anthony~

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

St. Anthony Guides Those Who Are Lost

This was a story related to me by a friend who personally experienced it herself. My friend had gone on a pilgrimage tour of Italy over the summer this year including a stop at Padova. There was an elderly Chinese lady on the tour who couldn’t read or speak English. She had bought a souvenir from one of the stores, a folding fan with an image of St. Anthony and the baby Jesus. Then the tour left Padova and the group had stopped at Florence. At one point in Florence, the tour guide had led the group to some stores and the poor elderly lady went missing from the group. Someone noticed that she was missing and volunteered to stay back in case she showed up. The rest of the group went to the main Basilica in Florence for Mass, which was quite a distance away from the shops. After an hour, when the elderly lady didn’t show up at the store, the volunteer had also headed for the Basilica to join the group. Just as Mass started, suddenly the doors opened, and lo...the elderly Chinese lady showed up walking up the aisle to join the Mass on time. 

After Mass, the group asked the elderly lady, how did she find her way to the Basilica? It wasn’t explicitly on the itinerary and she couldn’t read or speak English. How did she find her way to the Basilica which was quite a distance away from the shops? So she explained to my friend in Chinese, that she realized she had parted from the tour group and was afraid as she couldn’t communicate in English or Italian. But she saw a young Asian man standing nearby and approached him thinking he was Chinese. He turned out to be Japanese and didn’t understand what she was saying. She then took out the folding fan with the picture of Saint Anthony which she bought in Padova and showed the young man. For some reason, he understood she was lost, and led her to the main Basilica - why ? she didn’t know.  But as soon as she entered, she saw the tour group and was relieved. Everyone was also happy to see that she had found them - it is true that St. Anthony guides those who are lost. 

Thank you so much N.L. for your great Saint Anthony story. Have a story of your own you would like to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Oh My I Was So Happy

Hello - I lost my rosary and my elderly friend suggested that I pray to Saint Anthony. I prayed for several days, and then I decided to lay down and think about it.  Oh my - I remembered that I had gone to spend time with my sick friend, and looking into one of my bags I found my rosary. Oh my I was so happy. I thanked St. Anthony for helping me. God Bless.

Thank you S.H. for your story of Saint Anthony's help in finding your rosary. Have a St. Anthony story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~