Sunday, April 10, 2016

He Truly Is A Miracle Worker

I am a caregiver for my Mom, since she went into assisted living, over a year ago. For the past 2 to 3 weeks, I have been diligently hunting and searching all over my house for the very important papers relating to the selling of my Mom's home last year, so that I can get her taxes done. Today, this afternoon, I was feeling so discouraged, that I decided to look up the Saint for lost and found on the internet. My research told me that it was Saint Anthony. I found a quiet spot in my home, and said the prayer to Saint Anthony, for help in finding the papers. Later my husband and I had our supper, and after supper, I started looking again. I picked up a black bag that I have used for stuff for Mom, and that I had searched a number of times previously, and to my surprise, I found the papers. I couldn't believe it. I looked in there before and didn't see them. I know Saint Anthony answered my prayers. I am so grateful to him, for his help. He truly is a miracle worker. The papers were found in less than 6 hours. THANK YOU, SAINT ANTHONY.

Thank you Anonymous for your miraculous story of St. Anthony's help. Have a story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Saint Anthony's Relics To Visit Philippines April 20 - May 2, 2016


This year Saint Anthony of Padua has decided that he has been away far too long from his beloved devotees in the Philippines. The relics were last there in February 1996, exactly 20 years ago, in conjunction with the 800th centenary of his birth. Our Saint has therefore decided to come from April 20th. to May 2nd. this year in the form of two relics. Fr. Mario Conte will bring two precious relics of our Saint from the Basilica in Padua, Italy. One of these reliquaries contains the Saint’s floating rib. This is the very same reliquary that was kissed by Sister Lucia of Fatima when it was taken to the nuns at the Monastery of Carmelite sisters in Coimbra, Portugal, in January 1995, also during the commemorations for the 800th anniversary of the Saint’s birth. Below please find the schedule for the relics of St. Anthony visits in the Philippines - at least one Holy Mass will be celebrated in each venue listed, with ample time set aside for veneration:
20 April (morning):
The Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Newport Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila – Opening Mass
20 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony de Padua Parish, Valley 1, Parañaque City
21 April (morning):
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Singalong, Manila
21 April (afternoon):
San Lazaro Chapel (for the sick & hospital patients) Sta Cruz, Manila
21 April (evening) & 22 April (morning):
San Augustin Parish, Moonwalk, Parañaque City
22 April (noon):
Makati Medical Center (for doctors, medical staff & the sick); Makati City
22 April (afternoon):
National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Makati City
23 April (morning):
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Mandaluyong City
23 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony Parish, Silang, Cavite
24 April: (morning):
St. Joseph Formation House, Tagaytay City
25 April (morning):
Archdiocese of Palo
25 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony Shrine Parish, Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
26 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony of Padua Friary, Dolores, Eastern Samar
28 April (morning):
St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe Parish, Novaliches, Quezon City
28 April (evening) & 29 April (morning):
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
29 April (afternoon):
San Francisco de Assisi Parish, Binangonan, Rizal
30 April (morning):
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Antipolo City, Rizal
30 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony de Padua Shrine, Pila, Laguna
1 May:
San Antonio de Padua Parish, Tonsuya, Malabon;
Immaculate Concepcion Parish, Concepcion, Malabon
(Diocese of Kalookan)
2 May (morning):
San Juan City of the Archdiocese of Manila
2 May (afternoon):
St. Ezekiel Monero Oratory (Diocese of Parañaque) – Concluding Mass

For more information and updates regarding Mass times, veneration, and addresses:
-PLDT Manila telephone lines: (02) 5565201 & (02) 8294979;
-call or send text messages to OFMConv PLDT Plus lines: 6325336411 & 6325336403
-visit https://www.facebook.com/CONVENTUALS/

Monday, March 28, 2016

To Me It Was A Miracle

There is this very valuable bracelet my mom gave to me full of charms that speak of our relationship. That was one of my most prized possessions. One night out I was wearing it and the next day much to my dismay it couldn't be found at all. I looked all over my house, my boyfriend's car, my friend's car that I spent a few minutes in, even called the establishments we were at and they all told me that it wasn't to be seen. I prayed and prayed to God and St. Anthony asking for help that I find it. I was depressed for 2 days but still had been praying that it would turn up, that I even lost hope to find it. On midnight 2 days later my friend calls me to tell me he found my bracelet, still intact, under the mat of his car when he out of nowhere decided to clean it! You have no idea how thankful I was after, to me it was a miracle. I never thought I'd see it again, all thanks to St. Anthony's intercession. I am relieved and my faith is so much more strengthened!! Prayers do work, just never give up! God always finds a way! Thank you Saint Anthony!
And thank you M.T. for your story of St. Anthony's assistance in finding something precious to you - Saint Anthony is a good friend in Heaven, waiting to help~