Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Chaplet Of St. Anthony

This Chaplet of St. Anthony consists of thirteen Our Fathers, Hail Marys, and Glory Be's, in honor of the thirteen favors mentioned in the “Miraculous Responsory”. The following prayers may be used before the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be prayers.

1.) Most gracious St. Anthony, keep me from sin and enable me to persevere in good.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
2.) Great St. Anthony, keep whatever is uncharitable far from me.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
3.) Dear St. Anthony, make mine a true, lasting and vibrant faith.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
4.) Good St. Anthony, banish from my heart all that would cloud God’s love.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
5.) St. Anthony, encouraged by your gentleness, help me to grow in genuine conversion of heart.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
6.) St. Anthony heal me. Obtain for me true love of God and health of mind and soul.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
7.) St. Anthony, with my Guardian Angel, guide me through the perils of this life and keep me safe.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
8.) St. Anthony, protect me from the devil’s temptations and obtain for me God’s help.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
9.) St. Anthony, healer of the sick, preserve my life and grant me blessings of good health.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
10.) Saint of miracles, finder of lost things, help me to discover what is truly important in my life.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
11.) St. Anthony, my helper and friend of God, be my defense and security in times of doubt.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
12.) St. Anthony, friend of God, I ask your intercession at God’s throne for divine grace.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
13.) St. Anthony, I join with you now and with the whole company of Heaven in praising the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

Sunday, December 7, 2014

St. Anthony's Email Bag - Little Answered Prayers

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

'I was introduced to St. Anthony midway through my difficult study and I was sure I would flunk the test. But through my continuous request to St. Anthony, I was able to answer even the questions that I found difficult. Thank you, St Anthony.' -J.P.

'Two items recovered in two days after short prayer to St. Anthony. Many many thanks.' -M.H.

'I lost my ring after Mother's Day, so I prayed to St. Anthony for his help every day. Today I found my ring inside my jacket. Thank you so much my patron powerful St. Anthony for your help. God bless.' -S.S.

'I thank my husband for introducing St. Anthony to me. St. Anthony is my best friend! Tuesday becomes my lucky day, always, since I started my devotion to St. Anthony!!! We got some amazing graces from him on Tuesdays! He is our great advocate. I am now praying for my sister and myself to heal the rift. We have not seen each other for more than ten years. I am praying to St. Anthony for his support and I will let you know if I get this difficult grace.' -M.C.

'Today, after many times going to court, my daughter won 50/50 custody of her daughter. Thanks be to God, St. Anthony for answering my prayers...nine day novena which ended before trial.' -B.M.

'I had misplaced my driver's license. I prayed this novena for 9 consecutive hours today and after an hour, I called up an office mate and he confirmed it was just on my office table. Thank you, St. Anthony, I need not go through the hassle of applying and lining up for a replacement card.' -D.T.

'My other daughter got a job offer on "Tuesday" after I went to Mass to honor St. Anthony on Tuesday for her. It is just a Christmas job but she gained some confidence from her nice bosses who encouraged her. I will be finishing on ninth Tuesday on 9th. of December for my daughter and I know St. Anthony won't let me down. I put "Thank you" card under his feet at the Church. I hope it will encourage others in distress to pray to St. Anthony for help. My heart, He is too amazing! The training tutor told my daughter that she was lucky because she was being picked out of 2,500 applicants for this Christmas job. I think they hired about less or more than 200 Christmas staff for three months. From this valuable training and experience, she may get another job in any retail easily. It was St Anthony’s doing ! Praise be to God.' -M.C.

And finally, from Ygnacia's youngest son: "I know I put my travel bag in the hotel drawer, and I looked there over and over and couldn't find it. I said a prayer to St. Anthony, and then I found it in the drawer, right where I had already looked so many times before."

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~

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Images Of St. Anthony - St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church, Washington D.C.

Some of my family and I were visiting Washington D.C. this past week. While visiting we saw many grand and interesting things, but one that I personally enjoyed very much was the beautiful little church where we went to Mass, Holy Comforter St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church. To my great pleasure there was a lovely statue of our beloved St. Anthony. Here is a picture of the statue, in the form of St. Anthony's Bread.