Monday, June 1, 2020

The 13 Day Novena To St. Anthony

The Thirteen Day Novena to St. Anthony ~ traditionally done May 31st. to June 13th.
Day 1:
O glorious St. Anthony, born under the protection of Mary Immaculate, on the Feast of her Assumption into Heaven and consecrated to her at a tender age; you vanquished the demon by the Sign of the Cross, which your finger impressed on the marble of the church where you were praying.  Oh, we beseech you, obtain for us a tender devotion to our Blessed Mother, and the strength to triumph over all the attacks of our infernal enemy.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 2:
O glorious Saint! You escaped from the dangers and temptations of the world by disdaining greatness, riches and the comforts of life, and by joining the Religious Life; we beseech you, obtain for us detachment of the heart and a true contempt for the world.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 3:
O glorious Saint! You felt a burning desire in your youthful heart to suffer martyrdom for the faith, and for this purpose entered the Order of the Seraphic Saint Francis; we beseech you, obtain for us the spirit of penance and mortification.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 4:
O glorious Saint! Guided by sentiments of the most profound humility, you did all in your power to hide yourself from the eyes of the world, when God suddenly made you known as an ark of holy knowledge and sanctity; we beseech you, obtain for us the grace of practicing humility and of loving a life hidden in God.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 5:
O glorious Saint! Chosen by God to preach His Word, you received from Him the gift of tongues, and the power of working the most extraordinary miracles; we beseech you, obtain for us the grace to listen willingly to Divine inspirations and to hear with fruit the Word of God.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 6:
O glorious Saint! Your ardent love of God merited for you the happy privilege of receiving and caressing in thy arms the Divine Infant Jesus; we beseech you, obtain for us the grace of receiving Him in the Blessed Eucharist with love and fervent devotion.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 7:
O glorious Saint! You confounded the heretics and prove to them the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament by causing a simple mule to kneel down and adore the Sacred Host; we beseech you, obtain for us the grace of a lively faith in the Holy Eucharist.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be 
Day 8:
O glorious Saint! When men refused to come and hear the Word of God, you called the fishes of the sea to the shore and preach to them; we beseech you, obtain for us the perfect submission of our minds and hearts to Divine truths.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 9:
O glorious Saint! As protector of the innocent, you made a child only a few days old speak to save the honor of its mother; we beseech you, obtain for us the grace of being strong and submissive to the Will of God in unjust persecutions and of preserving intact the peace and purity of our souls.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 10:
O glorious Saint! Once, while preaching at Padua, you found yourself at the same time at Lisbon, by a marvelous miracle, to defend your father against calumny and to save him from death; we beseech you, obtain for us the grace that we may pardon all injuries and love our enemies.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 11:
O glorious Saint! By your prayers, your zeal, and your heavenly wisdom you converted thousands of heretics and hardened sinners; we beseech you, obtain for us the grace of true conversion, that we may give ourselves entirely to God.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 12:
O glorious Saint! In imitation of our Divine redeemer, you spent your life for the salvation of souls; we beseech you, obtain for us the grace to become saints, to die a happy death, and to praise God forever with you and all the saints and angels in Heaven.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
Day 13:
O glorious Saint! God has given you the power of working miracles continually, and the favor of answering the prayers of those who invoke your assistance in misfortune, anxiety, and distress; we beseech you, obtain for us from Jesus, through Mary, His Blessed Mother, what we beg of you so fervently and hopefully, if it be for the glory of God and the good of our souls.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Left The Catholic Faith?


Do you have family or friends who have left the Catholic Faith? You can ask Saint Anthony of Padua, patron of lost items, to help find your "lost sheep" and bring them back home to Holy Mother Church. Click this link to have your prayer intentions taken to Saint Anthony's tomb in Padua, Italy~

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Getting Me A Job

Thank you to Saint Anthony for getting me a job as a care assistant in the hospital. I asked St. Anthony for help with my interview - I was told I would hear back in a couple of days, and then I got an email back the same day saying I have the job. Thank you so much, please continue in prayer no matter if your prayer isn't answered there and then. Saint Anthony thank you.

Thank you C.R. for your story of Saint Anthony’s help in finding you a job. Here is a link to a Prayer To Saint Anthony For Employment. Have a St. Anthony story of your own to share with our readers? Email it to us and we will post it on the blog~