Thursday, December 1, 2016

My Grandmother Had Taught Me The Prayer

Good evening - at least it is early evening here in New Zealand. Just 30 minutes ago, I realized I had lost my wedding ring. It had slipped off my finger and I had not noticed. I really panicked and became upset. I looked everywhere I could think of but to no avail. Then, standing outside again to go and look if it had slipped off in my car or in the garden, I stopped as I was reminded that when I was young and we lost something we always prayed to St. Anthony. My grandmother had taught me the prayer. So, I stopped where I was, closed my eyes, and then prayed the prayer to St. Anthony (in Dutch as that is the language I grew up with). I then turned around, walked into the bedroom, and suddenly saw the ring lying there on the floor. I had looked in the bedroom several times on the floor, in the laundry basket, under the bed, and so on and had not seen it. I am convinced that St Anthony helped calm me and helped me see clearly and find my wedding ring. I have lit two candles and prayed a prayer of thanks to St. Anthony! He has always been a friend to me and will always be.

Thank you M.C. for your inspiring story of St. Anthony's help in finding something so important. And a big thank you to all of the Grandparents that help pass on the Faith to their Grandchildren. If you have a story of St. Anthony's assistance, please email it to us to share on the blog~

Thursday, November 24, 2016

For Months I Have Been Searching

For months I have been searching for my replacement car keys, that would cost me $1400.00 at the dealership to have it replaced. I retraced my steps and searched all my handbags (believe me I have a lot) but no luck. I couldn't remember the entire St. Anthony prayer, but in times passed, it never failed me. I googled it and started chanting 'Tony, Tony come around, something's lost and can't be found.....please help me find my keys.' I kept saying the short version of the prayer, going through each handbag one by one. In less than 5 minutes.....guess what....I found my keys. Thank you St. Anthony for favors granted.

Many thanks to you G.B. for a story of thanksgiving to St. Anthony for things found. If you have a story of things found through the intercession of Good St. Anthony, email it to us and we will share it on the blog~

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thanksgiving for Answered Prayers To St. Anthony

This bears re-posting:

Thanksgiving for Answered Prayers To St. Anthony

Most loving protector, St. Anthony, what gift can I give you in exchange to show my heartfelt gratitude? With your continued help I will show appreciation to you by being more faithful to God, more constant in prayer, and readier to do good to those nearest me. I praise you for the esteem in which your name is held throughout the world, for the miracles and wonders with which you have filled the Church, and for the many benefits mankind continues to receive through your gracious help. May these intentions convey my great thanks to the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and to our Blessed Lady, Queen of heaven and earth.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be...

For information on giving alms to an Anthonian mission hospital in Africa in thanksgiving for St. Anthony's help in your life, click here.

Have prayers answered through the intersession of Saint Anthony that you would like to share on our blog? Click here to email them to us to post - your stories can inspire others to turn to God in need, with the help of Good St. Anthony~