Sunday, November 18, 2012

St. Anthony Medal And Prayer Card

If you would like to have the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in New York pray for your intentions click here, or, to sign up for their Perpetual St. Anthony Novena, click here to visit their website and enroll.
Here is a testimony from a grateful person regarding the Friars:

'Thank you Friars for bringing St. Anthony into my life. The beautiful medal and prayer card you sent me arrived exactly when I needed them. My job was unbearable! My boss was going through a lot of personal stress and seemed to take it out on us employees. The night I received the novena, I prayed to St. Anthony to help me endure and intercede to improve the situation. Two days later my boss was reassigned to a new office and I was promoted to supervisor—something I would never have imagined happening. It was truly a miracle from St. Anthony!'

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ygnacia's Own Stories - We Both Got Goosebumps

My youngest son takes piano lessons from a Russian lady called Miss Natalia. Entering her home this last week for class we found that she had had a very unfortunate loss - payment from earlier students in the amount of $200.00 had been lost. We helped her search her house for it before class, and we continued searching after class. We were about to give up and leave, when I thought I might go out on a limb a bit and say a prayer to St. Anthony.
She is an open person and has a connection with the Russian Orthodox faith, so she is familiar with saints. I told her, "This is what I do when I really can't find something, I pray to St. Anthony, 'Good St. Anthony look around, something's lost and can't be found.' I then do the best I can to retrace my steps, staying open to any feelings that may come to me as to where to look."
Just as I was giving these instructions, she moved toward her kitchen, walked right up to a drawer, pulled it open, and there was the money. We both got goosebumps. She said, "I have never put money in that drawer before, I don't know why I did that."
She is so grateful for having found her money, and I am so grateful that she was shown loving God's care for her, working through the intercession of Good St. Anthony~

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Novena To St. Anthony Of Padua

O White lily of purity, sublime example of poverty, true mirror of humility, resplendent star of sanctity. O glorious St Anthony, who didst enjoy the sweet privilege of receiving into thy arms the Infant Jesus, I beseech thee to take me under thy powerful protection. Thou in whom the power of working miracles shines forth among the other gifts of God, have pity upon me and come to my aid in this my great need.

(Mention your intentions here).

Cleanse my heart from every disorderly affection, obtain for me a true contrition for my sins and a great love of God and of my neighbor, that serving God faithfully in this life, I may come to praise, enjoy, and bless Him eternally with thee in Paradise. Amen.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.

Pray the Novena once a day for nine days, especially beginning on June 4th. and ending on June 12th., the eve of the Feast of Saint Anthony. Some people pray a Novena to St. Anthony on thirteen consecutive Tuesdays, per the instructions of Pope Leo XIII, or on all Tuesdays.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Prayer By St. Anthony - Mary, Our Queen

Mary, our Queen,
Holy Mother of God,
we beg you to hear our prayer.
Make our hearts overflow with divine grace
and resplendent with heavenly wisdom.
Render them strong with your might
and rich in virtue.
Pour down upon us the gift of mercy
so that we may obtain the pardon of our sins.
Help us to live in such a way
as to merit the glory and bliss of heaven.
May this be granted us by your Son Jesus
who has exalted you above the angels,
has crowned you as Queen,
and has seated you with him
forever on his refulgent throne. Amen.

May Mary Our Queen lead you more perfectly to her son Jesus - Visit here to learn more about the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.