Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Video On The Life Of St. Anthony

We hope you enjoy the video below, a short synopsis of the life of St. Anthony.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Prayer Of Confidence To St. Anthony

Most holy St. Anthony, Beloved Friend of Jesus, I place myself in your heavenly care. Be with me, especially in life's troubles and difficulties. Intercede before the Lord for me, so that I may confidently know I do not face my problems alone.
I join my prayers to yours, O Great Saint, as I ask God to give me consolation in times of sorrow, courage when I am afraid, and healing from all the ills that afflict me. Obtain for me from God, Most High, the grace to accept whatever is God's holy will for me and my loved ones. Strengthen my faith so that I will never despair, but always have hope in God's healing presence and power in my life. Amen.

A personal note from Ygancia - some time ago I was looking out my kitchen window at the statue of St. Anthony in my garden, when I felt a strong urge to invite St. Anthony into my family. Though he is my brother in Christ already, I felt drawn to invite him to be my 'big brother', to be a part of my earthly family. Now I renew that request daily - I hope some of our readers will feel drawn to him too, and ask him into their lives in a more personal way. He has been a healing grace from God in my life, he can be that for you, too.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

St. Anthony Quote - The Essence Of The Bread Is Changed

“Upon the Altar there takes place the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. That Body which the Virgin begot, which hung upon the Cross and was placed in the sepulcher, which rose again the third day, and ascended to the right hand of the Father, this Body the Church today and everyday presents and distributes to her faithful. When the priest speaks the words: This is My Body, the essence of the bread is changed into the Body of Christ.”

~St. Anthony of Padua

Beloved Father Passes Away

We ask our readers to pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. James P. "Scotty" Gilsenan, beloved father of one our blog owners. After a very brief illness, he passed away November 30th., 2012, at 11:00 am.
St. Andrew, patron saint of his homeland Scotland and whose feast day he passed away on, pray for him~

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.