Saturday, December 21, 2013

I Had To Do Something I Had Never Done Before

I lost my old passport which I really needed to apply for my UK business visa. So I ended up applying for the visa without it, but I knew my application would never be successful. I eventually received a response from the visa office, and my application was unsuccessful. They mentioned the absence of the old passport as one of the reasons why I did not get the visa.
I had been looking for the passport for one and a half months by now. At that moment I knew I had to do something I had never done before to find my passport. St. Anthony is the patron saint for lost items, and our church is also called St. Anthony's Church, but I had never prayed that particular novena before. So I prayed the St. Anthony Novena when I got home that evening, and 30 minutes later, my mum found my passport in an old hand bag. My advice - you need to pray the prayer in earnest and with great faith for St. Anthony to intercede for you.

Thank you About.com - Catholicism for this and other great stories of St. Anthony help.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

An Early Christmas Present

I recently lost my iPhone at a local grocery store just a couple of hours before they closed for the day. By the time I realized my phone was missing the store was already closed. That night I prayed to St. Anthony and said the chant. The next day when I called the grocery store, lo and behold they had it. Customer service said it was found in "one of the carts" only that morning. You know what else is unusual, because I was in a rush that night, I didn't even use a cart. Thank you so much St.Anthony, you are truly a blessing. An early Christmas present.

Thank you blog reader A.F. for your great little story of St. Anthony's help in finding your phone. If you have a Saint Anthony story of your own to share with out readers, please email it to us to post~

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Goodness Of St. Anthony

I wanted to share with everyone the goodness of St. Anthony.
Back in August, we went to the mall to buy some last few items to bring with us on our vacation. As we're heading out the store, I saw a pair of sandals that I tried on to fit and purchase. When I was reaching for my wallet, I felt that my wedding ring was missing. I told my daughter about it and she said that she saw me wearing it when we entered the store. Both of us thought that I dropped it in the store, so we look around, but nothing. I also emptied my purse in the car but it wasn't there. We went home, I told my husband about it, he was sad but he said we'll have a new one when we celebrate our 25th. wedding anniversary in 2 years time.
Last week, Nov. 22, I organized my bedside table. As I opened one of my prayer books, it brought me to the prayer of Saint Anthony. I read it, I read all the prayers on that page. I didn't think about the ring. It totally slipped my mind, and I know I lost it in the store so I know it's impossible to get it back. The following day, my daughter needed some adhesive tape to secure her poster. I looked in the drawer but there was only a little bit left on the holder. I went to my box of Christmas wrappers because I know I've kept some there. The last time I touched this box was back in January when I kept the leftover wrappers from Christmas. When I lifted the wrappers to check the tapes, I saw something shinning, and behold, I really couldn't believe that my ring was there. I was so happy and then I remembered the prayer I said yesterday. I am so thankful to St. Anthony, and I promised him that I will tell people about him and his miracles. You are so great St. Anthony.....

Thank you A.S. for sharing the story of St. Anthony's amazing find of your lost wedding ring~