Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Friar I Met In My Dream

From Messenger of Saint Anthony comes this amazing story from a person visiting the recent exhibition of the reconstructed face of Saint Anthony:

Among the many thousands of people at the exhibition was ‘Danny’ (not his real name) who began to sweat profusely when he drew near the facial reconstruction. The personnel at the exhibition, seeing that Danny was unwell, invited him to sit down and offered him a glass of water. Danny sat down, drank a bit, and after a short pause asked to speak to a friar. By a happy coincidence our General Director, Fr. Giancarlo Zamengo, happened to be in a nearby cloister, and so Danny was able to speak to him.

“Fr. Giancarlo,” Danny began, “I have to tell you why I am feeling so flustered. A few years ago I was working on the power panel at my son’s factory when I was struck by a 380 volt electric bolt. I immediately passed out and was rushed to hospital. The only thing I remember is finding myself in a nice, warm place filled with light, and that I was perfectly at peace. At first no one seemed to be there beside me, but soon after I perceived a tall figure with a dark grey habit. He was smiling, and he placed his hand on my shoulder. “Danny,” the figure said to me, “you must go back to your loved ones, who are greatly worried about you. Your time has not yet come. Wake up!” At that precise moment I woke up and found myself lying on a hospital bed with my wife standing beside me.
“However, it is not the memory of this event that has troubled me, but the fact that the friar I met in my dream was the spitting image of the forensic reconstruction of St. Anthony’s face here at the exhibition. And I would like to add that I rarely forget people’s faces because I am a portrait painter, and I certainly never forgot the face I saw in that dream!”

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Friday, August 15, 2014

I Lost Hope And Prayed

I (who am not Catholic but had enough faith in this prayer to use it) prayed to St. Anthony to find my missing wallet with important items inside of it. Before the prayer I searched everywhere, but once I lost hope and prayed, the wallet immediately became found in a place I searched before. Because of this prayer and mostly of God's unfailing love, I found my wallet and I thank the Lord for seeing me through, once again!

Thank you M.J. for sending in your story of trust in the Lord's help, through the intercession of St. Anthony - God's friend and ours~ Why pray to St. Anthony, or any of the Saints in Heaven to intercede for us? Click here for a beautiful explanation of why we ask those closest to God, the Saints, to pray for our intentions.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Amazing St. Anthony

My story goes as follows: I was going on a one month holiday, and had decided at the last minute that I needed to find a place to keep my jewelry which I was wearing the previous week. I usually separate it and keep it in different locations around the house while I am away on trips. Six months after coming back from my trip I realized I had not used my gold chain with the cross and a pair of earrings since I was back. For days I looked everywhere, but couldn't find it anywhere. I had given a lot of clothes to charity after I came back, so I was afraid that maybe it got mixed up with the clothes and was given away, as it was in a tiny box. I started to pray to St. Anthony, and within 2 days I felt I was told to go look in the cupboard, in one of my daughters jackets. To my amazement it was there, I couldn't believe my eyes, it truly was a miracle.
Thank you St. Anthony, you are amazing.

And thank you M.F. for sharing your amazing story with all of us~ Have an amazing St. Anthony story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog.