Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Prayer To St. Anthony For Those Who Are Lost On The Way

Good Saint Anthony, you have always reached out with compassion and concern to those who have lost or who have never had any faith. We ask you to please intercede for (name) who has never had the Faith, or who has stopped practicing it. Though your efficacious prayers, may (name) have awaken in their heart a great love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, His Church, and the Holy Sacraments.
Please also, St. Anthony, help me to respond to my own call to continuing conversion, so that I may become an example of one who has found great peace in the arms of Christ. May the joy I experience as a Catholic be an invitation to those who are lost, to come home with love to Holy Mother Church. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Just A Whisper Of A Prayer

Hello, I'd like to share my story anonymously. My husband had $500 in his wallet and 2 checks. I was at work and he was moving our stuff/ relocating with a big rental truck and some workers who were going to help us. He texted me he lost the money. He was very upset with himself and the workers were unsure about staying. I prayed to St. Anthony. Just a whisper of a prayer or two is really all I could say. My husband later told me he was on his way home and then 'remembered' where he put it. I am overjoyed -- thank you, Jesus! Thank you St. Anthony-- I don't know how you do it- Amen. Amen. I am saying thank you prayers!! Please all, keep faith in Christ Jesus. I do try to tell my husband-- it's St. Anthony helping us, but he does not believe. Please, if you read my story, please pray for my husband and his conversion to Christ.

Thank you R.P. for your story of steadfast belief in St. Anthony's help. Here is a link to a prayer to help those who are lost on their way to faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ, through the intercession of good St. Anthony.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I Have Always Had A Devotion To St. Anthony

I have always had a devotion to St. Anthony, even as a small child, as I witnessed the special place he held in the lives of my mother and grandmother. My children and I have faithfully attended Mass on his feast day to thank him for all of our answered prayers throughout the year. In fact, when my son was a toddler, we discovered the shoe he'd lost days before in the Mothers' Room in our parish Church on that day! St. Anthony is wonderful friend. I'm writing now to thank him publicly for the recovery of a small notebook which was very important to me, and which I found in a stack of papers I had already looked through, after praying this Novena. More recently, I am also grateful for the recovery of 2 credit cards and my son's Latin text book!

Thank you J.P. for your stories of lifelong devotion to St. Anthony of Padua. May we all be inspired to turn to God through the intercession of good St. Anthony in any time of need~

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

You Have To Know Someone To Get A Job

I had been praying for a long time for employment. One day it occurred to me that Saint Anthony had been so faithful in his intercession for finding lost articles over the years for my family. Even though my kids didn't really want to admit it, it worked. When they would be frustrated with a lost article, they would come to me and say, "Who's that guy you pray to? I can't find my keys anywhere." And St. Anthony would come through.
I had been at home over the last few years, with care-taking responsibilities for my parents. I was frustrated with the job search. Usually in the past I would have one or two job interviews, and then have a job offer. I was saying the Novena to St. Anthony and applying to jobs, but then I decided to take the month of July off from looking for a job. All of a sudden I received a phone call from a resume I sent out two months ago, it was a financial position at a church. I interviewed with a few people and then got a job offer!
Some people would say to me, you have to know someone to get a job. Yes, I do believe, "The prayer of a righteous person is very effective" - thank you St. Anthony for your intercession! I am now praying for a couple of other people!

Thank you blog reader D. for sending in your story, helping us to see how St. Anthony is a good someone to know in helping find a job. Have a St. Anthony story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~