Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 All Souls Day Memorial Mass at St. Anthony's Basilica

This coming All Souls’ Day we remember our dear departed, whose memory fills us with longing and some grief. Keep your love for them alive; remember them for all time in your heart and in your prayers. Commend them to Saint Anthony’s care through the prayers of the Franciscan Friars of St. Anthony. You are welcome to ask the Friars to pray for your dear departed at a special Memorial Mass to be held at Saint Anthony’s Basilica, Padua, at 8:15 am CET on November 2nd, All Souls’ Day. They will also gladly place a candle on Saint Anthony’s Tomb in memory of your loved ones. As your little light shines out, they will pray for you and with you that God may bring you His sweet comfort and solace. On November 2nd at 8:15 am CET all are invited to watch the Mass live stream from Saint Anthony’s Basilica in Padua, Italy.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

What A Relief!

My youngest son, who works in a bank, was a custodian of land titles which are submitted by loan clients as collateral. Several months ago, he was given another responsibility and left this custodianship to another employee. It was during this time that they realized that one land title was missing. It was submitted by a client, but her loan transaction did not push through. That title was traced to have been submitted to my son. Since the transaction did not push through, the land title was not placed in the usual collateral cabinet. My son and all the employees in that department have been trying to locate the land title for months.

When my son informed me of this problem, I knew only a miracle could help him. So I thought of St. Anthony and sent a prayer request via email to a St. Anthony website. Then, their department had to move to a new office location. My son and other employees in their department took this opportunity to look for the title again for the nth time while packing folders and documents. According to my son, he had this gut feeling and asked his team mates to take out all the drawers of a cabinet and literally turned it upside down and he even pounded the top of the cabinet with his fist. That is when the brown envelope containing the land title fell on the floor. It got stocked in-between the drawers. What a relief!

In this country, it takes time and money to have the title replaced. We would have spent around P100,000.00 for the reconstitution of the title. Not to mention, the reputation of my son in the performance of his job. We are so thankful to St. Anthony. My son has been telling his officemates that it was indeed a miracle by St. Anthony.

Thank you C.L. for your great story of St. Anthony's help via prayer combined with intuition. If you have a St. Anthony story that you would like to share with our blog readers, please email it to us~

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

So Very Very Thankful

My daughter lost her iPad for school a few days ago. We searched high and low retracing her every step. We searched through all the vehicles she had been with - no luck. We had decided it had been stolen from her backpack. We began praying to St. Anthony for it's return. I laid awake in bed continuing to pray this morning. Later today, my husband opened the door to his truck and it was inside the door pocket! Plain as day! We had both looked through every nook and cranny in that truck! Words cannot express the gratitude! So very very thankful!

Thank you K.J. for you story of Saint Anthony's help in your family's life. Have a story of your own to share and encourage other's with? Email us and we will post it on our blog~

Thursday, October 8, 2015

We Couldn't Find The Money

We recently received two emails in the same week from readers that had lost cash, and then found it with the help of St. Anthony's intercession. Here they are~

This morning my wife gave me some money to put in my pocket so she wouldn't lose it. I thought I had but later we couldn't find the money. We looked everywhere we had been; in the car around the house, in all our pockets, in my wallet and in my wife's bag. No money. Then half in jest, I made a request to St. Anthony to find the money. You've guessed it! Within 5 minutes the money turned up, almost, but not quite, down the back of a chair I had been sitting in. Now a cynic would say I hadn't looked far enough BUT I had given up looking! I was just going to sit in that chair, not look for the money there! 1-0 for St. Anthony I think! -M.M.

I lost $300.00 and I couldn't find it. However, I remember getting out of my car in a busy parking lot. Even if I dropped the money there I was certain someone would most likely had found it and kept it. After praying to St. Anthony I went back to the spot hours later and found the money laying all over. Thank you St. Anthony!! -J.A.C.

Have a story of St. Anthony's assistance in your life? Email it to us and we will post it on the blog to encourage others to ask for St. Anthony's help too~

Thursday, October 1, 2015

St. Anthony Helped Me Find It

I live in Pinetown, South Africa. Last year during Sunday Mass our Priest told us about St. Anthony of Padua, I took note as I always do, not knowing that I will be calling on St. Anthony just three days later. My husband lost a very important memory stick which belonged to his manager, we looked everywhere for it with no luck. Then I remembered what Father had taught us - after calling on St. Anthony's help I was led straight to the car and there was the memory stick, stuck between the armrest and the front passenger seat!
Last week on Tuesday I lost a test exercise book which had been submitted to me for moderation. On Wednesday I looked everywhere for it but couldn't find it. Since it was a long weekend for schools here on Friday I went to the Repository and bought a St. Anthony's pin, took it to church on Sunday, and our Priest blessed it. On Monday I wore the pin to work, said the prayer, and went straight to one of the two cupboards that are in the office (on Wednesday I had already looked in that cupboard) and inside was an empty box of duplicating paper with only one item inside, the exercise book!!! The box was not there on Wednesday - how it got there I don't know, but the most important thing to me is that St. Anthony helped me find it!! St. Anthony is truly the finder of lost items! I am truly grateful! Kind regards, N.M.

Thank you N.M. for your inspirational story of St. Anthony's assistance in your life. If you have a story of prayers answered through the intercession of St. Anthony, please email them to us and we will post them on the blog.