Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Introduction To St. Anthony Novena 2016

All St. Anthony's devotees around the world are invited to join the friars of the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy, to prepare for the feast of our beloved Saint. As they did last year, this year once again they present a series of short video meditations for the 13-Day Novena to St. Anthony: every day, from May 31 to June 12, they will post on their Facebook Page a video meditation about the figure and spirituality of the Paduan saint, filmed at some of the most inspiring locations in the Basilica. Don’t forget to join them on June 13 for Saint Anthony's Feast Day Mass, which will be streamed live on their website, from the High Altar of the Basilica at 10:00 AM (CET) Finally, they are preparing a big surprise for June 13... don't miss it, keep following their website and Facebook Page.

Monday, May 23, 2016

I Know It Was Not There Before

One night I looked down at my hand and noticed my ring was not on my hand. At first I didn't think much of it, like I took it off in my sleep, because I do that a lot. So I started looking for it, because it was very expensive. But not just that, it meant something to me. So I keep looking and I could not find it anywhere! I looked for two day straight with the flashlight all over my house, in my closet, all over, took the couches apart and the beds apart, everywhere. Still no luck where it was to be found. So I started googling prayers to help you find something that is lost and I came across this site. I am very Catholic and believe in the power of prayer. So I started started praying to St. Anthony, asking him to look around. So did my son he who is seven and my family - they know how upset I was. So on the third day when I stopped looking and was packing to go away for my mother's birthday, I was looking in the same closet that I had taken apart the day before, looking for my ring. My husband walked in to ask me something, and then I saw him bend down and pick something up off the floor right next to my foot. I thought to myself, no way! - right there in his hand was my ring. I jumped up and said thank you God, thank you St. Anthony. I know it was not there before because I looked and looked right there for hours. I'm so thankful. This was the first time I ever called on St. Anthony, and I thank him for helping me. God is there for everything big or small and I give Him all glory!

Thank you V.C. for your beautiful story of St. Anthony's help~

Saturday, May 7, 2016

St. Anthony’s Relic To Visit USA CT - NJ - NY

A Messenger of Hope from Padua, Italy - St. Anthony’s Relic To Visit USA CT - NJ - NY June 10-19, 2016: The Franciscan Friars invite you to join them in welcoming Saint Anthony of Padua. St. Anthony will be visiting us in the form of a precious relic from his Basilica in Padua, Italy. The relic will be accompanied by a friar from the Messenger of St. Anthony in Padua.

Friday, June 10
New Jersey
113 Chiego Pl., Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Veneration starting at 11 AM
Masses at 12 Noon and 7 PM

June 11
135 W 31st St., New York, NY 10001
Veneration 3 PM to 7 PM
Vigil Masses at 4 PM and 5:15 PM

June 12
135 W 31st St., New York, NY 10001
Veneration 10:15 AM to 2 PM and 4 PM to 7 PM
Masses: 9:15 AM Korean, 9:30, 11 AM, 12:30 AM, 5 PM & 6:15 PM

June 13
135 W 31st St., New York, NY 10001
Veneration all day in the Lower Church from 7 AM to 8 PM
All masses in Upper Church all day long: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 (Spanish), 4, 5:15, 6:30 (Kreyol in Upper Church) and 6:30 (Filipino in Lower Church)

June 14
279 Atlantic St., Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Veneration all day long
Masses at 8 AM, 12:10 PM and 7:30 PM

June 15
31 College Place, Yonkers, NY 10704
(The Chapel is on Midland Ave. Walk to the back of the building to enter the Church)
Veneration begins at 11 AM until after the 7:30 PM Mass
Masses at 12 noon and 7:30 PM

June 16
113 Baxter St, Manhattan, NY 10013
(Also, an entrance at 109 Mulberry St., left side through garden pathway)
Veneration begins at 11:30 AM until after the 7 PM Mass
Masses at 12:10 PM and 7 PM

June 17
36 W. Nyack Road, Nanuet, NY 10954
Veneration all day
Masses at 6:30 AM, 9 AM and 7 PM Closing Mass
3 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet & Rosary

June 18
410 Union Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07502
Veneration starts at 12 noon all day until after the last mass
Masses at 5:30 PM and 7 PM in Spanish

June 19
10 Squire Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703
Veneration before and after each mass
Masses at 8 AM, 10 AM and 12 Noon

For more information please phone the Anthonian Association at: 914.263.8841

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

In The Time Of Need I Am Not Alone

I recently misplaced an envelope that had my savings in it. I didn't have much to begin with but have been saving since last year to rent a bigger home for my children. This savings also would help me with paying bills monthly. I searched high and low and practically destroyed my house looking for it. After 3 days straight not only did I pray to find it, I went online and found the prayer to St. Anthony, I have never prayed for his assistance before. I was so desperate and needed divine intervention, the thought of loosing everything made me physically ill and overwhelmed. I kept checking the same places over and over, under items and in them, pulled out all my clothing, searched my vehicle a hundred times. Nothing was working even called stores where recent purchases where made. As I begged and prayed unfortunately I wasn't hearing much of anything other than my own worry and same search locations. The fourth day in lack of sleep and a house turned upside down, I prayed the St. Anthony prayer repeatedly as I searched all over again. As I sat down on my sofa and began to cry, I looked over at my glass tv stand and noticed one of my mirror glass boxes sitting on top was slightly lifted. I had searched this area a million times and so did my kids. Since the box is mirrored it's empty and only for decorations. I decided to move the whole case over and there it was, I couldn't believe it. My heart immediately rejoiced, I got on my knees crying in happiness and told St. Anthony and the Lord I am forever grateful. Money is money and can eventually be replaced but I have struggled with loosing work, divorce, and my home within the last couple of years. This was everything I was counting on for my children, the bigger lesson I got was, in the time of need I am not alone, prayers do get answered.

Thank you M.C.D. for sending us your wonderful story of God's loving help through the intersession of Good St. Anthony. Have a story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog to inspire others to know they are not alone in time of need~