Monday, December 26, 2016

I Knew Only St. Anthony Could Help

First of all I want to say sorry for writing this email so late. In spite of that, I receive St. Anthony's blessing every time, whenever I am in need. I came to know about the lost and found prayer from one of my friends and church family. After seeing their trust and faith, I also prayed for my lost jewelry box. Before going to vacation I securely kept my jewelry box, but could not find it after coming home from vacation. As per the post on this blog, first I search my best, and then I prayed the St. Antony's lost and found prayer. All of sudden I found my lost jewelry box, and interestingly at the same place where I had searched again and again. Thanks to the Lord too who help me get me my bag which was had a gift from my husband. After I found I said the thank you prayer but did not write your blog.... somewhat procrastinating. Before I could finish my promise, I got into one more situation where I knew only St. Anthony could help, and again without loosing a minute I prayed his lost and found prayer, and miraculously I found a very important document which was required to buy our house. Thank you St. Anthony for all the help. May his blessings be with us always.

Thank you D.J. for your stories of St. Anthony's help in your life. Have a story you would like to share with our readers? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Blessed Christmas Eve

~A most blessed Christmas Eve to all of our readers~

 Isaiah 9:6  For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder:  and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

St. Anthony Brought My Wedding Rings Back

Giving thanks to St. Anthony for his intercession on a divine level to assist me in getting my wedding rings back. I had hidden my wedding rings in my home about 4 months ago after a rash of house breaking ins and robberies in our area.  I was working in another community so felt that I may lose my rings, I hid them at my house in a place that I was confident that anyone breaking into my home would not look. However, I changed my mind so often about hiding places so many times (thinking they still would be in a obvious place to a thief) that my hiding place became so obscure that I could not remember where they were when I returned some weeks later. Yesterday, I remembered that my mother always prayed to St. Anthony when she lost something and it always turned up. Mom always lost her car keys, so as children we would have to join her on bended knees to pray to St. Anthony for their return. I thought for so many of my young years that St. Anthony was “the keeper of the keys” lol. I said my prayer to St. Anthony yesterday morning and afterwards a series of events took place that lead my husband to clean out an old plastic bin in my son’s closet. We started throwing away items that were in that bin so we could use it for storing items I had just bought to make soap. My husband opened a long thin box to ensure there was nothing worth saving in it before he tossed it into the garbage. His eyes were so wide as his took my wedding rings out of the box. My rings showed up in a box that held my son’s baptismal candle. My son is now 27 years old, living in another province for the past 7 years. I cannot remember putting my rings in that box. I looked up some information on St. Anthony to connect with him spiritually, I needed to know about him. My heartbeat intensified when I saw that his feast day is June 13th., for that is my husband’s birthday. My husband is the most gentle, kind and humble person I have ever met. God brought my husband into my life to heal my heart and St. Anthony brought my wedding rings back through him to remind me how sacred our union is. I had lost sight of that. I lost my rings during a critical time in our marriage. Thank you St. Anthony!
Thank you L.M. for your beautiful story of prayer and the finding of things lost. If you have a story you would like to share on our blog, please email it to us to post~

Friday, December 9, 2016

I Leapt For Joy

I would like to share a miraculous act of St. Anthony. I and my husband bought tickets to go to a business conference worth £120.00. Four weeks down the line the conference was here and the tickets were nowhere to be found.  We looked everywhere for a week, all possible places to no avail. A day before the conference I turned to the Saint my Grandmother had told me finds lost things. I forgot his name, so I Googled him. And yes of course it was St. Anthony; I remembered. I lit a candle, turned the TV off and prayed, 'St. Anthony look around, the tickets are lost and can't be found.'  While saying the above prayer I started the search one more time in all the possible and impossible places. Within 25 minutes my hand went for a bag which had nothing to do with the tickets, and placed in a note book were the tickets.  I leapt for joy, and in tears turned to St. Anthony to give thanks. This whole encounter helped me resolve to pray more, be kind and more loving, and above all seek ye first the Kingdom of God.

Thank you C.C. for your faith-filled story. Have a story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on the blog~

Thursday, December 1, 2016

My Grandmother Had Taught Me The Prayer

Good evening - at least it is early evening here in New Zealand. Just 30 minutes ago, I realized I had lost my wedding ring. It had slipped off my finger and I had not noticed. I really panicked and became upset. I looked everywhere I could think of but to no avail. Then, standing outside again to go and look if it had slipped off in my car or in the garden, I stopped as I was reminded that when I was young and we lost something we always prayed to St. Anthony. My grandmother had taught me the prayer. So, I stopped where I was, closed my eyes, and then prayed the prayer to St. Anthony (in Dutch as that is the language I grew up with). I then turned around, walked into the bedroom, and suddenly saw the ring lying there on the floor. I had looked in the bedroom several times on the floor, in the laundry basket, under the bed, and so on and had not seen it. I am convinced that St Anthony helped calm me and helped me see clearly and find my wedding ring. I have lit two candles and prayed a prayer of thanks to St. Anthony! He has always been a friend to me and will always be.

Thank you M.C. for your inspiring story of St. Anthony's help in finding something so important. And a big thank you to all of the Grandparents that help pass on the Faith to their Grandchildren. If you have a story of St. Anthony's assistance, please email it to us to share on the blog~