Thursday, January 26, 2017

St. Anthony In The US: His Relics In Texas In February 2017

Fr. Mario Conte, executive editor of the Messenger of Saint Anthony magazine, will bring to Austin, Texas, from February 10th.-19th., the ‘floating rib’ relic of Saint Anthony, the one that was venerated by Sister Lucia of Fatima.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It Helped Me Find Something Bigger

I don't really have a specific story;  I am more non-denominational in faith. Somehow though, I always felt that Saint Anthony was a very real saint. This last story is just a little story. I work in the medical field, and although lately I am worried about many things happening with my children and at home, I find I am more scattered brained than normal. The result is I am worried about my job too. I have keys to my office assigned to me, they open the office and the medicine locks. If I had lost them, I might have put my job in grave danger. As a single mother this was a terrifying thought. I prayed to Saint Anthony and began to look. I have to laugh, because I did find what I what I was worried about, money (my job)  (3 separate times in my search) and keys (long ago lost house keys one of the children misplaced). I retraced my steps and found a $5.00 dollar bill just floating by out of no where when I left a store I was in to ask if they had seen my keys, and then a friend who owed my money I had forgotten about stopped by and paid me back, and then a long lost gift card found during the search.
After that I found the house keys and had to laugh, Saint Anthony, I prayed, let me be very specific, and I was. Soon after I felt drawn to a certain corner of the room I normally don't pay any attention to. I kept feeling attracted to it. They shouldn't have been there, and I don't know how they got there, or how I found them so quickly - but I am certainly relieved and sure my prayers were heard (plus a few more.)
I am grateful, and so grateful that I wanted the chance to share my story, even though it is very small and insignificant, it helped me find something bigger - my flagging faith. Sincerely, S.N.

Thank you S.N. for sharing your not-so-little story of St. Anthony's help in your search. If you have a story of St. Anthony's assistance in your life, please email it to us and we will post it on our blog~

Saturday, January 7, 2017

I Was Skeptical

I had lost keys they had everything on them: my car, the house, my dad's house, my beach hut, and most importantly a key ring picture of my daughter when she was very young. I searched the house with my husband for three days solid, pulling out areas that were just not a possibility of hiding the keys but we were so clueless as to where they were. A friend mentioned about the prayer to St. Anthony to ask for help. I was skeptical but thought it would do no harm. That evening before bed I prayed and asked for his help. The next morning I called my friend and told her I had not had any visits so to speak in the night to guide me, and to really mock her suggestion I said to her all I had dreamt of that night was a huge house full of beds and mattresses; we chuckled and the carried on with our day. 
I was still hunting for my keys that evening when I said to my husband, maybe they had fallen into one of the drawers in the bedroom if they were slightly open? 48 hours previously that was a silly idea, but we were so confused as to where they were we looked anywhere! He went to the bedroom and opened the drawers but found nothing. He then pulled a bag out from under our bed which contained my nightwear, only to see the keys sitting in the bag! I immediately called my friend, over the moon our keys had been found, and was taken aback by her response. She said, I told you St. Anthony would help you. I then remembered my dream the previous night; I had dreamt of beds. And where were my keys? Under my bed in a bag. Now I'm not a pushover with things, but that is just plain awesome don't you think!! Regards, M.B. 

Yes M.B., we do think that is awesome. Have an awesome story of St. Anthony's help in your life to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Thank You St. Anthony, Thank You

Thank you St. Anthony for your help and intervention in finding our collection of house keys and car key. We, that is my wife and I, have been searching for these keys since Christmas Eve 12/24/16 under beds, in cupboards, above the rafters, in shopping bags, sorting through the household scraps and rubbish as well as the recycling bin, around various gardens where I had trimmed and weeded, in the cars several times to no avail. They must be in my man shed. Spending a couple of days thoroughly searching every nook and cranny, shelves, cupboards, wire hooks and around the floor supports, the bundle of keys still did not appear. Well, then I turned to the church and asked some of the choir group had they found a bunch of keys, on Christmas Eve, which I may have left on the church floor; I even asked the Priest. All this was unsuccessful, so I approached the police station and left a description for the lost and found. The search continued on the small town's community web site for lost and found. No luck there either. Completely convinced that those keys would never be found I began securing the gates and doors with different locks. Only the 4wd car remained unsecured as it has remote central locking. Therefore all identification and the home address had to be removed in case a thief activated the remote control in a car park and stole the 4wd. They would have access to the home address and the contents of the house. Out of the blue my wife suggested I search St. Anthony's home page and read his prayer for help to find lost items which are of great need. So I did. I learnt the prayer off by heart and proceeded to say the prayer, think of the keys and revisit all the places I had searched thoroughly before. Well as I was looking carefully through the shopping bags on top of the portable fridge downstairs, I found the bunch of keys wedged low down between the protective cover of the camping fridge. My first thought was, "thank you St. Anthony, thank you, thank you, thank you." I wasn't interested in how they came to be there. We were most grateful they had been found. What a great way to start the new year 1/1/17.

Thank you A.D. for starting our New Year off with your great story of St. Anthony's miraculous help. Have a story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on the blog~