Monday, February 13, 2017

Coincidental? Absolutely Not!!

A few years ago I prayed to Saint Anthony to lead me to where my son lost his backpack in New York City...after praying faithfully his backpack was found a few days later, and surprisingly it had not been stolen!! It was the first time I had called upon St. Anthony and I wasn't sure if it was coincidental but I was thankful just the same!!! Just recently, I called upon St. Anthony again after I lost a sentimental piece of jewelry my husband bought me 30 years ago. I had been searching for it for weeks...I had taken the piece to a jeweler because I was going to have it repaired, and during all of the holiday hustle and bustle I had misplaced it and thought I had accidentally thrown it out or dropped it...I had searched and searched and was starting to give up hope... I said the prayer to St. Anthony and later that night I had a dream of the necklace being found...but it still hadn't turned up...A few days later...still searching the same places over and over again....on (1/7/16) I found a St. Anthony prayer card with a lovely medal. I held onto the medal and said the prayer and sat silently for a moment. He immediately showed me a sign which led me to where the jewelry might be...I looked in that place and there it was..... Coincidental? Absolutely NOT!! I am convinced Prayer and Faith WORK!! Thank you St. Anthony ❤️
Devoted Dee

Thank you D.B. for your stories of St. Anthony's help in your searches. Have a story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on the blog~

Friday, February 3, 2017

XXVI World Day of Prayer for the Sick

Every year, on February 11th. the Church celebrates the World Day of the Sick. Throughout his life, St. Anthony held a special place in his heart for the sick and suffering, showing them particular compassion and mercy, working wonders during his time on earth. Around the Tomb of Saint Anthony in his Basilica in Padua, countless signs and testimonies of healings and graces take place. Everywhere in the world people who are sick or suffering look to St. Anthony with confidence, and ask for the gift of bodily and spiritual health. Do you know someone who is sick or suffering? Let the Friars of Saint Anthony’s Basilica include you and your loved ones in their prayers at a special Mass at the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua on Saturday, February 11th, 2017. Click here to fill out the online form to be included in this special Mass. Click here to watch the World Day of the Sick livestream Mass at 8:15 am (CET)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

St. Anthony's Relics Visit The USA, Bangladesh And India

This month relics of Saint Anthony will be gracing various parts of the world. The ‘floating rib’ relic, the one that was venerated by Sister Lucia of Fatima, will be taken to Austin in Texas. There will also be other relics of St. Anthony taken to Bangladesh and then to India.The visits are taking place according to the following tentative schedule that may be subject to change. The Eucharistic and Veneration Services will be celebrated as follows:

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