Thursday, August 31, 2017

I Thank You With All My Heart

Dear St. Anthony,
I thank you with all my heart for the help you have given me. Not just for this job but for many things over the years. You are always a good friend and a good listener and I am sincerely grateful for your intercession and help. I said the prayer I found on this website only twice and the very next day I was called to a contract job, hoping it would become permanent. Yesterday, almost three months later, I heard that my job has now become permanent. I knew when I was called so quickly after asking for your intercession that I had a good chance and was quietly confident that I would secure this wonderful employment. Your help in the past gave me confidence and helped me to remain hopeful while waiting all this time. I have tears of joy and gratitude as I type this acknowledgement and my wish is for others to be inspired to pray for your intercession and to acknowledge you as a great Saint. St. Anthony, I let people know how good you are so that God will be glorified through your intercession and good works, and I will always love you and be most grateful.
With loving thanks,

Thursday, August 24, 2017

My Mother Always Said A Prayer

Recently I sorted out our family mementos, etc., following the deaths of my parents a few years ago. One diary of my mothers was set aside to to be made into a bundle with other related items. When these other items were ready I could not remember where I had put her diary. I made a thorough search and remembered my mother always said a prayer to St. Anthony when she misplaced something and always said thank you when the item was found.
I said my prayer and within a minute or two found the diary again where it was in safe keeping, my thanks went to St.Anthony. This was a simple but precious item of which led to valuable insights into my mothers childhood which would have been lost to present and future generations. Sincerely, G.

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

Sunday, August 6, 2017

It Was Very Fortunate

Another story to add to the many others on the blog. Among other duties my job requires to me be in the field and take pictures of signal equipment along railroads. One hot day a couple years ago I was doing just that, traveling from location to location. When I arrived at a new spot I couldn't find my digital camera. I carefully retraced my steps to my previous location a couple miles away. I searched diligently there and slowly along the two miles of roadway I'd traveled to the next location (along a four lane divided highway) to no avail. I prayed to St. Anthony and also texted my sister to ask her to do the same. I continued to search and decided to make one last trip to the last location I'd used the camera. When I stopped there I noticed another vehicle pulled over at that same spot. While I got out of the truck and started looking around a man got out of the car and asked if I'd lost a camera. Lo and behold he presented it to me. Apparently I'd left it on my truck and it'd fallen off into the middle of the highway. God knows how many folks had driven over it without hitting it but this man had noticed it, and stopped and retrieved it from the road. Other than a couple scratches on the body it was good as new. It was very fortunate it was found because I'd already lost a camera on the job a few years prior and I'm sure the boss wouldn't have been too pleased to hear I'd done it again! For unknown reasons I failed to ask for St. Anthony help with the first camera and it was never found. As fate would have if I've once again lost this same camera and so am asking once again for St. Anthony's intercession.

Thank you J.W. for your great lost and found story - we pray that St. Anthony will help you find the camera again. Have a story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on the blog~