Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony of Padua

Feast Day: June 13 / 1195-1231

Patronage: Saint Of Miracles, Doctor of the Church, Patron of the poor, Finder of lost articles

 

 

Sign of the Cross

Sweet Jesus, is there anything sweeter than you? To remember you is more delightful than everything else. Your name is joy; it is the true gate of our salvation. What else are you, Jesus, if not our Savior? Be our Redeemer. Give us the virtues of hope and love, just as you have given us faith, our primary joy. Give us the words that we need to praise you always. With the help and through the prayers of your mother. You who are blessed throughout the ages. Amen.

 

Prayer to Saint Anthony

I salute thee with all my heart; I salute thee a thousand times, O Saint Anthony. Thou art a chosen vessel of divine grace. Jesus is with thee. Thou are blessed as the most humble and most admirable son of thy Seraphic Father, Francis. Remember, O remember, miraculous Saint, that thou never fail to help anstAnthony1d console him who invokes thee in his need. Animated with great confidence and the certitude of not praying in vain, I have recourse to thee, who art so rich in grace, and the most fortunate friend of the infant Jesus.

O Saint Anthony, Saint of miracles; Saint of help, I also, have need of thy assistance; I have need of this special favor, (mention favor).

Therefore console me in my present necessity and give me the help that with full confidence I hope for. Bless me, O great Saint, in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Novena to St. Anthony of Padua

DAY ONE

O holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, thy love for God and charity for His creatures made thee worthy while on earth to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited thy word, which thou wert ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore thee to obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena . . .The answer to my prayer may require a miracle; even so, thou are the Saint of miracles. O gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the Infant Jesus, Who loved to be folded in thy arms, and the gratitude of my heart will always be thine.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

DAY TWO

O miracle-working St. Anthony, remember that it never has been heard that thou didst not leave without help or relief anyone who in his need had recourse to thee. Animated now with the most lively confidence, even with full conviction of not being refused, I fly for refuge to thee, O most favored friend of the Infant Jesus. O eloquent preacher of the Divine mercy, despise not my supplications but, bringing them before the throne of God, strengthen them by thine intercession and obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena . . . .

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

DAY THREE

O purest St. Anthony, who through thine Angelic virtue was made worthy to be caressed by the Divine Child Jesus, to hold Him in thy arms and press Him to thy heart. I entreat thee to cast a benevolent glance upon me. O glorious St. Anthony, born under the protection of Mary Immaculate, on the Feast of her Assumption into Heaven, and consecrated to her and now so powerful an intercessor in Heaven, I beseech thee to obtain for me the favor I ask in this novena . . . . O great wonder-worker, intercede for me that God may grant my request.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

DAY FOUR

I salute and honor thee, O powerful helper, St. Anthony. The Christian world confidently turns to thee and experiences thy tender compassion and powerful assistance in so many necessities and sufferings that I am encouraged in my need to seek thy help in obtaining a favorable answer to my request for the favor I seek in this novena . . . . O holy St. Anthony, I beseech thee, obtain for me the grace that I desire.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

DAY FIVE

I salute thee, St. Anthony, lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity. I salute thee, great Saint, cherub of wisdom and seraph of Divine love. I rejoice at the favors our Lord has so liberally bestowed upon thee. In humility and confidence I entreat thee to help me, for I know that God has given thee charity and pity, as well as power. I ask thee by the love thou didst feel toward the Infant Jesus as thou heldest Him in thine arms to tell Him now of the favor I seek through thine intercession in this novena . . . .

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

DAY SIX

O glorious St. Anthony, chosen by God to preach His Word, thou didst receive from Him the gift of tongues and the power of working the most extraordinary miracles. O good St. Anthony, pray that I may fulfill the will of God in all things so that I may love Him, with thee, for all eternity. O kind St. Anthony, I beseech thee, obtain for me the grace that I desire, the favor I seek in this novena . . . .

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

DAY SEVEN

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy St. Anthony, glorious for thy many miracles, obtain for me from the bounty of my Lord and God the grace which I ardently seek in this novena . . . . O holy St. Anthony, ever attentive to those who invoke thee, grant me that aid of thy powerful intercession.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

DAY EIGHT

O holy St. Anthony, thou hast shown thyself so powerful in thine intercession, so tender and so compassionate towards those who honor thee and invoke thee in suffering and distress. I beseech thee most humbly and earnestly to take me under thy protection in my present necessities and to obtain for me the favor I desire . . . . Recommend my request to the merciful Queen of Heaven, that she may plead my cause with thee before the throne of her Divine Son.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

DAY NINE

Saint Anthony, servant of Mary, glory of the Church, pray for our Holy Father, our bishops, our priests, our Religious Orders, that, through their pious zeal and apostolic labors, all may be united in faith and give greater glory to God. St. Anthony, helper of all who invoke thee, pray for me and intercede for me before the throne of Almighty God that I be granted the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena . . . .

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

May the Divine assistance remain always with us. Amen.
May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

O God, may the votive commemoration of blessed Anthony, Thy confessor, be a source of joy to Thy Church, that she may always be fortified with spiritual assistance, and deserve to enjoy eternal rewards. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony

“Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints”

O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, thy love for God and Charity for His creatures, made thee worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore thee to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, Who didst love to be folded in thine arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be thine. Amen.

 

The Miraculous Responsory of St. Anthony

By St. Bonaventure

If then you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The leprosy and demons fly,
And health succeeds infirmities.

Chorus:

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore,
Whilst treasures lost are found again,
When young and old thine aid implore
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All dangers vanish at thy prayer,
And direst need doth quickly flee;
Let those who know thy power proclaim,
Let Paduans say: “These are of thee.”

Chorus:

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore,
Whilst treasures lost are found again,
When young and old thine aid implore.

To Father, Son, may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

Chorus:

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore,
Whilst treasures lost are found again,
When young and old thine aid implore.

Pray for us, St. Anthony, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray.

O God! May the votive commemoration of St. Anthony, Thy Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to Thy Church that she may always be fortified with spiritual assistance and may deserve to possess eternal joy. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

stAnthony4Prayer to St. Anthony of Padua

Holy Saint Anthony, gentle and powerful in your help, your love for God and charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were always ready to request for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. Even so, you are the Saint of miracles. Gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart is ever full of human sympathy, take my petition to the Infant Savior for whom you have such a great love, and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.

 

Litany of Saint Anthony of Padua

For Private Use.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.stAnthony5

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, glory of the Friars Minor, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, ark of the Testament, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, sanctuary of Heavenly wisdom, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, destroyer of worldly vanity, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, conqueror of impurity, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, example of humility, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, lover of the Cross, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, martyr of desire, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, generator of charity, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, zealous for justice, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, terror of infidels, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, model of perfection, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, consoler of the afflicted, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of lost things, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, defender of innocence, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, liberator of prisoners, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, guide of pilgrims, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of health, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, performer of miracles, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of speech to the mute, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of hearing to the deaf, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, restorer of sight to the blind, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, disperser of devils, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, reviver of the dead, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, tamer of tyrants, pray for us.

From the snares of the devil, Saint Anthony deliver us.
From thunder, lightning and storms, Saint Anthony deliver us.
From all evil of body and soul, Saint Anthony deliver us.
Through your intercession, Saint Anthony protect us.
Throughout the course of life, Saint Anthony protect us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Saint Anthony, pray for us.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O my God, may the pious commemoration of Saint Anthony, Thy Confessor and Proctor, give joy to Thy Church, that she may ever be strengthened with Thy spiritual assistance and merit to attain everlasting joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Daily Prayer to St. Anthony

May he intercede for us, O Lord, Thy holy confessor Anthony, upon whom, adorned with heroic virtues,
Thou didst bestow the gift of miracles even unto working prodigious signs and wonders. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Anthony’s Brief: Powerful Sacramental

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ECCE CRUCEM DOMINI.
FUGITE, PARTES ADVERSAE,
VICIT LEO DE TRIBU JUDA,
RADIX DAVID, ALLELUIA

Behold the Cross of the Lord.
Flee ye adversaries,
the Lion of the Tribe of Juda,
The Root of David has conquered,
Alleluia