Novena to Saint Anthony
The Novena to Saint Anthony can be recited starting
on any Tuesday by reciting any one of the following
Saint Anthony prayers for nine consecutive Tuesdays
or for nine consecutive days.
Many Catholics wear a St. Anthony medal, a St. Anthony
pendant, or any other St. Anthony jewelry to remind
them of all the miracles of St. Anthony and to ask him
to be their spiritual refuge.
The Responsory in Honor of St. Anthony
If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The leprosy and demons fly,
And health succeeds infirmities.
The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore;
Whilst treasures lost are found again
When young or old thine aid implore.
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.
The sea obeys, etc.
To Father, Son may glory be,
The sea obeys, etc.
Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Almighty God, you have given St. Anthony to your people
as an outstanding preacher and a ready helper in time
of need. With his assistance may we follow the Gospel
of Christ and know the help of your grace in every difficulty.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayer to the Wonder Worker
After you died, St. Anthony, God chose to make your
holiness known to the world and to draw people by working
miracles in answer to prayers made in your name. Since
then, people have asked God to continue to honor you
by working wonders through your intercession. Those
who have experienced the power of prayers offered in
your name have told how God has answered them. God has
healed the sick, restored peace of mind, relieved poverty
and granted favors of all kinds.
Now in this time of need, I ask you, St. Anthony, to
pray with me for the things I desire. I pray that God
may again give me a sign of loving care and providence,
and that through you, God may draw us all to the fullness
of life and love in eternity. Amen.
Prayer to Find What Is Lost
St. Anthony, when you prayed, your stolen book of prayers
was given back to you. Pray now for all of us who have
lost things precious and dear. Pray for all who have
lost faith, hope or the friendship of God. Pray for
us who have lost friends or relatives by death. Pray
for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit. Pray
that we may be given new hope, new faith, new love.
Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us, may
be returned to our keeping. Or, if we must continue
in our loss, pray that we may be given Christ's
comfort and peace. Amen.
Prayer for Poor Children
St. Anthony, your love for the infant
Jesus made him present to you to see and hold in
your arms. Help us to see and love Jesus in all the
poor and suffering of the world. Move us to clothe,
feed and help Jesus,
in all unwanted, abused and abandoned children and people.
Lead us, for the sake of Jesus, who became a child like
one of us, to reverence and protect all human life from
its beginning to its end. Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
St. Anthony, God has helped me abundantly through your
prayer and has strengthened me in my need. I thank God
and I thank you. Accept this prayer and my serious resolve
which I now renew, to live always in the love of Jesus
and of my neighbor. Continue to shield me by your protection
and pray to God for the final grace of one day entering
the kingdom of heaven to sing with you the everlasting
mercies of God. Amen.
Miracle of St Anthony by Francisco
Behind the painted railing surrounding the cupola,
Saint Anthony, in the presence of a Lisbon crowd,
brings back to life a murdered man in order to
establish his father`s innocence of the crime.