St. Anthony Novena

St. Anthony NovenaThough St. Anthony first joined the Augustinian Order, he eventually left it when he was 26 years old and joined the Franciscan Order around 1220 in the hopes of becoming a martyr for his faith. Through his work in Padua in Italy, he became a loved and admired Saint in the Catholic Church, sharing the faith through simplicity — which led to him becoming a Doctor of the Church.

St. Anthony’s Feast Day is traditionally celebrated on June 13th, but you can pray a novena to him any time.

He is often invoked for helping to recover lost items, among other intentions.

Saint Anthony Novena Prayers:

O holy St. Anthony, you are known for the power and abundance of your miracles. Jesus came into your arms as a humble little child. Pray for me to the Child Jesus for my needs and desires…

(Mention your intentions)

In imitation of our Lord, you have great mercy and compassion for sinners. Pay no attention to my worthiness, but instead ask God to show His glory through the answer of my requests.

St. Anthony, you cooperated with the grace of God in a radical way with your life. You gave everything to Christ and to your neighbor. Your life glorified God!

You are an example of holiness that I will try to follow.

You are in heaven praising God with a particular closeness to the King of Kings. With your seat of honor, please beg God to both answer my request and bring me to eternal rest with you.

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

Saint Anthony, pray for us!


More About St. Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony was born to a wealthy family in Portugal where he was raised, but at an early age and against the wishes of his parents, he left home to join a religious community in the outskirts of Lisbon.
After he became a priest, he joined the Augustinian order. Shortly after his time there, he met five Franciscans who were on their way to preach the Gospel in Morocco. He was very attracted to their simple and evangelical lifestyle. When they were martyred while preaching, St. Anthony was inspired by their example and he also became a Franciscan in 1220.

He had hoped that he would also become a martyr, and he actually only lived ten more years after he joined the Franciscan Order.

It is said that St. Anthony’s teaching of the Catholic Faith was so simple that even the most innocent child could understand it. He was called the, “hammer of the Heretics,” as his protection against their lies was to use the Holy name of Mary.

St. Anthony wanted to profess the Catholic Faith with his entire being; with his heart, with his mind, and with his words at every single moment of his life. It is perhaps because of that great intention, that when his body was exhumed after his death, his body had decayed — but his tongue remained uncorrupted.

St. Anthony – Patron

St. Anthony has been most well known for his patronage for helping people find lost things. However, he is also the patron of many other intentions including…

  • Those who suffer from starvation
  • The elderly
  • Travelers
  • Sailors
  • Boarmen
  • Fishermen
  • Plentiful harvests
  • Horses
  • The mail
  • Recovering lost items

We hope you join us in prayer soon!

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  1. Please help me to get the money I need to pay off my bills and take my dad to italy. To see his family one last time

  2. Thank you most dearest St Anthony for not failing to answer my prayers at any time, poor sinner as i am, you have always been a very good model of perfect example for God, i feel your presence in any situations of my life and i ask dear Jesus to bless you for all the prayers answered through your novena. You are such a beloved Saint and truly a wonder worker and a saint of miracles, i love you so dearly my patron Saint Anthony, pray for us sinners that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Bless us and keep my family united St Anthony for we truly trust in your powerful prayers. Amen.

  3. Please help me st Anthony out of the mess I made of my life please forgive me for the lies I told. The money I took I have tried to give back what I have taken help me to find a way out of debt

  4. Thank you st. Anthony that I found you to pls help me find my missing gray plastic envelope. I know u will not disappoint me. I pray in Jesus name through the intercession of st.Anthony who never fails for the good of our soul.

  5. The Holy Cross of the Messiah Jesus is very powerful. A new and glorious Life in Heaven starts now and here. Thanks, Lord ! AMEN ! His Protection and Help last Forever !

  6. Dear St. Anthony, I am asking special favor that I can find our Grade 8 Learner’s Material that we need in our different undertakings.Thank you St Anthony.

  7. Dear St ANTHONY, thanks for your countless prayers on our behalf. Please I come to you so desperate for help in getting the permanent job at Transnet as an information officer in East london.

  8. Dear st Anthony of Padua pls bring my guy (d h) a Catholic from germany help me to get married to he must love me and my kids unconditionally i beg u so that i may find my self not in fornication i beg u where ever he is pls draw his mind back to me that i may worship God in truth i beg you pray for me be my intercessor st Anthony let me know me also taste your capabilty i beg u st Anthony my heart is broken and i dont to go in for another man pray for me draw his mind back to me

  9. dear,sainr Anthony.forgv nd bless us and heal our sickness in JESUS name,we all should praise our Lord in all the ways,and do what u think good for me and family.

  10. Dear St. Anthony,
    I pray that the meeting between our president and Pope Francis will be fruitful and that our president will have a miraculous conversion of heart. Amen.

  11. Dear St ANTHONY, thanks for your countless prayers on our behalf. Please I come to you so desperate for help in getting this job that I would be writing test for tomorrow, am so unworthy of this request, please help me plead for God’s mercy and help in this time of my needs. I place all my hope and trust in God for assistance and ask for this miracle. I want to testify of this miracle in the house of the Lord. You are known not to fail pls help me dearest St Anthony of Padua. Amen

  12. Dear St Saint Anthony Please help me to support my Mother and my Kids my sister i am doing all that want i can do to support them financially and mentally but unable to reach the final point every time i am unsuccessful and not able to fulfill their need St Anthony please help me over come these difficulties and keep my mother happy and also my kids

  13. St Anthony,
    Please intercede with God for me and helpmy husband find a suitable job, also help my daughter to find a good boy and settle down. Please grant me my request which I earnestly beg of thee.

  14. Oh Saint Antony,
    Please pray for me to the Lord our God, that he may forgive me my sins and wash me in his blood. Oh Saint, please help me find a loving Spouse. One who loves Jesus and can love and care for me.

  15. Dear st Anthony of Padua pls bring my guy jkm to me help me to get married to i beg u so dat i may find my self not in fornication i beg u where ever he is pls draw his mind back to me dat i may worship God in truth i beg you pray for me be my intercessor st Anthony let me know me also taste your capabilty i beg u st Anthony my heart is broken and i dont to go in for another man pray for me draw his mind back to me

    • Dear Ann, I don’t have the money to help you just like when the apostles told the blind man at the temple’s gate, “silver or gold we do not have to give you but what we have, we shall not fail to render ( and they indeed had the greatest gift ever, the name of Jesus Christ) , in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the only son of God, receive your sight”. And this man received his sight. In that same vein, Ann you and your family are experiencing the greatest glory of God right now in your finances, family, in your job, in your health, in your marital union and in all that concerns you in Jesus’ Name, Amen! Thank You Jesus for lifting up your name through the intercession of Your son, St. Anthony of Padua, in the life of Your lovely daughter Ann and her wonderful family, Amen. God bless you Ann!

    • Please pray for my spondylytic lumbar pain to be goin and healed or any nerve or vein that gets pressed to be released. any bone may pelvic or cervical bone to get to it place. and set me free from pain that able to kneel and worship my lord.

  16. Thank you Saint Anthony for the intercessions. Thank you for coming into my aid when in times of need. Am still waiting from God all my answered prayers. Praise be to God.

  17. Thank You St Anthony for countless blessings received. You have never let us down everytime we have prayed to you. I have faith that you will not let me down this time too and find me a good job so I can go back to work and my family life is back to normal. Please look after my son…you are his patron saint, Guide and Bless him. Thank you St Anthony.

  18. St Anthony I believe in God, His son Jesus Christ and the power of the holy ghost. Through your request to my Lord let all curses break away, put peace into my life, let me forgive those who trespass against me. St Anthony of Padua I call upon you and all saints to grace me with marriage to the father of my children.
    St Anthony pray for me.

  19. Saint Anthony of Padua, Help my husband to be a good leader and soldier of God, bless my children with favor to love , to respect, to be humble, and eagerness to serve you. Heal my daughters eye so she can testify for your glory. Please I need a good job that can bring awsome help to my family and to others. Increase my financial stability in our business, as I am preparing to go back to school please be with me , let me not fail rather increase my reading understanding in Jesus name. My nephew wants to be drafted to NFL game please help us in Jesus name. I promise to give ten percent of my income. Please help me God. Amen.

  20. Thank you so much st Jude! I felt so helpless and alone the pain was unbearable, but once again you heard my cry for help and answered my prayers. You are forever my patron saint. THANK YOU for interceding for getting a good job.

    May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come. St. Jude, worker of miracles pray for us. [mention your intention] St. Jude, helper of the hopeless pray for us.

    Say this prayer nine times a day. By the eighth day your prayer will be answered. Say it for nine days, it has never been known to fail. St. Jude thank you for the favour granted. Suraj Abraham.

  21. St Anthony
    Thank you for everything. I love you please help us in all our basic needs. I pray you in Jesus ‘s name I pray. Plse help my daughters to pass their exams.

  22. Dearest St. Anthony, PLEASE, pray for the SAVING of the MARRIAGE of my dear husband and me. My dear David has separated from me (November 2013), does not speak at all with anyone who has contact with me nor me and IS trying to divorce me….Please, pray for the SAVING and STRENGTHENING of our beautiful marriage! We met through the image of Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Angels, he proposed after Holy Mass and the Angelus (while we were before the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa… at St. Stanislaus Oratory…. on the feast of the Holy Family, and were married August 17, 2013) We both intend well, and our challenges are completely reconcilable…..Yet, David is SO set on a divorce!… Please, pray God softens his heart and encourages him to reconcile with me. We need a MIRACLE…. Please, URGENTLY pray for the SAVING OF OUR MARRIAGE, as it IS IN the courts!…….. Thank you so very much, dearest St. Anthony! Amen.

    Blessed Anthony our intercessor in times of need,you gave yourself a tireless work in the vineyard of your our labor we produce thing need for human life,so our work is honorable and holy and makes perfect the work of God creation,Pray that i may find work that enhances my human dignity,and draws me closer to God,and makes my life,as was yours,a real service to my fellow men,Provide for me while i am in this trial of unemployment,i need your help,blessed friend,come to my aid.Thanks SAINT ANTHONY.

  24. Dear St. Anthony ,
    I have been having so much a hardtime for 3 years in a row, please help my daughter to keep her studies and give more priority than anything else,
    I am so so nervous at the present time coz’ she missed her exam at school, please help me pray that she will be kept at school where she is at.
    All I wish for my daughter is to have a healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and socially, she is a teenager that I am having difficulty of dealing
    with her..I love her so dearly and this happening in her life concerns me the most, please help me St. Anthony with your intercession.
    Thank you and I am praying for all who needs your help.

  25. Just wanted to say a big Thanks To God almighty through saint Anthony for answering me so quickly . I found my lost item within 24hrs of saying 9 consecutive hours of novena prayer to him. Am so happy. Pls continue to intercede on our behalf always St .Anthony I need your help always. Love you always st.anthony

  26. Pls St. Anthony I come to you so desperate to find a lost item, Pls intercede on my behalf to our heavenly father for his mercy in my life and to find what Am looking for. Pls help me find and follow the right path in my life also and may God almighty grant me my good heart desires Amem…

  27. Dear St Anthony,
    I come to you trusting in God’s mercies and graces,asking for your intercession .I need His hand upon me….I am weak and feel dejected despite my faith that He has good plans for me and mine. I am burdened by the debt I carry,to My Father and my fellow humans. I pray for that financial breakthrough that I so desire, for the zeroing of all my debts and a chance at a life where by His guidance I shall be able to feed,house,clothe my children and take care of my other financial responsibilities. I pray that His promise for me may soon come to pass….I pray for continued good health for me and mine,for Him to bless our minds and the work of our hands,for stronger and more trusting faith,for love and peace in our hearts….AMEN.

  28. Saint Anthony .. thank you for always helping me find my lost belongings and answering my prayer requests. You are my patron saint thank you thank you

  29. Please St.Anthony help in my relationship. Unite our hearts and lead us on our path toward holy matrimony. Bring us closer to our Lord. Help him become a good man and I a good woman. Please bless me with financial abundence so that I can clear the financial debts of my parents, family and myself. I ask this in Jesus name, please hear my prayer

  30. Please st anthony bring the love of my life back to me again. I know we are meant to be together. It’s been so hard for me to move on I have hope that we will be reunited again in Jesus’s name I pray. I will never lids hope because everything is possible with faith.

  31. please pray for a priest who is suffering with Alzimers he is in a hospital who don’t really understand enough about what he suffers from
    and is waiting for a place to go into a home for retired priests,
    please pray that he can cope with the hospital and get him into the home as quickly as possible

  32. Dear Saint Anthony, please help open closed doors in my life and that of my husband. Grant me double promotion in my career.
    Also, please help prosper my husband

  33. Almighty God please restore love, friendship, happiness, faithfulness & oneness in my marriage. I seek your help through saint Anthony to enable me find a God fearing & nice Nanny & to go back to school to finish my studies. Please make my husband C. E. N to become more interested in my affairs & may he start being supportive, caring, generous, loving & understanding towards my needs. Please miracle worker St Anthony please pray for me so that my husband will be strong & brave enough 2 resist temptation. May he stay completely away from any man or woman that leads him to adultery & unfaithfulness. May he start being nicer & sweeter to I & my kids.

  34. St Anthony please intercede and pray for me so that my husband will change for the better & start being more caring, more loving & closer to God. May he stop finding faults on me. Please take away waywardness, gayness & unfaithfulness in him. Make him to start being sincere, faithful & loving to me.

  35. Dearest Saint Anthony,
    Each time I invoke your sweet name to intercede, you never fail. How much Our Lord must love you! And, oh, how we love you for your immeasurable contributions to His Holy Church, and to our humble lives when we are in distress.
    I can never properly thank you for the assistance you’ve provided, so I will endeavor to imitate your life, in thanksgiving and homage to our Almighty God.

    I love you, dear Saint.

  36. St Anthony. I pray that you bring back my love. I feel as though I can’t breathe. Nothing brings me solace not even my prayers. I know my heart and I know he and I are meant to be together. I ask that you help him to realize his error and make him realize his love for me. Help him overcome his pride and fear so that he returns to me.

  37. Dear St.Anthony

    Please pray for my husband’s job. His contract is due for extension in Nov. Please pray that it gets renewed for another year. Me and my 2 kids stay in India and would be able to join him only if his work gets sorted out. Kindly pray for my family and unite us in your name. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

  38. Dear St.Anthony,

    Please help my husband as his contract is due for extension by the end of November. Myself and the kids are in India and will not be able to join him in canada unless his contract gets extended. Please pray to our father that we be united as a family soon. In Jesus’s name I ask Amen.

  39. St, anthony,
    I beleive in you, please help me to become pregnant , I have no Idea whats going on with me , Please to suppress the depression. Please stand beside me to get pregnant. Please give me your support.

  40. St. Anthony please bring the love of my life back to me and please let be have conceived this week. Please let me be blessed with a happy, healthy baby. Please bring my love back to me even though he hurt me so much. Please St. Anthony come to my assistance. You have always been my patron saint and miracle worker. I love you, thank you.

  41. Dear St. Anthony of Padua,
    I am praying for my teen-age daughter, please help me touch her heart and mind so she will give her education more importantly than anything else, I pray really hard and wish her a healthy body physically, mentally and emotionally…St. Anthony, please help my daughter to improve her marks in Math.
    I love her so dearly she is all I have in my life, I just want her to focus with her studies above all safe from any harm, with healthy mind and spirit.

    I am praying for all the people in the Philippines that had been affected with so much
    calamity and destruction from this super power storm may they survive their lives to the fullest.

    Thank you for all your great help and intercession.

  42. St. Anthony please help me take control of my life again. I ask of you to bless my daughter and help me provide a home where there is love and support .I have seen and trust in the many miracles that you are able to do . Please protect my family and bring love, peace and success in all their lives.

    I love and thank you St. Anthony..
    Keep up the Good Work!!!!!!!!

  43. P lease intercede for me to get through this heart illness quickly and to get off this daytime oxygen as soon as possible so that I may resume a somewhat normal life.
    Thanking God for past blessings.

  44. Thanking God for all his blessings in my life & in my marriage. St Anthony please intercede for me against unfaithfulness, infidelity & lack of openness in my husband. May God change him for the betterment of our marriage. In jesus name I pray. Amen


  45. St Anthony please pray for me so that I can resolve the problem with my husband he should be able to understand me. Please pray for my children and take care of them. I should get back the money I lost.

  46. Dear St. Anthony of Padua, please pray for my family, may I get a good job and may you intercede on my behalf with the governor, to sign my contract. I will praise and glorify your name and be your servant. May my business venture be a successful one, I ask in Jesus Holy name, Amen

  47. Dear St. Anthony,

    I have just watched a film about your life and I am very much inspired by your example of simplicity, humility, and a life surrendered to God. Unlike you, I am proud and vain, and no matter how I try to be humble, I fail most of the times.

    I seek your intercession for this financial burden I carry. This burden stems from my own sin of not being able to take care of the resources God has given me and overspent money that should have provided capital for our business. I feel this terrible shame and guilt; and I am often afraid of what is going to happen to me – more on the fear of being humiliated. Deliver me from this spirit of pride, Lord Jesus.

    St. Anthony, please help me. Pray to the Child Jesus. Mama Mary, please intercede also as you have done so many times in my life. I need to sell my house and my aunt’s property immediately so I will have money to pay my debtor. Thank you, St. Anthony.

  48. Please St Anthony intercede on my behalf. Please I beg of you to ask the Almighty Father to bring the love of my life back to me.

  49. beloved wonder working saint Anthony of Padua i am asking for your intercession. the miriacle you do for others please come and do it now in my life. you are saint that recovering lost items. please come to my help to recover my missing rib. were ever He is let him speedly come and locate me. i want to settledown this year i have prayed and feasted and noting is working but now place thin intension into your hand for miriaclelus intercession to mainifast phycal. i also ask for open door, hearling, guidance and protection over me and my family and bless me with abundance of your miracles. please! please!! please!!!

  50. I need your help St Anthony,in everything i do and say…Please,Please,Please help me with my bills!!!! Thank you St Anthony……!

  51. St. Anthony please intercede on my behalf. The final hearing for my divorce is fast approaching. I do not want the divorce. I love my husband with all my heart. Please interced and ask God to heal my marriage with his healing hands. To restore it so that Mark and I can continue to love each other. St. Anthony I’m praying that God will hear and answer your intercession. God please send divine intervention, give Mark a change if heart. Please God have mercy on my marriage. Please I’m begging you to heal my marriage… Don’t let the divorce go through.

  52. Dear St. Anthony, please join my prayer with those of your brothers and sisters on this site. We trust in your gentleness, your compassion, and your love of our precious Lord, Jesus, and our Blessed Mother, Mary. I beg of you, St. Anthony, to please intercede on my behalf and present my petition to Almighty God. I am so desperate and feel so abandoned. Yet, I know God is good, always, and I praise, worship, glorify, and adore Him with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Please help me today to find a job whereby I can best use my talents for His glory. I lift up in prayer all those who have recourse to you and beg your assistance in their needs. Please, on this your feast day, bless us in a special way by kindly granting the favors we request.


  54. Thank you Saint Anthony and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus for hearing my prayers.

    And for wonderful Life so far . Pray for us . Amen .

  55. My beloved Saint Anthony, my precious Mother Mary our Jesus and Our One and Only God thank you for all the blessings I have had in my 48 years of life…. Mother Mary there has been so many favours I have asked you to pray for me in so many occasions and so many circumstances…. We lived the miracle of seeing my beautiful mother live through her very serious operation 8 years ago….. Oh dear God you have been so generous and so merciful. St Anthony there has never ever been a time where you didnt help me to find what I was looking for….your miracles have been witnessed so many the times in my family. I had given up asking you to help me find what I had lost- and without me thinking about it anymore 6 months later My prayers came to light – you placed it right in front of me! I now ask you St Anthony, Our beloved Mother, that you pray for me to recover my health and feel happy from within, to restore my faith in GOD even when I feel weak and to grant me the miracle I seek. St Anthony I pray for my children, my husband and my parents, and my entire family. I pray for the sick, the poor, for the elderly, for peace. Amen. God bless those who come to YOU and please provide us the strength and faith to overcome those difficult moments in our lives. AMEN

  56. Thank you St. Anthony for your intercession that got me out of a tight spot last month. I ask your intercession again for my family, that you obtain for us divine justice and the favour for which I ask.

  57. St Anthony;
    Please help me find a job and find a way to care for the woman that I love. I ask that you prepare her womb to conceive my seed and grant us abundance and mercy. Protect our children and forgive those who have consulted with the dead to bring me suffering break all curses and bondages sent my way by mlmf and her coven. I ask that her heart be healed and that I be forgiven for loving another purely. Grant mooch strength and hope and grant me employment and sustenance to care for my family, in jesus name and with the active force of the holy spirit move all mountains.

    • Dear Saint Anthony, please watch over my son, my daughter and my 3 grandaughters to be healthy and happy.Pray for my grandaughters Isabella and Minella to pass math test and other tests in school In Jesus name! Amen!

  58. Saint Anthony Novena Prayers:

    O holy St. Anthony, you are known for the power and abundance of your miracles. Jesus came into your arms as a humble little child. Pray for me to the Child Jesus for my needs and desires…

    (Mention your intentions)

    In imitation of our Lord, you have great mercy and compassion for sinners. Pay no attention to my worthiness, but instead ask God to show His glory through the answer of my requests.

    St. Anthony, you cooperated with the grace of God in a radical way with your life. You gave everything to Christ and to your neighbor. Your life glorified God!

    You are an example of holiness that I will try to follow.

    You are in heaven praising God with a particular closeness to the King of Kings. With your seat of honor, please beg God to both answer my request and bring me to eternal rest with you.

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

    Saint Anthony, pray for us!


    • Please Most Holy Saint of the Most Holy High God! Hear our prayers!!! Please help us all!!! Mercy unto us!! Please help me financially to pay my mortgage and please remove all negative beings, entities, curses, bindings, & energies from my life that I might serve Gods children more fully. In Jesus name I ask and pray! Amen.

  59. Name: Omodara Babafemi Pius and Family in Nigeria.
    Asking GOD for forgiveness of sins. Thanking GOD for my life and that of family. I ask that the LORD should open all closed doors to success and ask for his guidance and protection over me and my family.