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 unworthiness, 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!

Amen.

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. Dear St ANTHONY
    Thank you for interceding with my Lord through my mother of grace and finding the car keys. My son looked everywhere for it and had checked his bag many times. I prayed the 9 day novena for 9 hours and went to my son’s place in NewCastle from Sydney with the spare key and looked everywhere again (and we wd hv had to bring car back as it was not safe if someone had robbed the key) when my son took his bag to his hand, the key was in top of the bag. He had pulled this bag apart looking for the keys earlier.
    I know without any doubt the Jesus granted us the key thru this novena to St ANTHONY.
    Thank you St ANTHONY always.😇

  2. Dear St Anthony, thank you for bringing my best friend home tonight. My little cat (a very elderly and ill little boy) went missing all evening, and due to his weak heart and kidneys, we thought he was gone for good. But in his mercy St Anthony, gentlest of saints, who, through his love of God and charity for His creatures, found and sent my little cat home. Thank you St Anthony, that was a record time! May you be glorified with all the angels and saints, forever, Amen.

    Pater, Ave, Gloria.

  3. St Anthony,
    I pray from our hunble heart to grant our permanent residence application. This all we long for a long time for a family reunification.
    I know, in You, in God, all is posssible..
    Amen..

  4. St. Anthony,
    I pray that you help D find his lost wallet. It didn’t contain much but has sentimental value. I will forever praise you. Amen

  5. dear saint Anthony please that Sinead Matthew may get a council dwelling in dun laoghaire near me and that God may forgive me my dreadful sins.thank you

  6. St. Anthony than you very much for your prayers for the lost purse of Motselisi Liphoto, thank you and god bless for the assistance in prayer, we appreciate everything and plead for for more assistance in our daily life especially to find peace and good health.

  7. Please help my daughter overcome her severe depression. Lead us to the right therapists, doctors, meds. Help her see there is hope and this can be overcome. Praying for miracles.

  8. Please St. Anthony pray for assistance in the lost cause for my daughter Motselisi Clara Liphoto to find her purse with all the documents untouched with Almighty God grace we pray, that she should gain peace and bear in mind that nothing is impossible with god almighty through crhist our Lord. Amen

  9. Dear St. Anthony please help me in my requests:-
    1. Praying for a mind blowing change in my marriage. Please change it to the extent where I don’t even recognize this new amazing relationship.
    2. Break the soul ties between HMN and BGK
    3. Work in my husband’s heart so that he will think less about the pleasure he is experiencing and more about the pain he is causing us.
    4.Restoration of parent/child relationship for my child and his father.
    5. Miraculous healing for my child.
    6. Bless and protect my father.
    7. Turn arounds in all broken marriages, relationships and home.
    8. God’s love and peace to reign in my life and marriage.
    9. Please remove each and every person from our lives who have no respect for our marriage.
    10. Praying for everyone’s petitions and visions
    11. Praying for my visions to come to light
    12. Bless our finances
    13.Give me Joy and happiness
    Thank you
    Amen

    • Amen Amen
      this post touched my soul as every word you wrote sent chills down my spine.
      I so can relate. I am Pray for you and your petition I am.
      I could have wrote this post from start to finish myself .
      Except me and mine are not yet Married in Holy Matrimony.
      This touched me so much i laid my hands on my screen and prayed for you Please Pray for me and BKM as well.Thank you
      AMEN

  10. Prayers to St. Anthony to help my husband find a new job. He just got laid off, has two weeks of work left and a month severance and insurance. We need your help to guide him to his next opportunity.

  11. Dear St. Anthony and to all people who are being called for his intercession in the name of Jesus Christ,

    I want to use this website as a platform to share my gratitude and wonderful thanks to St. Anthony in the way he has interceded in my behalf.
    For the past two years, I’ve been struggling on and off in my studies. I started out as a pharmacy major and did not make the GPA cut at the end of my two years. So I decided to go for nursing. With a lot of prayer and hard work, I got into a BSN program near my house. I was very happy and I expected nursing to be a little easier than pharmacy. So I was pretty laid back. However, I was terribly wrong to think that way. Nursing 1 was soo hard but I managed to make it through by praying the rosary and more prayer. I began to relax once again in Nursing 2 and I was not so much into prayer like I was because I felt lost and was filled with doubt about whether I could be a nurse. I was asking myself whether I was making the right moves to secure myself a career and whether I made the right decision. I picked myself mid semester and failed by a small margin at the end of the semester. This deeply hurt me because it was my second failure in college and I just got tired. I also failed by a small margin both times when I failed pharmacy and nursing 2. I had one more chance in the program but I had to wait until fall of this year to retake the course. My summer was miserable thinking about what I was going to do and my mind was all full of doubt. As a result, I lost all peace of mind and I was slowly withering away. I went to church every day starting in June in the summer to rebuild my mentality and to try to put my faith in God. It really helped and I also got a job in a hospital that helped me build my confidence in the clinical side of nursing. I was slowly growing stronger but the doubt still lingered in me. I continuously just kept thinking how am I going to retake this course again? All the hard work I put in last year didn’t pay off and what if it’s not enough again this semester. It was hard to deal with my situation considering many of friends were progressing and I was falling back. I knew my mentality of fear that led to anxiety had a lot to do with why I failed at the end. My fear from failing pharmacy carried into nursing and it overcame me fully in the last two weeks before the semester ended. I was looking at everything negatively and just couldn’t accept my failures wholeheartedly. For two years I was struggling to accept all that was happening.
    Not only was I personally going through my own struggle but my sister also had problems with her studies and eventually went to our native country to study. She was also going through depression prior to her moving her life from here to our native country. It was very hard for her to get used to things and even after two years, she still could not stop complaining about the people and ways of life there. It was and still is a huge adjustment.
    Before school started, I decided to look up prayers online. I got into St. Anthony’s prayer because my mother told me my cousin prayed it to find himself a job, which he did. As I was reading on St. Anthony’s biography, I found the 13 Tuesdays novena and thought it was interesting. The next day, I went to mass and after mass, I went to the back of the church where the St. Anthony statue was. I just looked up at him and he was holding infant Jesus in his arms. I just prayed that He could help my family and I deal with our problems and help us gain peace of mind amidst all our suffering and troubles. While I was praying, I noticed a lady behind me and I was blocking her. So I moved back and was looking at different booklets on the table next to the statue. I saw a booklet for the St. Anthony 13 Tuesdays novena. I looked inside and someone wrote the dates of the next 13 Tuesdays starting the week after the coming Tuesday. I took it as a sign and put the booklet in my pocket. The lady who was praying finished praying and saw me near the table. She asked for my name and started to tell me about her and her family’s devotion to St. Anthony and how she named her son Anthony and how both her grandsons are named Anthony. She told me she celebrated his feast day in June every year and that he’s done great miracles for her and her family members. She kept saying how he was a very powerful interceder and saint. She then began to look in her bag to give me something she got in the mail a few days ago for St. Anthony. But I told her I found a booklet and that it’s ok. As I was walking away, she called me back and started looking in her bag again and found a packaged key chain. As she was giving it to me, she looked at me with a smile and said how it was so weird that she was talking to me about St. Anthony and that it gave her chills. She said when she got the keychain in the mail she was wondering why she received it because the company that sends her these gifts sends packages regularly and this was a bit out of the blue. She then said that these things are meant to be and that meeting me was probably part of something that had to happen. That day, I left church with a new prayer booklet and a key chain along with a smile in my face. I never felt that much grace in my heart because I felt as if St. Anthony was pulling me to call out to him. I felt so grateful and blessed. I started praying the novena and slowly things started to change. My sister was finding more and more peace and strength to deal with her daily struggles. I was doing better at school but more importantly, I was feeling more at peace with myself and my situation. My mentality was improving and I still am trying to face my fears and anxiety. All of this is thanks to St. Anthony. No words can describe how I feel about the favor and grace he showed on my family. I pray that more and more novena-seekers come forward and that people who are lost or who have lost strength and spirit read this and feel that they can put their trust in St. Anthony. St. Anthony will intercede for you as long as you stick to praying consistently and your intention is true and genuine. He will deliver you from your fears and anxiety and can work miracles. JUST BELIEVE AND YOU WILL SUCCEED!! Thank you St. Anthony for praying for us and whispering our petitions into the ears of the Infant Jesus. Thank you for working miracles into mine and my sister’s life. I pray that you continue to keep us in your prayers and intercede for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!!! Praise God, Hallelujah, Thank you Jesus, Thank you St. Anthony!!!!

  12. Dear St Antony

    Please intercede for my daughter erin who is 18 years old and is preparing for her exam but yesterday we found a nodule on her throat showed her to the doctor and found that the test of thyroid is clear but has to go for ultra sound and biopsy test. Please pray that she is cured and healed completely that we do not have to go for any further test. as we are totally financially broken as well.
    Thank you St Antony you are my patron saint.

  13. Dear St. Anthony, please intercede and pray for me for a deep faith. I have been struggling with my prayer life, I seem to be giving up. Help me find my lost prayer book. St Anthony, you are the Saint of lost items in our lives, help me find a good and fulfilling job where I can serve God and mankind. Help me that I get most needed finances to see my daughter through college. Help that my daughter continues to do well in school and may her hard work be rewarded. I pray for restoration of my marriage that my husband and I may be united and may our lost love be restored. I pray for the healing of Margaret that she is cured of cancer.
    Thank you St. Anthony. I love you

  14. Thank you St Anthony for coming to my rescue and keeping my head high.

    Praise you Lord Jesus and thank you St. Anthony for interceding promptly.

  15. Dear St. Anthony please help me in my requests, please let our son get a job so he can financially pay his bills, please let me get the job I am hoping for, full time job, I have had several interviews but no offers and am becoming very frustrated, job would help financially for our family and ease some of the burden on my husband, please let me husband seek a more faith filled life, praying more and seeking Gods frCes when things get tough, pleSe bring peCe and harminony to our family, things have gotten extremely tense lately between my husband and I and we have both considered divorce, we both love eCh other, please let us grow in love for one another, communicate better, And discuss how to deal with our children openly and love ingle, please send your angels to wAtch over my marriage and my fMily and draw us all closer to Gods love. Please remove the devil from our hearts and lives and put a protective barrior around my family. Please let me husband honor me and respect me and I him and stand united As husbNd and wife, in your name I pray, amen!!

  16. St Anthony I pray that I get over this virus and get my health back quickly. I pray that my son starts talking very soon and I ask for good health for my son and myself. I ask thay my partner gets a long term contract for work this year. Thank you St Anthony, please hear and answer my prayer.

  17. St Anthony please help me find a better job n please place me where you want me too be praying that you have the doors open for me.

  18. Dear Saint Anthony,

    We all pray for your intercession to help Andrea recover his personal items stolen from his car, and which are of no use to anyone else. We pray for a miracle, that the thieves may feel remorse and return everything to him. Thank you Saint Anthony.

  19. Dear st anthony help my son for the driving licence this coming 11- 16-2016 , and financial for the ticket of my son this month also .st anthony grand me this .amen ..

  20. St. Anthony:

    I pray for a resolution to my discernment questions; single, religious or married life. My heart is open so please reveal itself so I may follow the path God has intended for my life.

    thank you & I love you!

    Lisa

  21. Dear St Anthony-
    I pray that our daughter will be offered a physicians fellowship for ICU immediately to continue in her chosen field, for her continued improved health with her diabetes and for a deep and loving marriage in the Catholic church. Have mercy on our family and keep us in grateful health. Through your intercession I pray –
    Thank you St Anthony!

  22. Holy St. Anthony, please intercede for me that my soulmate will come into my life soon as I am completely alone. That my physical pain will ease. That I will be able to have much needed dental work done, and that there will be no financial emergencies. Amen

  23. Dear st Anthony, i am very desperate and need your help. I need you heal my relationship with U.K, things got so bad between us, i abused him due to anger and he hasnt spoken to me for over a month. I know he is a good man kindly reconcile us back, fill our hearts with love, care and togetherness. I need him back st anthony all i think about is him. Do away with all that is separating us, let him call me or text me right away so that we can ask each other for forgiveness and reconcile. I miss him badly. I know God brought us together for a reason even after what we have been through. I promise i will be careful with my words and reactions. Give me and him another chance. This needs a miracle please help me i shall forever be thankful. Help me st Anthony.

  24. Dearest Saint Anthony,

    Please intercede to bring our 2-month old baby George Anthony back to health. Your intercession has always been powerful in my life. Thank you, Saint Anthony.

  25. Please pray to find my husbands wallet that was recently lost at the hospital. All of his credit cards & money were in there. He passed away on 10/31 and I miss him so. I dont want anyone using his cards for fraud to destroy what little money I have left. Please pray for the repose of my husbands soul. I am enveloped in pain.

  26. Holy St. Anthony , please intercede for all on this site, and for me; that Our Lord will have mercy on me and send a Loving soulmate into my life as I am now completely alone in this world, that my pain from my duty injuries will be less severe – that the Dr. will increase my pain meds that you know I don’t abuse, and that I’ll be able to get my much needed dental work done soon and have no financial emergencies. Amen.

  27. Dear St Anthony, I pray that our family is saved from the financial burden we are facing right now.
    I pray that my husband finds a good job that’ll help support our family finances. Please pray to our father on behalf of my family.
    Thank you St Anthony

  28. St Anthony iam praying for your intercession since you are the saint for lost and found items im pleading please find my husband for me i trust in your powerful intercession please come to my aid for this i pray.

  29. Praise the Lord,

    I had started this novena in order to get back my boyfriend who was always avoiding me, on the 9th day of this novena he randomly started texting me like in the past, praying for more to happen and will definitely continue to prayer all over again.

    I’m glad I got signs to my prayer and this helped me have more faith in my relation.

    I also prayed equally for my brothers job which was about to go from him and he is still working at the same place by God’s blessings and also I prayed for my mothers health, she is a cardiac patient and weak, right now her health is improving. All thanks to Jehovah and St Anthony.

    Thank You
    Amen

  30. Dearest God, I beg you to please urgently help and heal Kalvin G, Jordin G, Vic, Charmaine, Margie S, Anthony C.P., Pashini, Tracy T, Sharon S, Trisha DP, Carol DT, Rose G, Ian G, Sinjin, May VDM, Ann v Heerden, Jackie M and her husband, Debbie E and her husband Ian, Jeanette B, Jeanette A, Cheryl E., Doug C, Don L, David V, Babs D, Blanche, Johnny, Ken H, Odessa. THANK YOU GOD AMEN

  31. Please pray for my husband who was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is receiving hormonal therapy and I am praying that this will help him so he won’t need chemo. Thank you for your prayers.

  32. I pray that my husband quickly gets a lucrative paying job nearby so that he can be relieved of our financial burdens. I pray that he is well liked and respected at his new job, that he loves his job and has it for many yrs to come x 100. I ask you St. Anthony to intercede for me and ask God to grant me this request. The stress of this situation is affecting our marriage and our families home life. Please pray for us!

  33. I pray that my husband quickly gets a lucrative paying job nearby so that he can be relieved of our financial burdens. I pray that he is well liked and respected at his new job, that he loves his job and has it for many yrs to come x 100. I ask you padre pio to intercede for me and ask God to grant me this request. The stress of this situation is affecting our marriage and our families home life. Please pray for us!

  34. i ask for miracle prayers and breakthrough in my life,i have been in a very dark unholy place since my childhood rape i really need the power of God to destroy this evil in my life for once and for all,i also ask that a loving female partner come into my life one that is God loving

  35. Dear St Anthony — I ask you to intercede for me before the Throne of God and grant, through your help, the favors I seek. Please heal the relationship between Vicky and I. She takes my good nature for granted and sees my kindness as weakness forgetting the many things I do out of love for her to make her life and her children’s life better, easier, happier and safer. Her family doesn’t like me because I am White and she is Asian. I pray they will see that I am a good man and take good care of their family member. She has become obsessed with social media and has begun treating me like a stranger. I pray God will fill her heart and mind with love and appreciation for me and bring her back to me. Thank you and Amen.

  36. St Anthony, Pray for all of us!! You are a miraculous in our life and thanks for saving my daughter’s life. I pray to you for my daughter for good health and may she always be blessed. Thanks for being around whenever I have prayed. Amen

  37. St Anthony i seriously repents on my sins to our god and kindly and humbly request you to pray for me that i have a good job in hand so that i can help poor and needy with 15 to 20% of my pay cheque on monthly basis this is my unfullfilled wish .

  38. Dearest St Anthony, hear my prayer. Michael has worked so hard in his invention, grant him his dream of doing something good with his hands. He is so worried, that he may leave this world without providing for his family, of financial security. He is a good man, and has worked hard. Grant me this prayer, through our Jesus.

  39. Buyer and fair price for house. Brother
    Brett finds a part time job
    Successful bazaar in 2016.
    Teeth will fit and be comfortable.
    Get money back from nephew that we help get started for his business.
    Make right decisions for ourselves.

  40. ST.ANTHONY PRAY FOR ME THAT I MAY GET MARRIED TO SOMEONE I REALLY LOVE SOMEONE HANDSOME, WEALTHY, TRUSTWORTHY, CARING AND GOD LOVING.

    • St. Anthony, please pray that same exact prayer for me. Also for protection against any evil or harm towards me and my family.
      And pray for my mom who is 84, and has dementia for a healing and she’s competent in every way.
      For my 2 daughters that are married to evil men, that the evil will leave them and they will be married to Godly men.
      Amen.

  41. St ANTHONY has been there for me all my life. When I was young my mother taught me to pray to St ANTHONY and there hasn’t been a time when I have reached out to him and the answer always camr. He is a powerful force for those who have the faith to believe in him.

  42. Please pray for us St Anthony ,I have been sick and ask that you please ask God to heal me and that another family member of mine is also sick .I want to be Healthy and Happy ..Please know I’m a good person with a good heart I know you are a wonderful Saint and will help me to ask God to help me to get better real soon …Thank you soo much for hearing me and for answering me

  43. Dear St. Anthony, please pray that my husband will be successful in getting this job as a family service advisor. He has his interview tomorrow. Please ask our Heavenly Father to bless him. Thank you.

  44. st anthony please pray for my soul mate ronnie that he is able ti find his way back home to me.. he is lost and stuck in some difficult situations that are keeping him from return home where he belongs .. please return him home to me and give him the power he needs to be able to return to me .

    in jesus name i pray

    amen

  45. Dear St Antony please pray for my husband to find a job, Its been two months since he lost his job. It very hard for us … in JESUS name . Amen

  46. Dear St. Anthony,
    Please pray for my unborn grandson. Please pray that he is healthy and free from any serious birth or genetic defects. Please pray that his bones are strong and growing normally and proportionally. Please pray that all his organs and systems be functioning properly. Please pray that he is born healthy and live a long healthy life. Please pray for his mother that she is well and that her c section surgery go well without any complications. Please pray that she recover quickly and completely without any problems. Thank you St. Anthony.

  47. My dear st antony…..save my daughter from the mental hardships she is facing now…..please pray to jesus to show her the way to escape herself and her husband from the perils they are facing now….show me the way to show her or tell her to follow so that they couldvlive a peaceful life…..take away the sins from them and forgive them….i know that if you forgive and bless them they will surely find a way to get out from this perils….pls pls help them to know you and pray with whole heart and belief…so that they will be blessed with a child …..pls pray for me and show me where i have gone wrong and turned face against you….help me to help my children…..