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. St Anthony Im praying we get back our lost health me and my daughter and to get financial break through to enable me do God’s work of assisisting single mothers and fathers
    Thank St Anthony

  2. please pray to ST. ANTHONY for my son Kenny who had his toe amputated. That it will heal . and hope he will not have anymore problems .

  3. GOOD MORNING. SOMEONE GAVE ME A, WHAT LOOKS LIKE AN
    ELEVEN-BEAD ROSARY FOR ST. ANTHONY. I HAVE NEVER HEARD
    OF THIS ROSARY. WHY ONLY ELEVEN BEADS AND IS THERE OTHER PRAYERS THAT MUST BE PRAYED ALONG WITH THIS ROSARY? THANK YOU

  4. Dear St. Anthony, please help me find my purse which was stolen from a cafe where I left it yesterday. It had everything in it – money, my work badge, insurance cards. Please pray for me.

  5. Dearest St. Anthony, Please pray to our Heavenly Father that 2017 is our year of restoration; everything the enemy has stolen from us is given back to us from Heaven sevenfold – job for Walt, finances, relationships and joy, peace and rest. I thank you, and God bless. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  6. i am praying to St. Anthony to pray for my sons who has cases on 22.2.2017 and the other one on 1.3.20167. kindly Lord save my sons in this situation. God of Ely save my sons. God Ibrahim save my sons.

  7. Dearest St.Anthony,
    I thank thee for protecting MY ATM bank card which is lost.
    I pray to thee for your holy intercession St Anthony to enable me to withdraw through cheque book without any ID as my residency is cancelled.
    Bless me with an alert mind & heal me of my handpain. I promise every Tuesday my St. Anthony will be honoured with special novena to my guardian Saint Anthony by me.
    Andrew

  8. thank your for everything st.antony. i bad separation with my wife one year now. we have a beautiful baby girl tiffany who is my world .i love her to the moon and back . i took her to court so that we share custody and she really fighting back .i hoping for a positive response from the court i start seeing my daughter again.
    am requesting for prayer for positive out-came because am sure my baby girl would love to be with his father .

    thank you oh st.Antony

  9. Help my son to realise the danger of alcohol and that he will be very careful in the future.

    Also I ask St Anthony to help us and win out SAC against the STE

    Amen

  10. St Anthony, through my prayers to him have recovered so many lost items of mine.

    In January, 2017, I lost my special Rosary.. I immediately whispered a word of prayer to St Anthony, please my Good Saint, bring my lost Rosary.

    Three days later, my family and I gathered to pray and I saw my three year old daughter holding onto my Rosary in its case. I asked. Baby where did you get it. She said mummy at our little Alter.. I screamed out with joy.. Oh Thank you Saint Anthony.

    In 2006, I lost my passport in April, same year in 2006,I prayed to St Anthony, Same year 2006, I worked into my office, one morning only to see my Passport on my table.. untouched.

    Thank you Great St Anthony.

  11. please pray for my 5 year old grandson who is at the emergency room waiting to be seen for possible blood problems. I am so fearful. In Jesus name I pray for help.

  12. St Anthony ,
    Please grant me the strength to help me with my marriage and also bless my family especially my three children. Let there be trust & love in my home bet my husband & Myself. Please I put my house situation in your hands Guve me a home in the city close to my job. Grant my family health love prosperity longevity Joy And happiness.
    Thank you!
    In Jesus Name Amen!

  13. St Anthony ask baby jesus which he’s so close to your heart to hear my prayer i am homeless not really i live with my daughter she has a boyfriend who’s not doing the right things i really need to get work and have my own home for me my dogs and my fiancee please my you hear my prayer because I KNOW your a great saint thank you again

  14. Dear St Anthony

    I pray for the reunification of my family – that my husband’s visa be approved and my Permanent Resisdency be approved as well. Its been a year since my application and those of the same category as I am have already had their PRs but I still await … patiently. I also like to thank you for the many financial blessings and the wonderful opportunities that you have through our Lord Jesus sent to me.

    Pls help unite my family again, St Anthony.

    love ann

  15. Dear Saint Antony a great Saint please pray to Child Jesus in your arms to deliver my son from bad vices, desires to have drugs, smoking. To bless him a new life in Christ Jesus, to invite him to prieshood.
    Thank you in advance o great saint for praying & interceeding for my son.

  16. Pls Saint Anthony help me find my father inlaw that has passed jewels it was stolen from my apartment with lots of other thing pls st Anthony hear my prayers

  17. Pls Saint Anthony help me find my father inlaw that has passed jewels it was stolen from my apartment with lots of other thing pls st Anthony hear my prayers

  18. Dear St.Anthony de Padua
    please hear my prayer
    first of all. i wanna say that,thank you lord for all the blessings that we receive our families good health,financial,shelter.love and care .thank you so much lord
    Lord, i need your help this coming march 26,2017 that is my Teachers Board examination. please enlighten my mind that day. i hope it is the last time to take the board exam for teacher. i want to be a LICENSED TEACHER someday.this is not for me but for my families,relatives,friends and most of all. to those people who need me .i ask you lord to pass the licensure examination for teacher
    Thank you lord
    please hear my prayers.

  19. Dear Saint Anthony, patron of lost articles, I have lost my work id badge that was hanging from around my neck when I left my office on Thursday. Dear Saint Anthony, my badge is embedded with a microchip which allows me to send and to receive encrypted emails as well as to enter the secured government facility where I am employed. Dear Saint Anthony, I an worried because it will be considered a breach of security. Thank you in advance Dear Saint Anthony for hearing my prayers!

  20. Dear Saint, please pray for the rapid sale of my home. We need an eager buyer that will overlook our neighbors yard. Our need is very great and we need your help. Thank you for the many blessings you have given us. Please pray for us.

  21. i was robbed or misplaced a LOT of medicine that I need to survive &I cannot find it it’s been a week today .. there was two people besides. Me in this house one lives with me one dont that person hasn’t been here or called since .. my Dr cannot wrote another script please pray I find it I have looked everywhere…. I NEED IT!!! Help me St.Anthony please help me lord … dawn dunham

  22. DEAR ST. ANTHONY, PLEASE ASK BABY JESUS TO ANSWER MY, AND MY FAMILY’S DESPERATE PLEAS. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, VAL

  23. My dearest Tony,
    I have been devoted to you for over 60 years. I want to thank you for helping me through many trials in my life, and I pray that you will always be there with me until I will be with you forever.
    I am asking another favor of you, please help my son with his Bar Exam. He is a good man and has worked very hard all of his life to be worthy of your blessings.
    Thank you sincerely,
    Your devoted servant,
    Ann

  24. Dear Lord through your servant saint Anthony give me victory without a fight over the lady we did business with and is now on the run with our money. Please Lord I need her to return our money so I can testify that you fought my battle while I held my peace. Let her not have peace until she returns my money to me now because the money is urgently needed. Thank you Lord for prayers answered in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

  25. Please pray for my 25 year old son to come out of this darkness n into the light – he has sunk very low right now – prayers are greatly and urgently needed for my son – thank you for all your prayers
    Ava

  26. Dear St Anthony. thank you for always answering my prayers. i have a very desperate case. i went for an interview and was told i was successful however one of my referees gave a negative report about me and my prospective employer has gone quiet. I desperately need that job. My financial situation is bad and this job can bring salvation to me and my family. Thank you. Amen

  27. I beg you to ask BABY Jesus, to answer my prayers. Keep everyone safe, and make sure F gets paid that we can pay our debts. M stays in school, and we csn pay tuition in full. Thank you.

  28. Oh holy Saint Anthony please help me to find a job where I am appreciated and happy.
    I need this so badly and now I’m putting my request into your hands.

  29. Saint Anthony,a namesake of my father pray to our God all my wishes come true.I wish a long life healthy body and wealth so that I can help the needy especially my sister cousins.

  30. I have done everything possible to secure a good job yet, I don’t have one after much application. I need grace from this novena to be gainfully employed. I join my faith with everyone in prayer. Amen.

  31. St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint for the lost, please help my daughter Motselisi Clara Liphoto re find her cell phone let the one culprit who stole it have no peace mind and fear through out until he finds it in place to return it through Christ our Lord I pray.

  32. My mom always prayed to Tony as she called him. I now pray to saint Anthony to help heal my mom. A true servant of god. Raised our family to be good and a strong faith. She is currently fighting a infection and in need of prayer. She already has has a good bounce but needs a little extra now to get her back completely. I pray now to st. Anthony to heal her. Thank you all for keeping her in your prayers and my family will do the same for yours. Amen

  33. Dear St Anthony please promote this business an about to start, may it grow in a short time and give me the grace to carry on as it becomes big. Take care of my family. Take care of our friends, brothers and sisters, my Mum and all those who wish me well. Amen

  34. SaintAnthony please help me pray to our God that my husband always in good health and give us all long life and to be with our daughter for a long time.Help our daughter in her studies,help her to make high grades in every tests,thank You.

  35. Dear st Anthony, please help my daughter TntD who just took MCAT and is waiting for a score that could determine her studies at Medical college and future career. Thank you from all my heart. Please pray for me. Praise be to God

  36. Dear St Anthony, I pray that my son starts talking within the next couple of months. His delayed speech is causing me stress. Can you please help my son to start talking, this means do much to me. Thank you St Anthony. Please hear and answer my prayers. Thank you

  37. Dear St Anthony, I pray that my little boy starts talking within the next couple of week. His delayed speach is upsetting me and causing me restless nights. Please help my son St Anthony. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

  38. St Anthony, I pray that my sons starts talking within the next few months. His sped h delay is making me poorly and upset. Please hear and answer my prayers St Anthony. Thank you

  39. St. Anthony ,
    Please help my son get word passed his test with a high grade,also he lost folder with important stuff. Please help us it’s a must to find. Thank you for findings.

  40. Dear St Anthony, I pray that my son starts taking with the next couple of months. I am having restless nights over his delayed sleep and it’s been making me poorly. Please hear and answer my prayers St Anthony. Thank you so much.

  41. Please Hear my prayer request:

    My husband is lost in the world and I need him to be guided back to the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my daughter in law to be found also. My entire family has lost their Godly ways of how to love and care for each other. I pray that all my finances and money being held up be released and I will have $8000 dollars and more to take care of my family for the rest of my life. I pray that it is released right now, with nothing missing and nothing broken. I pray for good health and strength to live and travel with my husband and we live together. I pray that he finds another job so that we can be together again soon. I want to live the rest of our lives in good health and happy always. Amen

  42. Thank you St Anthony for a good day today. I pray that Tom will continue to move in a positive direction and has a good appointment tommorrow.