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 pray for AJS and AG as they prepare for their marriage next summer (pre Cana) and will be getting married at St. Anthony’s. We pray!

  2. Dear St Anthony please ask Jesus to go with you to God Our Father and ask Him to please bless me financially today. I will not disappoint you and be forever grateful. Thank you for your spritual guidance and prayers. Theresa

  3. St. Anthony,

    Please pray and intercede for there is so much politics at work to the point that they don’t consider my feelings.

    I have been doing good in my work but they keep on giving the opportunities for advancement to others. Please pray that these people will be enlightened and realized that what they are doing is wrong.

    This I pray in Jesus name. Amen.

  4. Please pray for AG & AJS as they prepare for marriage that it will work out so they can get married in the Catholic Church. We pray.

  5. Prayer in Times of Emergency

    O’ St.Jude, the friend and relative of Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour, the trusted patron of the devotees, the powerful protector of the suffering, glorious martyr adorned with rare virtues and miraculous power, gentle apostle, relying on your extraordinary power of coming to the help of the helpless, I turn to you with confidence ( here mention your need ). I most humbly entreat you to help me, for I am unable to do anything worth by myself. I promise that I will honor you as my special patron and powerful protector throughout my life and that I will do everything possible within my ability to spread your devotion among others. I sadly realize the fact that because of the resemblance of your holy name with that of the traitor, Judas Iscariot, you are not properly loved and venerated by many. But still thousands around the world accept you as their powerful helper in their most desperate needs and hopeless cases.

    O St.Jude,grant me peace and solace; hasten to help me in my dire needs; and above all procure for me the grace of final perseverence with which I may join you and with multitude of the elected to sing the praises of God for all eternity.


    Prayer for Impossible things

    O’ St.Jude, the close relative of the Holy Family, beloved son of the Holy Trinity, prompt succour of the devotees, unfailing supporter of the desperate, I turn to you for help with confidence. Make haste to help me. Remember, O powerful Apostle, that God has adorned you with the rare gift of coming to the help of the most abandoned and the desperate cases. Turn your eyes of pity and love towards me. My life has become a continous ‘way of the cross’, and my days have become sorrowful, my heart has become a deep ocean of tears and all the paths of life, I see full of thorns. There is hardly every moment in my life which does not give me pain and agony. I have reached the verge of utter despair, my heart is numb within me. Fear and anxiety have filled my heart. I now approach you in deep agony and I will not leave you until you come downto help me.

    O! Powerful Apostle! hasten to come to my aid.

    Help me to proclaim your goodness and power and to sing your praises. I promise that all the days of my life here on earth, I will ever sing your wondrous deep until I join you to sing unceasingly the infinite mercy of God in Heaven.

  6. Please st.anthony my family is hurting my husband is not very nice.He has put a wall and he is sick and doesn’t believe in doctors and he is augrimetiv .PLEASE HELP ME!

  7. Oh holy st Anthony
    Please pray for me that I may find my passport I lost in Malaysia airport, may this my Nigeria passport be return to me so that I can be able to travel back to Vietnam where I based in the name of our Lord Jesus Amen.

  8. St.Anthony plz pray for me I m 8 weeks pregnant and baby measures small with no heartbeats.plz pray my baby to have heartbeats and to grow.