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. Dearest St Monica, St Ann, St Anthony, Blessed Mother and St Joseph- I thank you for answered prayers and I ask you for your intercession on behalf of my daughter Vicki. She has been searching for weeks for an apt in her relocated job area- 3000 miles from home. Please keep her safe and guide her with wisdom and help her find a nice apt in a safe neighborhood with a nice roommate. She is growing increasingly frustrated- please calm her anxiety and help her succeed in her search. Amen

  2. I pray to you dear St Anthony. My mom always pays to you to help her find lost things. I suffered a massive stroke four years ago and I lost my beloved wife in a divorce. I pray to you that we find our way back to each other to together to raise our amazing 7 year old daughter. I have turned my life over to Jesus as I know he helped me in my recovery by answering the prayers of my friends and family. I ask for the miricle of reconciliation with the women I will always love and bring my daughter up in the house of God. That she will always know his grace, power and mercy.

  3. Pray that my son stomach issues be cured. Pray that all paperwork will be approved soon. For health and happiness for his mother. And soul mate come into her life.

  4. Dearest St. Anthony, so many times I have asked for your help and you have never failed me. Please hear my prayers and help me once again. I lost my rings and am so sad about it. They were given to me with such love and devotion and I promise to pray to you and keep my faith strong knowing that you can ask our Lord Jesus for anything and he will listen. Intercede for me please. I will keep my promises to you. Thank you and Amen.

  5. St. Anthony please enlightened the mind of the robber who stole the speakers and the adapter of the computer monitor to return the said items. Bless the person concerned that he will come to realized that what he did is bad. It is a sin. St. Anthony hear my prayers. Amen

  6. Dear St Anthony ,with God’s help I pray that you deliver me from my known enemies and secret enemies, I pray that you quiet their lying tongues and destroy every jealous spirit that is interviewing
    I pray also St Anthony that you help me to search for a home thAt I can call my own.help m to understand your saving grace.
    Help me also to be able to bring my children/ child to Barbados and for unity in Jesus Name

  7. Dear St. Anthony, You are the saint that my mother prayed to and she said that you always came through when she lost things. I know that to be true because you have created miracles, in the name of Jesus, and found many items for me. I now ask you with all my heart to please find my rings. I am so sad that they are lost since they were given to me with great love. Please ask our Lord Jesus to intercede for me and return the rings. Amen.

  8. Please pray that my wife Gina Boisvert may be delivered from cigarette smoking and healed from panic attacks, high blood pressure and a sickness that has to do with her blood cells and other health problems. Pray also for her faith and walk with God.
    Thank you and God Bless.

  9. Dear St. Anthony please pray for me. You have always helped me in the past and your kindness has found many lost items for me, my family and friends. Please help me again. I have lost my rings and cannot find them. Help me – show me where I can find me. I believe that you, through the grace and power of God grant us miracles on a daily basis. Please St. Anthony hear my faithful prayer. Amen

  10. St. Anthony I come to you with complete faith and humbleness. Please help me once again. I have lost my wedding anniversary rings and need your intercession to find them. Help please dear St. Anthony. I promise to be generous to your causes. Amen.

  11. Dear saint Anthony of Padua,
    My bank card, identification card and computer hard drive got stolen in a bag two months ago.Please help obtain for me the grace of getting back the lost articles.
    I am also a student with very patchy success but putting in more effort in studies .Please equally obtain for me catalyst success .
    I promise to help he poor always.Pray for me in Jesus name.
    Amen