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!

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 please continue interceding for me to get a new stable job .
    Grow spiritually in my faith and for a financial break through.

  2. Please help me to obtain the impossible in my life: Prosperity. By finding the lost title to the car that I bought, ok obtaining a teaching position, and buying a small home for myself.

  3. Dear St Anthony
    Thank you very much for granting all favours in the past and never letting me down. Today I’m in a very difficult situation and I ask you to cure my husband completely, this may require a miracle. St Anthony please intercede for me. I make this prayer in Jesus Name. AMEN

  4. Dear St. Anthony,

    Myself and my family are in a lot of financial problem. Every month after hard labor we give away money which we have to give people whom we have to give and also bank loans. This financial burden is destroying my peace of mind and the peace in my family. I want a financial breakthrough in my life and for my family. I believe O dear St. Anthony that you will intercede for me and for my family and will deliver us from this bondage and give us prosperity and wealth by your miraculous way. I promise that I will work towards helping the needy and the hungry in your name.

    Pray for me and my family St. Anthony. Amen.

  5. Dear St. Anthony,
    Please answer my prayer. My son is a teacher and is need of a job. He has worked so hard and is such a good teacher. He truly cares for his students. He is starting to loose his self confidence and it worries me so. He is such a wonderful son and it breaks my heart to see his sadness. He is getting married in a little over a month which makes this even harder for him. Please St. Anthony hear my prayer and intercede for me. AMEN.

  6. Dear St. Anthony,
    Please help me pray and intercede my daughter to bring her faith back to church, this coming school opening I pray that she wouldn’t change her mind going back to school…please help me and the two of us to have financially stable, I am working with very little wages but, sometimes not enough…I am praying for all people who are heavily burden like me,
    please help and keep us in your care.
    Thanks for your prayer!

  7. Thank you St Anthony for helping me with the prayers of baby Vincent’s recovery its be a miracle and Gods blessing to had done all that for the family of Baby Vincent’s needed And I will alway keep my Faith in you Jesus Christ Amen!!!:-)

  8. Dear St. Anthony,
    You have never let me down in any request I had. Please help me to find the courage to fight this very difficult illness I am facing. When visiting your resting place I’m Padua, I promised my devotion to you. Please hear my plea as well as all who show devotion to you. Thank you again, St. Anthony! Sorry I bother you so much, but this is biggie!

  9. Dear Saint Anthony, I live and work in a foreign country and I lost all my identification documents most probably through theft and I pray and ask God to help me recover them.

  10. Dear St Anthony -
    I have lost myself – I hope you can help me find me – I know I am not a thing but I hope you think I am worth finding – I have searched every saint to pray to and you finally seem to be the right one for me.
    St Anthony have mercy on me and everyone else that prays to you!

  11. Dear St.Anthony,

    Please intercede for me to find a new job where I will be safe ;no sexual harassment, no racism, no humiliating assignments,no undercutting of wages, non toxic environment that is detrimental to my allergies and health,no bullying,not a far distance to travel, with good wages.Also please intercede for me dear St Anthony for the healing of my skin on a certain area when I used fabric softener that caused an allergic reaction ,or beverage reaction please pray that this spirit of illness departs from me for good.Please pray for me too that I get some new friends. Thank you Sta Anthony, sincerely Pardovillamari

  12. Dear St Anthony. My husband and I are getting on in years. Please help us find a buyer for our ranch so we can retire and see our sons and their families more frequently while we still can enjoy ourselves. My father, may he rest in peace, used to tell me to ask your help. He wanted to have us closer but we lived so far away. we live in South America and our family lives in the States.
    St Anthony, pray for us.

  13. St. Anthony Bubblews lost the record of our redemption. Please help them find those and they will find those and pay us. We really worked hard for them. Please include 2 of my friends.

  14. Dear St. Anthony :
    I have been blessed that you have never failed me in the times that I have called on you for help. I come to you now with a GREAT request very dear to my heart. Raul B., the man I was beginning my future with is LOST. He is being tempted by his past. His recent choices and decisions have destroyed my heart and the spirit of his family. I’m sincerely asking you to PLEASE find and return him to me and his entire family as a RESTORED man of FAITH, LOVE, HONOR, LOYALTY, FAITHFULNESS, and HONESTY. Give him the patience, will, and understanding to think about his wrongdoing and the people he has hurt, especially ME. Please give him the willingness and strength to repent with God for the right reasons. It is through God that I am able to forgive him.
    St. Anthony, Raul is greatly missed and adored. I have always believed in him. I promised God I would love him till my very last breath.
    St. Anthony “Thank You” for loving me the way you do. PLEASE hear my heartfelt prayers and return the man I love. My heart is broken without Raul.
    PRAY FOR US… The gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.
    Amen.

  15. Dear st.Anthony,please give us good news regarding my job interview scedule in dubai.please pray for me to get job soon. Please pray for my family peacefulness,my kid health.please pray for protect from evil.please bless my parents health my brother job. St. Anthony please give us good relationship between me and my wife. St.Anthony pray for us.

  16. God please help me with my admin order that is being administered by reed Stanley – Patrick Moodley, I worry that the amounts are not balancing with the statement and he does not reply to my e-mail’s and faxes, please help me. Please help rose to obtain new business for her business as well as send her a good buyer to buy the business so that her financial troubles are sorted. God please heal my son’s ingrown toenail that is infected. He is in pain and I fear he will miss a lot of school work – he is grade 11. God please help my other complete the graphic design assignment that Doug pays him the monies due. God I ask that you help this widow shed the weight that I have put on since my husband died from cancer. God please help my financial situation and guide me in the healing business that I wish to start. God please help all the elderly on the planet, the animals and the children and widows and ALL who need your help, miracles and blessings. Thank you amen

  17. I have faith that St. Anthony of Padua will help me to my problem. Thank you to my friend who introduced St. Anthony of Padua to me as my protector.
    Thank you Lord for giving me a good friend like her. God bless her more…

  18. Thank you St. Anthony and Infant Child of Prague for answering our prayers to be able to stay in our home. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  19. St Anthony has been a favorite patron saint to help me find my lost mobile phone. Please bring peace to my heart and my mind as this situation is making feel worry. please help me to have the cell phones returned to me by the person that stole the phones. I beg for your help, I, a humble turn to YOU for help, thank you, amen

  20. God please help EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THIS WEBSITE AS WELL AS THOSE WHO COME TO YOU IN PRAYER. God bless ALL the people on this site, In Jesus name, amen PS : Thank you to you for praying for me. amen

  21. St Anthony has been a favorite patron saint to help me find so many things in my life. I jokingly call him “Tony” because I call on him so much to help me find things. Now I am asking him to find a special family to buy our home and love it as much as we have. I know my dear friend, St Anthony, will ask God to grant me this special favor.

  22. Dear beloved great Saint I am begging you for my son ‘s clearing all arrears papers .Bless him to join the B.ed course .I have full faith on you .Thanking you

  23. Dear St Anthony, I pray for my son who is lost and finds strength to come home. I pray he is given strength to make the right decision and his family is here for him. I, also, pray for my parents’ health and am thankful to see them getting better. Amen

  24. St Anthony through your Novena prayer I am praying please present my request to our Holy God to enable me to have a business breakthrough by passing the interview I did. I promise to remain selfless to the needy and not at all selfish. Amen.
    David

  25. ST ANTHONY please I beg you to please protect my privacy by blocking access to the mobile phones that were stolen, Please bring peace to my heart and my mind as this situation is making feel sick with anxiety and worry. please help me to have the cell phones returned to me by the person that stole the phones. I beg for your help, I, a humble widow turn to YOU for help, thank you, amen

  26. O Saint Anthony, please block access to my phones that were stolen so that my privacy is kept, I cannot sleep with fear and worry about this, please help this widow, I am desperate and I feel that I am sinking into depression again with this as well as my financial struggles. PLEASE HELP, AMEN

  27. Dear St.Anthony

    I bought an expensive sat nav for my car only a few days ago, but it was stolen by someone. I am so sad that I have lost my sat nav. Please pray to Lord Jesus that the person who stole my sat nav would return it to me by the power of Holy Spirit. Bless the person who stole my sat nav and meet his needs.May he also find our Lord’s salvation. St.Anthony pray for me. Amen

  28. St Anthony pls intercedesto Jesus for my niece who is on medication bcoz of depression pray that she should healed completely . And also get a good life partner.

  29. Dear St Anthony

    I want to thank you for always coming through for me and helping me and my loved ones recover things that we have lost.
    I ask you to please help my mother with her financial situation. She has been unable to get another job and I see the unhappiness in her because of this. She is a wonderful mother to me and has always been there for me in my time of need. Help me to never fail at being there for her in her time of need.

    Amen

  30. Sacred heart of Jesus, blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Great Saint Ann, Saint Jude, Saint Michael, Saint Rita, Saint Theresa, Saint Anthony, Saint Peregrine pray for us this cancer may vanish from body and let it be when I go back to the doctors that they can’t find any trace of it anywhere from my body and I will forever be grateful in Jesus name I pray, Amen!
    I pray for anyone out there suffering any pain physically, mentally, spiritually, and financially be healed of their problems. Lord Jesus hear our problems. Amen!

    • Oh I hope that God hears and answers your prayers. St. Peregrine interceded with the Lord to cure my aunt from cancer. She is in remission now. Praise the Lord! I fervently pray the same for you!! May peace of mind be granted to you!

  31. please this is a small petitions god please help me in the need i have left my job searching for one more, god show me your mercy as i am helpless your the only light to me. my family is a small family but money is a problem my husband don’t go to work and drinks a lot. i was only person working but now even i don’t have work please kindly her my cry, and pray and do the needful i really don’t no were i should go i feel like dying but i am afraid of my daughter who is in studying L.K.G. i have not paid her fees, also please god you know me that what condition i am very much up-sate about all these things, god you are the messiah who hear our prayer and give the need in right time i really believe in your miraculous which i saw in my own eyes. i still believe that you will not let me down in my needy times thanking you lord jesus chirst and saint anthony padua

  32. Please help me get rid of my neck problem so I won’t get dizzy any more. I also need to be able to sleep at night. Dear god thank you for all your blessings. Thank you St Anthony for lisening to me. I love you.

  33. Dear St Anthony I thank you for all of the blessings that I’ve been granted. I pray my daughters upcoming brain MRI does not have any concern to her Drs. I pray for healing of her epilepsy and/or any disease found in her. I ask for Godly friends and role models to come into our lives. I pray for her self esteem and her decisions/choices she makes and that she has learned from her past mistakes. Please have her Holy Spirit, Angles and Guardians speak loud and clear to her and that she listens. I pray for our decision as to what school she will do best in. Thank you in advance for our blessings.

  34. Please help my friend to have more children. Help her to cope with the loss of her babies.
    Please help our daughter to have a conversion of heart.

  35. Dear St.Anthony, thank you for helping me find my lost textbooks. I lost my books two days to my exam and I prayed asking ST. Anthony to help me in finding the books, not only did I find my books I equally did well in my exams. Thank you for dear God, am really grateful. To you be all praise and thanksgiving forever and ever, Amen.

  36. Dear St. Anthony,
    I am so sad, my daughter didn’t have a good results of her grade 11 courses the whole year was very disappointed on my part…I cried so much since she became a teenager, the only child I have, please help me what I should do in order to encourage her more in her studies. I don’t want to upset her I’m afraid she ‘ll leave me, she promised so many times to make up and study hard but, I don’t see any progress, she don’t come to school,she skips classes, teachers calling me at work so much a hard time for me…I thought I could solve my own problem but, I only think of you that you’ll be able to help me…please help me pray for her conversion that someday I see my daughter a good student then she could have a good profession and a good job…I love her the one and only in my life.
    Thanks for your prayers!

    • I also have only one child, a teenage daughter. I also am beginning to struggle with some of her choices. I will pray for your child when I say my prayers for my daughter. Don’t give up, keep your faith. GOD does listen and he will help us in raising our children. I pray also that Godly friends and good role models come into our child’s lives and that GOD will help direct us as their mothers.

      • Thank you for your help and prayers, I really appreciate your kindness…I will continue to pray and keep my faith and devotion to our God and Saints!
        Thanks for your prayer!

  37. Dearest St. Anthony,
    I pray to you with deep faith that you will watch over my dear husband and grant him to find a job he so deserves as he was laid off in May. He is a wonderful husband and father with strong faith in the Lord. He is a very hard worker and we lift this up in prayer and know that this set back is only temporary. With the grace of God, I pray to you, our Virgin Mary and all the angels and saints that you watch over our family through this trying time.
    Amen.

  38. St Anthony please guide VM in his life every single day, please help him to get all of his work up to date as his boss is coming to see him on Thursday, 3rd July 2014. Please allow the meeting with his boss to go immensely well and that his boss will be pleased with his progress at his office. PLEASE guide him, love him, protect him. Please may I also ask that you strengthen the loving emotional bond that we share as well as the spiritual connection that we share. Please allow there to be time for VM to spend quality face to face time with me, THANK YOU, AMEN

  39. Sacred heart of Jesus please let your will be done in me and through me that I am healed from this lymphoma cancer from lungs and from my body lord. Let it be your will that I don’t need to go through these chemo treatments. Let it be the only chemo that I experience is the sacred light in you. Keep shinning your light in me and wash away this cancer from my body with your sacred blood and tears. And I pray for my brothers and sisters out there dealing with physical, emotional, spiritual and financial pain out there. Continue bringing me closer to you love lord, teach me and keep me fearless, courageous and faithful Lord and to always believe in you because you’re in control and you will provide. In Jesus name I pray, Amen! Jesus, I trust in you.

  40. St. Anthony
    Please let Sierra’s leg infection go away, please let her get better everyday. Please let my little girl be alright.

    I love you!

    Paula

  41. Dearest ST ANTHONY, please help me, I have run out of money for food for my children and I and I have just calculated my budget and I am R2,000.00 short to cover all this month’s expenses. please help me to have a surplus of money so that I can pay for everything, thank you ST ANTHONY, amen

  42. ST ANTHONY I am desperate please make the back up work on my business laptop and sort the telkom business e-mail problems, please I beg you oh ST ANTHONY, I am feeling so anxious and depressed about there always being a drama with our telkom e-mail and internet. I surrender these problems to you and I BEG YOU TO PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME. thank you

  43. Please St Anthony pray for me I lost my son.Im so lost and lonely.Im very depressed.My son was my whole world.I miss him so is very much.Please send me a great person who very kind, caring sincere,honest has money money

  44. Dear St Anthony, as we are celebrating your feast today, i am here kneeling down to my Heavenly Father and his beloved son our Lord Jesus Christ. My beloved Saint Anthony, I call upon you to ask you to bring myself and O. S back together. Please bring more clarity into our relationship. Make our complicated relationship become uncomplicated. Bring more love, joy, understandings, passion and happiness into our relationship. Send O. S love, light and guardian angels. Fill O. S’s heart with much love for me and that he will love me forever. Make O.S forgive me for whatever mistakes I did and that he will trust me this time. I thank you for all you will do. I love you very much St Anthony.

  45. Dearest Saint Anthony,
    On day 7 of my Novena I thank you for the grace you’ve shown me through my troubles. Please help S restore to good health and keep her from harms way. Continue to hold A and M close to your heart and please let their trials be over swiftly. Pray for my Mom that she may also be restored to good health and please keep her from any further suffering. Pray that M finds an apt soon near school that is safe and clean. Let D and R see how hurtful they’ve been and let A rise above their trespasses against her. Please keep my family , friends, and beloved pets safe and healthy. Pray for all those who are suffering. Please help our country. Amen

  46. Hello,
    Thank you, for all this beautiful prayer of St. Anthony de Padua,
    I feel so good, saying the prayer for sharing to my family, friends,
    sickness, children special needs, enemy, lady my neighbor have a
    mental illness suffering , cancer, heartstroke.

    God Blessed
    Annie Bartolome

  47. please st. anthony thank u . tommorrow is ur day i will celebrate that day hope u will continue to help me ,and please help also my daughter to find a right ausbildung plats .

  48. Dear St. Anthony,

    You have never let me down. Please pray for M and A. Let them see the err of their bad choices and please help them from facing extreme punishments. Also pray for M, that she may find a safe, clean apt. to live in. Pray for Sue’s cousin with cancer and G and D. Pray for M at school . Please bless and protect my entire family and keep us close. Help me to better serve The Lord. Amen

  49. Saint Anthony, I call upon you to ask you to bring myself and M back together. Please bring more clarity into our relationship. Make our complicated relationship become uncomplicated. Bring more love, joy, understandings, passion and happiness into our relationship. Send M love, light and angels. Fill M’s heart with much love for me and that he will love me forever. Make M forgive me for whatever mistakes I did and that he will trust me this time. I thank you for all you will do. I love you