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. Dear Saint Anthony,
    . Pls. help my sister this coming December 9,2015 there is a hearing of the court @ 8:30 a.m….pls. protect and guide here how to answer the question and she’s not a speechless…

  2. Please pray that our son will be granted primary custody of his child. Pray that he be victorious in the financial settlement and in the struggle against this evil. He is a good man and has us to help him. thank you Jesus.

  3. Dear St. Anthony, please pray for me to our Lord and pray for the the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary to find my lost jewelries and to identify who stole them so that my mind and heart will be in peace and I forgive whoever this person is, so I maybe able to help this person who I will include in my prayers. Thank you, St Anthony, you’ve always answered my prayer request. Please pray for me to the Lord, our God. Amen.

  4. My most adored St Anthony has protected me thru so many conflicts especially since my brain injury I am unable to understand my families and friends and am always misplacing and loosing articles.

  5. Prayers for my kids … For them to have faith in God !! For their education
    Morals n characters. My brother Victor my mother Teresa n grandparents
    I pray

  6. Dear St Anthony..plz protect my husband from all evil eyes as he is facing many problems this days…plz St Anthony protect n guide him everyday.. thank u St Anthony….

  7. Please help me find my wallet it has everything my SC drivers license insurance and money and my 3 pictures of my best friend sine birth you have always been there for me you have never failed me thank YOU GOD BLESS YOU ALONG WITH HIS BLESSED MOTHER AMEN

  8. Dear Saint Anthony,

    Thanks be the Lord, I am truly lucky for my life. I would ask your intercession for my sons to get a better career. My daughter will get into the Grad school she desire. Help my friend’s daughter-in- law get better and her son find a job.

    Help the people in Paris bounce back from the recent disaster.

    Thank you

  9. Thank you St Anthony .We are very grateful to you for your help and prayers. We cannot thank you and all the saints in heaven for your help and prayers. Please help US tomorrow. Please let there be no retrial. Please we beg you. Please help Timmy tomorrow and help US with our other problems. Thank you and god bless you all for your prayers and blessings and help.

  10. Dear Saint Anthony, pray for me and my wayward son that he may, like your son, turn from my sin and become a great saint for the glory of God.
    I pray for GM to refrain from his self-fish, self centre pity part ways. He can make or break his life into to a life that is pleasing to you.
    He is very thankless, no matter how much you sacrifice your life for him. Lord have mercy upon me. Intervene for my bleeding crying broken heart. Lord one day its his dad that gives me grief, the next day its this 16 yr old boy. His father and him are like minded, with no go and totally depend on me.
    No gratitude and feelings for me, use and abuse my kind nature. Just takes life for granted. Mighty father prince of peace, my son never return home today, you going to lead him and his foot steps home right this minute. You going to cancel his stone hearted stubborn spirit in Jesus mighty name. Lord hear my prayer and answer me now. This boy is so demanding, if he wants things and you say you will make a plan, he criticise us as parents.
    Lord mould and shape his damaged mind and heart, penetrate him with your power and love. Let your ministering angels surround him night and day in Jesus might name, the name that is above all names. Speak to him right now, and let your minister angels help him distinguish right from wrong.

    Be with us mighty Lord, rebuke my worries and help me know bcause you live we can face tomorrow. Give me assurance from your throne room of grace.
    Dear St Anthony pray for my precious son like you prayed as well as my husband and peace in my home, finance,job.

    I thank you in advance for answered prayers.


  11. St. Anthony, please intercede on my behalf….let me recover my lost connection with Eddie…let him contact me and let us begin again in a new place beginning our happily ever after.

  12. pray to st .Antony that he should kindly help me get back my phone that got lost before it could complete 1month from the date of purchase
    st.Antony pls help me to find it back .amen

  13. Please .pray for financial .lost my business now have very hard time not enough money to cover rents and bills.trying to re open a elderly care in my house but no sign of it can’t even get on elderly patient to take care in my house room and boarding to add financial opening doors .this is only job I know .iam a caregiver.please pray for me and my children.this is my petition to St Anthony.thank you.

  14. Pray through St Anthony to God to help us retrieve our lost things. Come home to find our home burgled through the connivance of the Househelp and her boyfriend. Lord touch their hearts and let them know you.