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!


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 st Anthony am asking u to look over me and my family put us far away from problems worries and give us good health to take care of my family am waiting patiently to hear some good news about my immigration papers give those that are going through it knowledge and understanding so they make the decision to get through.amen

  2. Dear st Anthony I pray to u that you guide and protect my family from all danger and harm .guide and protect my husband my kids and my self put us far from trial and tribulation as am going through some immigration paper may I get through with what I am trying to achieve so that I will be able to travel with my family members guide and protect those who are dealing with the papers so that wthey will make the right decision on it look over us all and remove this fear in me cuz sometimes I feel like am giving up on everything guide am in and out and my family ups and down .i make this prayer in ur name amen

  3. Dearest St Anthony please intercede on my behalf for a miraculous healing of my brain tumor/cancer.
    Thank you for any help
    Maureen mother of Alyssa

    • Dear SAINT ANTHONY, Saint Jude, Saint Rita, Saint Philomena, Saint Gregory of Neocaesarea, Saint Joseph, Mother Mary, St. Padre Pio, Saint Anne, Mother Teresa, Saint Francis, Sacred Heart of Jesus, please I beg of you to please pray for Maureen – I pray for God to provide a 100% healing for her. Please hear our prayer, thank you for helping and healing Maureen. amen

    • Dear SAINT ANTHONY, Saint Jude, Saint Rita, Saint Philomena, Saint Gregory of Neocaesarea, Saint Joseph, Mother Mary, St. Padre Pio, Saint Anne, Mother Teresa, Saint Francis, Sacred Heart of Jesus, please I beg of you to please pray for Maureen – I pray for God to provide a 100% healing for her. Please hear our prayer, thank you for helping and healing Maureen. amen

  4. Thank you for finding our missing son, please bring him back to,us if it is Gods will. Tomorrow is his birthday and he needs a miracle,thank you St Anthony

  5. Saint ANTHONY these days I’m fully broken in 16 years of my marriage my husband cheated on me 6 time.everytime I forgave him n tried to start in a new way but in I am separated please guide me st anthony to forget him completely so dat i can take care of my children cos my son is in 9 std I have to give more attention n daughter is in 5th std so please pray for me to Lord jesus christ.i I need your support very badly.thankyou st Anthony very .THANK YOU JESUS love u jesus praise u jesus

  6. Dear Saint Anthony,

    Please help me regain Money from Bad Investment Decision which I
    made when I was Sick….It was most of my Retirement Fund. I am beside Myself and not Feeling Well at all.

  7. Thank you St. Anthony for your blessings.. I came to you for help for getting back my money from some fraudulent immigration agents. This money was given 2 years back…With your blessings, I was able to get back the amount in full without having to go for legal action. This is no less than a miracle…Thank you so much…Please continue to bless us and keep our family safe and protected..Thank you Lord, Thank you St. Anthony.

  8. Thank giving to ST. ANTHONY
    I thank you my patron saint for the great job in this difficult moment of time with a good salary n all loving people around I am also sorry fir the delay of send in my thanks giving please forgive me st. Anthony for this great mistake. I like to write down thus great n important request a partner for my daughter soon as she has crossed her 30’s please find her a partner and I shall serve you all my life as I always did and will continue to do. Whisper my prayers into tgr ears of Infant Jesus who loved to be folded in your arms one word from thee and my pray will be grante. Thank you St. Anthony for all
    my past miracles with all my heart please save me from my enemies from home n outside in Jesus Name Amen

  9. SAINT ANTHONY PLEASE I BEG YOU TO PRAY FOR ME. Dear God, please help my son K, he seems to have started smoking even though his father (my husband) died from cancer. God I beg you to stop his smoking and excessive drinking with his friends and especially T. I pray for healing of the situation which is really upsetting me. Thank you God for healing and helping in this situation. Amen

  10. Dear God, thank you for all the past, present and future miracles and blessings that YOU have bestowed upon me. Please may I ask that you help me in my current financial situation, I have been retrenched from my job and I ask that you help me to create a successful website and business in order that I may work from home doing work that honours You God and promotes devotion and glory to You. Please also help me to receive UIF payments, help me to retrieve the important e-mail communique that has “vanished” from my sent items for the period 26 April 2016 – 20 June 2016 ? Please also help my children K and J in their lives. Please guide and lead them and protect them ? Please also help J to earn monies from his modelling as well as help BOTH K and J to pursue the career that YOU wish him to be in. Please help my children with Divine Direction in their lives. Please also guide PBFMVMSB to romantically commit to me – GOD PLEASE heal and help our relationship, Please also help my parents financially – please help Dad to receive commission payments in order to help them ? T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U GOD for always helping this widow, her children, her family, friends and loved ones. amen.

  11. St. Anthony, please help me get approval to teach from the government department. I am getting anxiety attacks about being jobless. I need your miracle to support my family and for my own sanity. I am going through the worst time of my life. I beg forgiveness from the Lord for any past transgressions and beg for a new start with your help. Please send this miracle my way soon.

  12. Thank you St Anthony for Favours already granted.Myboy friend and I have split up due to a misunderstanding created by me.Pls help us to get back together and be happy again in our relationship and bless us to get married.

  13. Please Saint Anthony bring my kitty home. I am heartbroken and you are my only hope in finding her.
    I’ve dedicated my life and career to caring for others, as a mom and a nurse.
    I try to be a better person every day. Please bring my kitty home, so I can smile again. So my heart can heal.
    Thank you & AMEN

  14. Please pray for my daughter Priscilla Boisvert that is caught up in a sect and has cut all contact with her family, it’s been 3 yrs. Pray that God may open her eyes, deliver her from this sect and reconcile her with her family.
    Thank you

  15. Thank you St Anthony my latest scan shows that the cancer has reduced in size again. Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you, Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for us. St Anthony please hear and answer our prayers Amen

  16. Dear St. Antony thank you for being with us whenever we need you. St. Anthony please give me financial blessing to seviver my Life. Bless my husband to live in Gods love. Bless Children to live in christian way and guide them where ever they are. Bless my parents and siblings especially my sister to get a christian Life partner. Bles my house to be full of love and Peace of God, Amen. St. Anthony pray for us.

  17. Pls,St.Anthony help me to recover all my lost quality opportunities and belongings and pray for me to obtain a divine establishment in JESUS NAME.AMEN.

  18. I have been cheated by an immigration company. I have lost money two years back and I have been following up for them to return my money. St. Anthony please intervene and help me get my money back. I will keep praying so you can help me receive the money I have lost to some cheating company. Thank you and Praise you St. Anthony.

  19. Recovery of lost documents/photos
    Hearing/health and education enlightenment to children
    Finances/new job for husband
    thank you St.Anthony I invoke your name

  20. St. Anthony, saint of miracles. Im in desperate need of your help. Please help me pray that I may be able to take the qualifying exam this year and be able to pass it. When Im browsing the net I saw a prayer of devotion to you, in this time of uncertainty, I found you St. Anthony. I already recieved the first miracle, and that is finding you, to help me in this struggle. I will keep on praying and will keep my faith in you…In Jesus name. AMEN.

  21. Thank you St Anthony for all favors you have granted us in the past like jobs, finding life partners and many lost items.
    I am asking again to grant this family good jobs where we can serve our God. Also find my children and grandchildren good spouses where love , motivation and respect flourish. I am also asking for all of us to live a life with Jesus, Mary and Holy Spirit.
    Please give us health so we can be positive and the productive.
    Help me and my siblings in dealing with my fathers estate and let us find every document and bank statements that are relevant to find justice in this hard endeavor.
    May our lawyer and judge find the best solution and that it can be carried out.
    Thank you God , thank you St Anthony once again.

  22. Please pray for that I have been cheated by a foreigner telling that he will get me a job in UK and I have lost around 7 lakhs . All his contacts are not reachable to me. Please pray that the amount that I have lost , I should work and gain back as soon as possible and return to the people from where I have borrowed. I also place my daughter into your hand and you take care of her admission which I am suppose to pay by next month. I trust in you that you will bring me back to my old position.

    Thank you St. Anthony.
    All Honour and Glory , Praises to you O lord Jesus .

    • God have mercy on you and help you in your time of need. Mother Mary look over you and heal your hurt heart, help return you to financial health and give you peace. In our Lord Jesus’ name, I pray.

  23. Requesting prayers for my husband to be blessed with a great job with a peaceful work environment… Thank you st Anthony for praying for my husbands vertigo problem he had few days back….praise God he is healed now..


  25. St Anthony I would like to thank for all the good things you have done for me I was in deep debts and you and you pulled the anxiety attacks on me
    Please look after my son and do look after him

  26. Dear St. Anthony. Thank you so very much for helping my family and me find things always. I again ask for a miracle from God through your intercession, for my grandson to find his Ro watch, that was either lost or stolen. It not only holds significant monetary value, but also keepsake value. Also, Dear Lord, through St. Anthony’s intercession, and if it is your will, please heal neighborhood strife and dislike toward my grandson, daughter, and myself, and bring my children and grandchildren many friends who are good for their salvation and vice versa. Please pray, St. Anthony also that God may bring my children and grandchildren beautiful life partners, men and women of God, spouses who will support, protect, provide, and love. And may my c and g/c be good industrious, living spouses also.
    Peace, love, cooperation, understanding, and Wisdom in our family. I begin my Novena today. Praise God. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, St. Anthony.

  27. Happy Feast Day St Anthony. I know you are a miracle worker. I need a miracle more then ever i need a financial breakthrough that I can have my own place to live with my son. Thank you St Anthony

  28. Thank you St Anthony for answered Prayers.
    They have confirmed that my husband promotion will take place this Friday effective from April. He will move to a new department next month!!

    Baby no 2 is on the way!! We found out today on your feast day. Glory to Jesus

  29. I pray through the intercession of Saint Anthony of Padua, for the choice of a life partner. I pray that every spirit of promise and fail, disappoint will be gone. I wish to give a testimony to God for having granted me this intention through Christ our Lord, Amen.

  30. Dear Saint Anthony Wishing you a very happy feast. Please help my daughter find her life partner. Please pray to Infant Jesus for her. Thank you Saint Anthony.

    • St. Anthony’s I asked you to help me in my Endeavors grant me health and strength in Jesus Almighty me and my children would move to Atlanta in Jesus mighty name guide us and protect us from all our enemies and Grant me this check from the court in Jesus mighty name we go in peace in peace good health and and strength in Jesus mighty name I thank you

  31. Dear St.Anthony ,i am again pleading to You to please help my son get a decent job that is suitable for him.Please, help him to recover his lost job.Please, intercede Lawrence to the most Holy Infant Jesus to please help him find the best job with excellent benefits .Thank You St.Anthony
    and please pray for us.

  32. Dear St. Anthony, I pray that I may be successful in my job applications, that my son does well in his exams and that my wife finds healing from her health challenges, Amen

  33. I am praying to St. Antony,asking your intercession that give us healthy reproductive and over all healthy so my wife can consive again,in the name of JESUS.
    Praying for us so we can forgive those who hurting us. Give us more love and patince so we can share with others.
    St. Antony please pray for us

  34. Oh St Anthony
    Please look after my son I get very very Angry in sending him to church
    Please advise me what to do .
    Please look after my wife in her workplace problems and all the bad time in my life

  35. St. Anthony my patron saint, the wonder worker. As celebrate your feast tomorro. Please intercede for me God’s mercy and forgiveness, the grace of humility,love and patience. Dear st. Anthony I stayed 4yrs at home since after my weac looking for admission. Please pray for me that the two exams am about to take on 18june and the other one will favor me, that I will get admission and have the course to say thank you Jesus and honour in assembly of God’s people. St Anthony pray for us

  36. Oh holy st. Anthony patron of plentiful harvests i am praying through that God Almighty may soften the hardened of all the management and staff at my present employer that through them God Almighty may grant to me that significant rise on my salary,fuel allocation,airtime allocation,funeral cover,even better medical aid contributions by my employer,so may God help me,St. Anthony pray for me.

  37. Shortly after starting a novena to St. Anthony my prayers were answered. For three years I have prayed for friends for one of my children, but it seemed to no avail. Almost immediately after starting the St. Anthony novena my child has been getting together with this one friend daily! Thank you, St. Anthony, for finding my child a friend! I am eternally grateful!

  38. Saint Anthony de Padua ,
    I am praying for guidance help me to survive for all my problems, i am having a hard time for this, i have faith in you,i pray for my plans to go visit my family, if it gods will and with the help of you and all the angels saints that i prayed thy will be done, guide me to the things that i want to say not to lie anymore to the whom I love…

  39. St. Anthony restorer of lost items, I turn to you in this time of great need. Please help restore the stolen laptop and phone of my brother. With your intercession, please help the police to track these lost items. To God all things are possible. Please St Anthony come to our help.

  40. pray that the papers be sorted for my son g and broker can work with sort out budget and get a fair one,that my son speak and understand more,be healthy and happy.

  41. St. Anthony, pls hear my prayers, pls help me find or return the camera of my friend that was lost because of me. Pls help me recover from this devastating situation that happened. With the help of the lord our God, pls have mercy in me, pls help me that i may find back the camera that i lost. Im just a young kid dear father god, i dont have the ability to payback and return the things that i have lost. Pls help me father god and st. Anthony. I promise to continue being a good person and to offer a prayer or novena to you st. Anthony, i beg and pray to you, in the name of the lord. Amen!

  42. St. Anthony, our patron saint please pray for me, please help us find the lost mobile and make the person guilty to surrender it so that we will all be free from this problem and be at peace. May our boss forgive him as our Almighty Father forgive.

  43. St. Anthony please pray to our Lord Jesus for healing for my sister who is very sick.
    I know that there is nothing impossible with our Lord if it His will. I ask you also my dear Saint to help us find a caring and responsible person to provide care for my sister.
    Whisper into the ears of our infant Jesus my request.

  44. St Anthony you are patron Saint of lost things. Thank you for assisting me in finding things that were lost. I pray that all children that have disappeared will be found through your intercession. Guide them safely back home. Especially the little child who was abducted from Rusthof today.

  45. Lily [email protected] says:

    Please dear God
    Help my son sale his house soon

  46. St. Anthony, I request you to help me recover my lost business items or the money from my friend. Please
    intercede for me for her heart to be touched over the pain am going through because of the items and return them or send me the money of the items sold already. I trust that Jesus will help me. Thank you St. Anthony for your help. pray for my soul to forgive and always keep faith in Jesus. Amen

  47. Dear St.Anthony,i am pleading to You and to the Holy Infant Jesus to please,help Lawrence to find a job that fits his educational skills.Please help Megumi too,to find a full time job, that can sponsor her a working visa.St.Anthony please whisper to Infant Jesus my honest request. Amen
    St.Anthony pray for us

  48. St.Anthony, our patron saint, thru your intercession may God give mom more strength to endure her sickness and to continue her dialysis. You are the Saint of miracles. I’m begging to cure my mother.

  49. Saint Anthony de Padua ,
    I am praying for guidance help me to survive for all my debts, i am having a hard time for this battle , i have faith in you.. i pray for my plans going to singapore if it gods will and with the help of you and all the angels saints that i prayed thy will be done … i am always praying of freedom of Dan please give his freedom thy will be done… guide me to the things that i want to say not to lie anymore to the people i love.. give me blessings that i may fullfiil my obligations to my debts here in the office.. i am having an anxiety worry fear every day .. but i know with the help of your guidance and blessings thy will be done.. In the name of the lord saint anthony here my prayers.

    • I think that is a wonderful intention. Thank you for sharing it… You gave me a wonderful succinct intention for this year’s Novena, because now more than ever, that is so true!!!

  50. I pray for pg to find a good job and that his wife be willing to relocate if necessary.
    For dg to do good in this internship.
    For ag to decern his relationship with his girlfriend.

    For my sons to come back to the church

  51. I am praying for the restore of my mortagage jewelery and court case of a property dispute my I prosper in this dispute successful settelement

  52. Please am running my masters degree for five years now. Please help me ask St Anthony to help me obtain the grace to round it up this 2016 in Jesus name Amen

  53. Dear St Anthony Please help my husband Umesh to get a job immediately as he is jobless for last 8 months and we are in bad state of financial.

  54. Please help us to enjoy ourselves as we are all meeting after a very long time for a friends birthday. All of us should attended it. I should be able to make a beautiful lamp shape for my friend it is not happening.

  55. Prayers for all children who have answered their SSC Board Exams 2016…Specially for my son…Please St. Anthony Bless Him Guide Him and above all pray that he gets a good percentage so he gets into a good college. He is not the studious type that’s why please intercede for him to Our Lord Baby Jesus. ..

  56. Dear Saint Anthony. I am praying your Novena every Tuesday which is held after Holy Mass. I am praying that you please help my daughter finds her life partner soon .thank you. Saint Anthony.

  57. I am praying for my son to have friends. It breaks my heart that he is not invited to events nor that no one calls him and befriends him. Please, give him the gift of friends. Even Jesus had friends. Everyone needs friends.

    • I also need prayer to find friends and that they are loyal and does not treat me like an outcast. In and out of church.

  58. Dear God, please assist me with the following please – liberty medical aid refund : 76389667. God Please cancel / terminate and dissolve my Admin Order 10003/22009 that I have paid for 8 years with immediate effect so I have a perfect credit record and be debt-free. God please assist me to receive UIF payments since my Employer retrenched me. I am a 44 yr old widow and have battled financially for the last 12 ½ years since my husband died from cancer, I beg your help God for me to finally get on top of this financial stress and clear / settle all of my debt so I can start afresh. Please pray for me and my children – lead me / guide me and show me the way to receive a monthly / reliable / dependable income which shall allow me to work from home whilst encouraging devotion to you God? Lord please help me to create a lovely website in order that I can work from home and promote/encourage devotion to God and to also provide a safe / loving home for my children, cats and I ? God please open the way for me to have financial security and to be debt free I beg you. Please help me in my relationship with PBFMVM, please renew our love/adoration for one another, please heal our relationship with God’s divine healing and I ask that you GOD are always with me to comfort me and calm me. Please also guide / help PBFMVM in all areas of his life and at work. God I surrender my entire life, mind, body, heart, health and soul to you – please help me, guide me and lead me & my children? Please help my children KMG and JIG to be successful, happy and healthy whilst enjoying the work that they do and allow them to both have health, wealth, prosperity, love, peace, harmony, joy, happiness and YOUR DIVINE love, guidance; leadership, miracles, blessings and protection in their lives for all eternity. Please bless my cousin MJD for helping my when I needed help. Thank you that you sent TLH to live with us so as to share the rental costs. PLEASE allow the DGL to accept that I can only pay the outstanding rent that RG owed over time ? Thank you, thank you to you God, Jesus, Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Anne, Saint Joseph, Saint Pio Padre, Saint Jude & Saint Anthony, and God for always coming to my assistance in all areas of my life and the lives of my children, family and friends. Thank you for all the blessings & miracles in my life. Thank you looking after my beloved husband GG in heaven and all my other loved ones in heaven. thank you, Amen

  59. During my first Novena, I asked for health resoration in several areas. A noticful positive reaction has occurred. Thank you , St Anthony