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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    Get money back from nephew that we help get started for his business.
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    • St. Anthony, please pray that same exact prayer for me. Also for protection against any evil or harm towards me and my family.
      And pray for my mom who is 84, and has dementia for a healing and she’s competent in every way.
      For my 2 daughters that are married to evil men, that the evil will leave them and they will be married to Godly men.

  3. St ANTHONY has been there for me all my life. When I was young my mother taught me to pray to St ANTHONY and there hasn’t been a time when I have reached out to him and the answer always camr. He is a powerful force for those who have the faith to believe in him.

  4. Please pray for us St Anthony ,I have been sick and ask that you please ask God to heal me and that another family member of mine is also sick .I want to be Healthy and Happy ..Please know I’m a good person with a good heart I know you are a wonderful Saint and will help me to ask God to help me to get better real soon …Thank you soo much for hearing me and for answering me

  5. Dear St. Anthony, please pray that my husband will be successful in getting this job as a family service advisor. He has his interview tomorrow. Please ask our Heavenly Father to bless him. Thank you.

  6. st anthony please pray for my soul mate ronnie that he is able ti find his way back home to me.. he is lost and stuck in some difficult situations that are keeping him from return home where he belongs .. please return him home to me and give him the power he needs to be able to return to me .

    in jesus name i pray


  7. Dear St Antony please pray for my husband to find a job, Its been two months since he lost his job. It very hard for us … in JESUS name . Amen

  8. Dear St. Anthony,
    Please pray for my unborn grandson. Please pray that he is healthy and free from any serious birth or genetic defects. Please pray that his bones are strong and growing normally and proportionally. Please pray that all his organs and systems be functioning properly. Please pray that he is born healthy and live a long healthy life. Please pray for his mother that she is well and that her c section surgery go well without any complications. Please pray that she recover quickly and completely without any problems. Thank you St. Anthony.

  9. My dear st antony… my daughter from the mental hardships she is facing now…..please pray to jesus to show her the way to escape herself and her husband from the perils they are facing now….show me the way to show her or tell her to follow so that they couldvlive a peaceful life…..take away the sins from them and forgive them….i know that if you forgive and bless them they will surely find a way to get out from this perils….pls pls help them to know you and pray with whole heart and belief…so that they will be blessed with a child …..pls pray for me and show me where i have gone wrong and turned face against you….help me to help my children…..