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. Dear st Anthony I pray for kindness, healing, protection, blessing I have a big problem about my immigration status it is now 17 years still fighting to stay I the uk I implore you to obtain for me the favour I seek I need a miracle. I know one day the power of GOD will brake through thank you.

  2. DearestSt Anthony, I pray for your divine healing of my son Arnold. My son suffers from mental illness and was drinking heavenly and now is incarcerated. I pray for healing so that he does not return to his old ways upon his release, his 2 daughters, 2 and 6 yrs old love and miss him very much. I love my son so much, I just want him to come home and be a loving father and son. I know that my son will be healed, and touched by Your miraculous healing.
    Thank you
    S. Sisneros

  3. Please St. Anthony, pray for me so that I maybe healed from brain Tumor that gives me daily headache for five years now. Since you are close to the King of Kings, ask God to forgive me my sins and have mercy on me. Amen

  4. Dearest St Anthony
    1 Pray that God will give my son a permanent job, long life and prosperity
    2. Pray that God will protect my grand children with long life and that they do well in school
    Pray that God will heal my medical problems, give me good health and financial breakthrough to keep out of debts.
    3. Pray that God will give me a financial miracle to get out of debts.
    4) Pray that I will not have to take an operation for medical problem.
    5) pray that God will send a good partner

  5. Great saint Anthony I am Praying for your divine help in the healing of my fertility issues so i may have a child I also need healing with my seizures i have been having due to stress so i dont have to take medicine anymore please help me over come these health issues Amen

  6. – I pray for that better paying job to be able to look after my children and my mom
    – may my father’s soul continue to rest in peace & may you forgive him any sins & accept his soul in heaven
    – i pray for all the sicks within the family
    – for Vimbai’s id to come out without any delays
    – for divine protection for Cornelius’ family Audrey, Mandi & Taga, for blesses upon blesses upon them in Jesus’ name
    – for my children Vimbai, Percy & Rumbi ‘s divine protection, bless them in their coming in & going out

  7. st.Anthony please do some miracle in m family life as well as in my job heal my father mother n my husband I really beg u my son should concentrate in his studies please show some miracle as ur close to god u know what a child should require please ark of the covenant show some miracle there should not be any fighting life should be filled with love n happiness towards me n my son

  8. Please Saint Anthony pray to our Father that will he forgive us for our sins and when it is time for him to call us home that we will rejoice in everlasting life with our Lord, Jesus Christ. I come to ask a great favor that you will please ask our Lord to send my husband a job soon, one that he can turn into a career. A job that will allow him to use the gifts and talents that our Lord has blessed him with. One that he can be proud of that provides for our family and allows him to be home at normal times as well. Please Father we ask this with the most contrite heart known to man.
    Amen!

  9. St Joseph, St Anne, St Monica, St Anthony, Blessed Mother please assist my children with their careers. Help Alie branch Aviation & Alex infantry, remain healthy, and graduate in May. Help Vicki succeed at her job, help her communication and frustration with Charlie improve, help her boss Matt look upon her favorably. And that her presentation goes well today . Help Nick succeed and be injury free at Coast Guard Bootcamp and in training.

  10. prayer for a job with health benefits, good pay, paid time off, no weekends, lord you know my reason why I ask for this.

  11. Please help me to find a job that Im happy to go to where I can survive financially and to be appreciated… I need this prayer to be answered thank you Saint Anthony for being my Saint of all saints I pray to you

  12. St Anthony, I pray for the financial situation of my family to turn around. I humbly ask for your intercession in my husband’s business venture/job search. We know the possibilities and pray that you plead for us for success beyond our imagination. We are desperate for help and hope to receive God’s answer to our Prayers soon. AMEN!

  13. St.Anthony,more than a year today I can’t find the ring my husband gave to me.Help me to find it.I’m not accusing the woman going to our house to do the laundry.Pls.help me.

  14. Dear St.Antony…i beg to pardon me and my family if knowingly or unknowingly hurted somebodys feelings. Wish to get strength to overcome problems that are now prominent. I have been paying visit to your shrine attend few novenad and wish everything will be fine.

  15. Dear St Theresa, St Anne, St Monica ,St Joseph , and Blessed Mother thank you for answered prayers. I ask for your prayerful intercession for my children and their careers. I ask that you guide Alie and help her complete her private pilots testing and branch Aviation on Nov 15. I ask that Alex branch Infsntry if that is Gods will. I ask that Vicki succeed and keep her job in Cali and her bosses look upon her favorably. I ask that Nick succeed and be safe in his new career in the Coast Guard. And I ask that they all grow closer to Christ -Amen.

  16. Dear St. Anthony, I desperately need a financial miracle before end of this week. I am so desperate St. Anthony. Please intercede for me to Jesus for a financial miracle. Plead for me to Jesus that I get some money to pay off the debts and the children’s school fees. Help me St. Anthony. Please help. Also soften the heart of that woman Betty Nanteza who took my money and apparently has refused to return it, that she returns my money. St. Anthony please help me in any way you can. I am on the wall. Plead for me St. Anthony. Thank you so much St. Anthony. Amen.

  17. dear St. Anthony, firstly I thank u for the miracle that u have worked in my life is giving gem of person my husband. I thank u for my married life guidance since we r married this year(21/01/17. Thanks for each n every person in my life(fly members too). secondly I have applied for UK dependent visa to join my husband n to support him in his thick and thin situations. please work a miracle in my life. please grant me visa by interceding to Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  18. Dearest St. Anthony,
    I have been trying to get something resolved in my life. I am a good citizen and responsible person who pays her bills on time. Unfortunetly, my taxes from 7-2017 got lost for my house – it comes out of my mortgage each month-although the mortgage company is trying to find where my money went in the meantime I am getting threatening letters from my tax office in my town. I have made several calls to the tax office and my mortgage company and to no avail have gotten nowhere. On top of it all, some of my tax mail has been going to a neighbor and today she left me an aggressive letter telling me to contact the post office. I believe she held some of my mail as spite. While I can try and rectify the mail situation I really need you to find my taxes that I paid from my mortgage company and have this resolved. Been upset today. Want this weight off of my shoulders.

    Blessings-
    Catherine R.

  19. I pray that St.Anthony would intercede on my behalf to God to locate and return my Stolen office laptop, which occured in the church alongside other items inside the bag that contained the laptop. I also seek his intercession for divine healing on my mothers health, my health, my sister and for marital blessings in my family this year. finally, for open doors and Gods Protection over my life.

  20. Dear St Anthony of Padua, please I ask for your intercession to find the money, which I had kept in my bag and travelled. This money got misplaced or stolen. Lord please I ask You to soften the heart of the person if the money was stolen and to return it back. You make it show up please. Please Jesus You know that it was hard earned and that I have no more money in my hand. I thank You Jesus and thank you St Anthony for interceeding for my request.

  21. Please dearest Saint Anthony intercede for us in the recovery from the damages inflicted on our house, property, finances and our health during and after hurricane Irma.
    Of this I ask through Christ Our Lord. Amen

  22. Dear St Theresa,St Anne, St Monica,St Joseph, St Anthony, and Blessed Mother , thank you for answered prayers. I ask for you intercession for my children. I ask that Alie is selected to branch Aviation and Alex selected infantry. I ask that they remain academically and physically strong and graduate in May. I ask that Vicki succeeds and keeps her job in Cali and her bosses look upon her favorably. And that she grows closer in her relationship with God. I ask that Nick start soon and succeed in the Coast Guard and he and Dot plan their future. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord-Amen.

  23. I HUMBLY AND FAITHFULLY PRAY TO SAINT ATHONY TO INTERCEDE FOR ME TO JESUS CHRIST FOR MY CHILDREN TO GET HOLY MATRIMONIAL AND TO KEEP MY FAMILY MORE COMITTED TO OUR RELIGIUS VALUES .IN JESUS NAME I PRAY

  24. Please St Anthony pray for my needs .I cannot see into mens eyes or women as I have been a sinner of lust watching bad movies drinking and doing all the bad things .Now Ilately i realised my sins and am repenting .Please I am bankrupt and have no hope .I feel like killing my self .I need your help and prayers .I need a job AND also to be free form fear and tormenting sprites who dont let me sit in peace .

  25. Dear God, we are desperate financially – please help my son J. to secure a well paying job. He has battled to secure a permanent well paying position. Please help my son K. with his finances/income as well ? God, you know how I have battled as a widow and single mother for the last 13 years – please help me again…I urgently need money to pay for my financial obligations and to clear my debt…help me please loving Heavenly Father? Please help my children and I ? Thank you Heavenly Father God, thank you. Amen

  26. Thank you so much Saint Anthony and Saint Joseph for finding my diamond from my engagement ring. I’m deeply grateful and can’t stop praising and spreading the good news about your divine intervention. Now all I need is a reasonably priced jeweller to reset it! Thank you. Love Amanda xx

  27. The home we were renting was being sold. We have had credit issues and didn’t believe we could get a loan. Thanks to St. Anthony, we got approved for a VA loan and with a lower interest rate. I asked St. Anthony if maybe the price could go down so it was more affordable. The VA appraisal came in $15k USD. The owners actually dropped the price for us so we could buy it! My brother and sisters also were at risk of losing their homes. They both, after facing numerous obstacles also got to stay in their homes, too! Thank you St. Anthony!!

  28. Please St Anthony pray for me and help me to recover my car which was stolen. Let those who stole my car has no peace until they give it back. Amen.
    St Anthony pray for us

  29. Dear St Joseph and Saint Anthony,
    Have mercy on me a sinner. I humbly ask for your assistance in finding the diamond that has fallen out my engagement ring. Although this is a material thing, what it represents is important to me. I thank you for the continual strenthening of my marriage of 13 years and the growth in the faith of my family, especially my little children. Thank you in advance. Love Amanda

  30. Prayer intentions
    1. To pass my Examination
    2. Pass all interviews to the Jesuits
    3. To be admitted
    4. to go through all medicals exams successfully

  31. Dearest Mary , St Anne, St Monica, St Joseph, St Anthony thank you for answered prayers. I ask for continued prayerful intercession for my children . Most importantly that Alie have an easy journey to WR for neuro tests and she tests very well. I ask that her branch packet be completed on time and she branches Aviation in Nov -God willing . I ask that Vicki keep her job and succeed there and her bosses Francesca and Matt look upon her favorably. I ask that Nick be guided in his decisions for the Coast Guard and he does well at training. I ask that all my children have a closer relationship with God. I ask this through Christ my Lord -Amen

  32. Saint Anthony supplicating for your miraculous intersession to find a way to finalize the sale of our vacant land. Its been in process for months, please remove all obstacles so that closing can take place at title company immediately. In Jesus name, may this come to pass for the Glory and honor to God. Thank you Saint Anthony, I will honor you. Amen

  33. St. Anthony pray for me to almighty God for coping with all my financial problem, may I resolve to have a good result the conversation with the landlord of flat today and we may continuously live in our house without any problems with the rent. Make you fill all the empty space in each of every room. In Jesus name I claim that all of this will happen in your grace. Amen

  34. Dear St Anthony, I pray for your intersession to our Almighty Father for healing of my left leg where surgery was done after fracture via motorcycle accident. I pray that I regain full use of that leg so that I can become completely functional and useful again. Amen

  35. Dearest St Monica, St Anne, St Joseph, St Anthony and Blessed Mother I thank you for answered prayers and ask for your prayerful intercession for my daughters. Especially Alie who need neuro medical tests. That she does very well on her tests at WR, her Aviation branch packet be completed on time and she branches Aviation in Nov. I ask that Vicki be guided on her career and job decisions, her bosses Francesca and Matt look upon her favorably and she succeeds at her job. I ask that Nick start his career in the Coast Guard soon and succeed there. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord-Amen

  36. I ask for guidance on my life, to help me this positive and have confidence in all that I do help me to find happiness in my life and to relieve my anxiety. I thank you for your love and compassion.

  37. Heavenly Father, St Anne,St Monica , St Joseph , St Anthony and Blessed Mother I ask for your intercession on behalf of my daughter Alie. I ask that she gets a flight to WR 9/12 for testing on 9/13. I ask that she does exceptionally well on her neuro tests and her branch packet is completed and sent on time. I ask that she branch Aviation if this is Gods will. Amen

  38. Dearest St Monica, St Anne, St Joseph, St Anthony, and Blessed Mother I ask for your intercession for my daughter Alie. Thank you for your intercession for her app on 9/13 at WR. Please continue to intercede so her medical tests there have above average results and her packet is completed and forwarded on time and she branches aviation in Nov. And she completes her PP license test and passes this month. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord. Amen

  39. Fear St Anthony of Padua in the name of Jesus and by Gods grace heal me with any kind of disease I have. And heal my child who is suffering from devil attack mass her not to perform well and be sick everyday. Am LSO suffering with financial problem. No job this is the sixth year. Ooh Lord I believe by your miracles all will be well. In the name of the father and Holly spirit Amen.

  40. This was a prayer I learned while in Catholic grade school and whenever it is recited, the lost object always seems to find its way back to the person praying.

    “Dear St. Anthony please come round
    something’s lost and must be found.”

  41. Please saint Anthony pray for my brother wife she need prayer , please she is due to put to bed please save her life and baby we need ur protection over Sarah my brother wife and baby, please grant her save delivery please destroy any spirit of death in her life and baby , please put the baby in a good position for birth and let her be healthy and the baby too Amen, please give us testimony over this .

  42. Holy St. Anthony, my request is for my health to be totally restored to normal. As I pray your novena let the Almighty God heal me through your miraculous prayer.
    Oh St. Anthony pray for me.

  43. Dearest St Monica, St Anne, St Joseph, St Anthony, and Blessed Mother I ask for your intercession for my daughter Alie. Help Al have an opportunity to speak to the Flight physician tomorrow. Help her get her app at WR soon and get cleared for her flight physical. Help her branch aviation in Nov. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord. amen

  44. Saint Anthony of Padua, thank you for interceding on my behalf to help me find my iphone. My prayer was answered and my iphone was found the next day.

  45. Dearest St Monica, St Anne, St Joseph, St Anthony, and Blessed Mother I ask for your intercession for my daughter Alie. I ask that her packet for her Aviation branch is complete and she branches Aviation. I ask that she remain healthy and strong and successfully complete her last year at WP. I ask that Vicki be guided on her career path and her bosses look at her favorably and she succeeds at her job. I ask that Nick be accepted and start the Coast Guard soon, Amen

  46. Dear St. Anthony, I pray my nephew finds his 2 phones so I don’t have to buy another for him and have it set up. He drinks a lot and is always losing his phone so I’m praying to you that he finds it quickly. St. Anthony please let him find it today or tomorrow so I don’t have to make a trip out.
    He was supposed to be going to rehab in early August but hasn’t been able to find an inpatient facility that has vacancies. I also pray that he finds a place quickly so he can find his lost soul.
    Amen.

  47. Please pray for me that I attain this job. I have completed my interview 20 days ago but I have not yet received a response. The interview went on very well. But don’t know why there is a delay in the response. I am hoping and praying that the response is positive. I am desperate for this job. Please st Antony intercede for me.

  48. I ask for prayer, I need the miracle of St.Anthony to put John Paul in my forever and for us to be united as a couple and love and respect each other for ever. I ask for this miracle for him to love me. Bring him to me forever

  49. st Anthony help my son royston to recovery from drug pls help me in my difficult times which i am facing i know u there for always help my parents as my mom is not keeping well and help in job also my staff harass me lot

  50. Dearest St Monica , St Anne, St Anthony , St Joseph , and Blessed Mother I ask for your prayerful intercession for my daughters. Vicki is in most need of your prayers- she is having a difficult time with her job and bosses in Ca. It has been very stressful for her this past year – please help her and guide her with her career. Help her relationship with God grow and her faith remain strong. Please help my daughter Alie complete her flight physical on time and branch Aviation. Keep her healthy and strong and have a successful final year at WP . help her find her passport soon. Help Dot and Nick with their future plans, please guide and direct Nick on his career and military goals. Of this I ask through Christ my Lord -amen

  51. Please pray that I have the strength to endure the pain that I feel from a relationship breakup. And if it is in God’s plan that we get back together for a loving union but if not, that I can just move on.

  52. Pray for my children (3) grandchild, 2 son -in -laws and myself a pending property issue to be solved and for hose in need of prayers

  53. Pray that every member of my family and I, including all our life partners fulfill our destinies and be who GOD want us to be.

  54. Dear St Anthony

    Please pray for our community outreach programme this Saturday.

    I pray whoever i asked to donate will give us a positive outcome. Dear St Anthony, whoever i asked for help, i pray right now, you will soften their hearts.

    The will not refuse, they will immediately react by depositing their donations. i pray the donations will come from north south, east and west.

    Help us Lord to make a way in helping these poor and undeprividged people. All sponsor will coming flooding from north south east and west.

    All the hardnen heart will reach out to our drive being a success i pray, in Jesus mighty name, the name above all names.

    Lord let your love surround us we pray.

    i thank you for success and open hearts in Jesus mighty name.

    Amen

  55. St.Anthony please pray for me to Jesus to get a Job in axis bank as assistant hr manager as soon as possible.
    I submitted my resume to HR of axis bank but they are not calling me for interview please kindly pray for me to Jesus to get a call or email regarding the schedule for an interview also to get a permanent job there..

    Praise the Lord
    Amen

  56. I am blessed by St. Anthony twice. first i had lost my daughter court case custody file while moving rooms at different locations and the second time I found my lost money I had collected over a period of time. I found the money in my lap top bag that was discarded by me. I did not expect the bag to be there anymore. The bag somehow appeared with all my belongings.
    Please pray for me for my daughters custody I am battling with my ex. for the third year.
    Thank you St. Anthony for the miracles you have showed me with.

  57. St. Anthony has helped me in so many way’s and is my constant companion.I rely on his help on a daily basis and thank him continually.St. Anthony intercede for me and my family.