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. Dear St. Anthony,
    With your intercession, please my sister VV to find a permanent job, she went to a second career studies and graduated but, has been out of job 3 yrs. ago now… please give her the courage to be more strong physically, emotionally and mentally. As well as my daughter she should be at school, I want to see her with a good future.
    Thanks for your helps and prayer!

  2. Dear st.Anthony,
    Please help me my husband is awful way very unhappy with a alot
    Nothing goes right for him ,but it does he just doesn’t see it. He makes it the worst life in the world

  3. Dear saint anthony
    Please help me find a right job.with good timing and salary and the job that i will love to do.you have always helped me.all i need is a miracle as i have few days left to stay in this country.please help me.i beg of you.thank you.

  4. Please Saint Anthony, I really need help to pay my bills and find a residence to live. I need to help my children and my family with school and their development. I need another job, part time to help do this, in Jesus name i ask , Amen.

  5. dear saint anthony pl pl listen my prayer i need a job very badly you are a saint get a miracle for me that i will get a job near my place and good pay and suitable work for me my husband 4th death anniversay will come . before 22nd may please get me a job no earning members in my family i dont want to depend on any body i want to work hard and get the money please do for me in the name of my late husband i haveto pay my loan amount

  6. Dear Saint Anthony,help me pray to God to heal the pain in my two big toes.Protect us all in harm and sickness.Protect my husband and my daughter all the time.I want to have plenty of money to help my sister who is in need.A speedy help from Loving God,don’t let me wait for so long.

  7. please pray for my son and daughter mental illness my grandson who is paralised cant talk my daughter bowels for me to have peace of mind

  8. Dear st Anthony please help my mother who has dementia not to decline. She believes in you and always prayed to you for your guidance.

  9. We miss our daughter and would love for her to move back into the area. Also, our son is ready to settle down and have a family of his own, please help him in finding a spouse .

  10. St Anthony I pray that you rebuilt a friendship that I had for years with SFM. the friendship is now lost and I have no idea what happen between us. if I said something that hurt his feelings I didn’t mean to do that. please ST Anthony soften his heart and help him put his pride down and forgive me. I Love him and really miss him. please help me to be able to rebuilt our friendship and that he contacts me.pray for us St Anthony.

  11. Dear Saint Anthony,
    I am unemployed already few months. Leavening in another country without family and everyday I face many difficulties and I am scared.I love job in tourism hospitality and I worked always hard lots of hours and gadder lots of experience.Situation in country where I am based now is difficult and difficult is even to find the job and position which I wish to get.Please help me to find the suitable job even if I will need to travel again and change the country.
    Thank you so much.

  12. Dear St. Anthony,

    I make these 13 Tuesdays novena to ask you for safety of my job, my daughter’s job my husband private work my son BBA education completion with success and my daughter MBA completion with success.

    Please shower your abundant blessings on us, keep us in good health safe from all bad sickness, dangers, enemies, evils and accidents.

    I pray for success for my to be son in law and to be daughter in law in their studies, their work, keep them safe from all bad sickness, enemies, dangers, evil and accidents. Please protect us all under your care.

    Amen

  13. St Anthony please help my friend recover his money & documents that were stolen from him so he can return back to the US soon.
    He is very scared and may have to live & beg on the. Streets in Nigeria soon as he has no money & no one to help

  14. Since I was young I always turn to St Anthony. It was my mum who told if I pray to St Anthony he will answer my prayer and I did, still doing. St Anthony have answer many of my prayer and today once again I need his help. St Anthony Please help my husband to get a good job he needs your help. Please answer his prayer and mine Please help him to find a good job soon.

  15. I grew up watching my mother taking down an image of St. Anthony and putting it upside down when she had lost or misplaced something and needed to find it. She would just ask St. Anthony to help her find it. I remember vividly that she always did!

  16. Please pray that saint Anthony helps my friend recover TODAY the documents & money stolen from him as he is stranded in Nigeria and is very frightened. He needs to b back in the US by Monday or he will kill himself since the embassy and police will not help him.

  17. St Antony, please pray for me
    I have lost my passport . It has been mimore than 4months now and I tried all possible things to retrieve it but of noo good. Oh St Antony please pray to God to change the minds of the o e who is holding it so they hand it over to me. I cant go back and continue my studies without it and i see my whole life shattered in front of me. I have heard that u perform miracles please help me.

  18. Please St Antony
    I have lost my money last 3weeks
    Please touch that person heart with a prayer so that he come and give my money back.
    I love you St Antony and trust you.
    Amen

  19. Sweet St Anthony my husband and I feel lost. We’ve lived in this apt for 12 yrs, and now it’s being renovated by the new owners and will be rented for alot higher price. We need a nice size 2 bedroom apt. Asap. We’re exhausted looking for one we can afford. You’ve never let me down St. ANTHONY. Hear my plea.

  20. Please let my husband and I be in a better financial state. Please let him get that promotion at work and may we be able to become in a better financial state soon. Please let my worry go away soon.

  21. Please intercede for me that I may find my lost self, heart, will and faith. Please find it for me I am lost at heart and will in life and faith. You Are the patron saints of the lost items and maybe far more than that, lost in life faith, spirits, in doctrines, of so many interpretation of Christianity, please I am one, intercede for me, and those in the same way having a hard time struggling as I am, particularly Catholics who have been indoctrinated radically caught fallen in misery with our own faulty please find us and heals us through Our Lord Jesus Christ that We may come to a full recovery from this. Amen. In our helplessness please confirm to us that that you are there to help us. We are hurt in mind and spirits, for we no longer understand where to stand, plays recover for us the heart of faith. Amen. That we may experience once again the through spirit of faith in our real circumstances. Help us, pray for us we need your help, in this times when of so many truths and we find ourselves untrusting anymore, even in religion. As patron of the lost we recommend ourselves to you.

  22. St. Anthony please pray and intercede for me for healing and recovery from nervous breakdown, I am totally lost and confused in everything, I am a revert catholic from evangelical to freelance believer, now torn and broke mentally, emotionally and spiritually, from a very hurting relationship which affected so much my stand in faith. Please intercede for whatever that is lost within me to recover in the faith. May you plead and pray for me amen. Thank you.

  23. Please pray for restoration of my relationship with GRM, pray that all obstacles to our marriage will be destroyed in Jesus name. Amen

  24. Dear saint anthony
    Help me with my money problems i have many things happening that are important to me and need money to do them so asking for your help
    Thank you xx

  25. We are missing our daughter so very much and wishing she would move back into the area closer to home. Please help our wishes become reality. Also our son would like to settle down, marry and start family. Please help him find his perfect mate.

  26. Dear St Antony
    I know am not the best example of what a good Christian must be like, I have a lot of sins that I am yet to get rid of, but please I desperately need my wallet back together with all its contents. I know that I don’t have the strongest faith but I need you to help me recover not only my wallet but my faith.

  27. Dear saint anthony de padua please help me to have my son justin to get his passport right away without any problems ….Please whisper to the ear of baby jesus for me to grant my wish amen…..Thank you in advance saint anthony de padua

  28. Dear saint anthony de padua please help me to have my son justin to get his passport right away without any problems ….Please whisper to the ear of baby jesus for to grant my wish amen

  29. Dearest and most holy St. Anthony,
    The love of my life is dealing with many obstacles financially but more importantly with his health. His illness is severe and without properly taking care of himself and eating right, he will be hospitalized (again)! I have many prayer requests, for myself as well but want to prayer directly to you for him. Please heal his body of this awful destructive illness and the recent depression that has occurred. He is withdrawn and because we have our separate homes I cannot be with him 24/7 to ensure proper eating and mess are being taken as prescribed. I know all things are possible with our loving Father God and Lord Jesus in our hearts. Not only do I pray for his full body healing but I pray that he finds true happiness in his heart knowing God is love and to be saved. I love you St. Anthony of Padua. Thank you so very much.

  30. I love these Novena’s. I keep them going every tenth day. I believe my heart is sorting and I feel closer to God. So much to pray for!

  31. Please pray for my brother, he has two small children. He (Lloyd J. Parker Jr.) is the kindest man I know. He is now suffering from Colin Cancer. Pray for his life.
    God bless you all!

  32. The first Novena I have ever prayed was to St Anthony.
    Our computer drive crashed/failed and we lost everything – including the last 3 years worth of photos, which included all of those of our son who just turned one. I was devastated. I felt almost foolish praying for something that seemed so inconsequential in the grand scheme of the state of the world, but I was heartbroken thinking about what we had lost. On the day I started the Novena we had just been told that the original shop we took our computer to could not retrieve anything, nor could the data recovery specialist they had sent it to. Three days in we got a call saying the DRS was going to try something else and he was sure he could recover at least some of our data. Today, on day 7, we got a call saying they had recovered 15gb of data! We won’t know what exactly was recovered until we pick it up but I am so very thankful that all is not lost.
    Thank you St Anthony!

  33. Dear St. Antony

    Please help my son Peter and fiancé Katy find a home they can afford and for my son to keep his job. They have been trying for so long and are so anxious.

    • Yesterday Peter and Katy put a deposit on a house to be built in September. Thank you for your intercession.

      Please could you pray for Peter to keep his job as he may loose it if he doesn’t make any sales. Then he may loose his new home. Thank you.

  34. St.Anthony’s and in the name of Juses., I’m family has come to end where my husband is trying to divorce me.. O! Lord pls help me to protect my family. My husband Tharanga Withanage is not looking at me even he is very angry with me for a big mistake I did, I never ment to hurt since he was my love and life I had. Pls god make his heart melt for me and make his angry away from his heart. Make him talk to me I want my husband back in my life pls god give him back to me I can’t live without him. In the name of Jesus I promise I will die if he doesn’t talk to me. I want his love once again to my life. Pls let him forgive me and I promise you St.Anthony’s I will never do the mistake what I did once again in this life. So pls make Tharanga call me. I’m waiting for him AMEN

    • Yumi chang,

      Please dont worry too much. As long as you repent your mistake God will definitely see your tears. Please pray the rosary also as Jesus performed his first miracle upon His Mothers request. Please pray to Mother Mary as the Rosary is so powerful. Trust me it will turn your life for good.

      I will also pray for you dear. may heavenly peace be with you..

  35. Dear Saint Anthony, Help my family that needs employment. Prayer for my family that have health issues. Saint Anthony thank you. God is great .

  36. Thank you Dear St. Anthony for leading me to a wonderful doctor to help heal me on my journey back to divine health. This was an answer to my prayers through the intercession of St. Anthony and this doctor believes as we do that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and is a miracle gift from God that we must nourish and treasure. And thank you to St. Michael for the clear guidance to recognize that God and St. Anthony
    opened this door for me to walk through. p.s. The doctor’s name??
    Dr. Anthony ——God’s abundant blessings to all!

  37. St. Anthony,

    I pray that I would get a job in keeping with my qualifications and experience. Please pray that my family will be able to bear with me until I get a decent job, that until I get this job, we as a family will be able to meet the bare needs for existence. We are not rich, we do not have a lot of money. I need to do a job since both my children are still studying. Our hopes are that both of them will do well in life. Thank you for all the many blessings that you have given us in the past. Amen

    • Kumudu chaturika,

      You will definitely get a job very soon and it will be worth this waiting. Please pray the St Joseph novena too along with the prayers to St Antony. You may please recite the rosary as well. No mother turns a deaf ear to her children , so imagine what Our Holy Mother can do for us. My sincere prayers for you. Stay blessed. Your family will be protected and cared.

  38. Dearest St Anthony,

    Please pray and interceed for me to receive a job offer from that company which I applied to very quickly. Please pray for me that God sends the man He has chosen for me my way very soon so everyone will know that God answers prayers.

    Thak you for your prayers. May God’s Name be praised. Thank you Jesus!

  39. Dear St. Anthony,
    Please help us find our kitten who had been lost for 3 weeks now. Help him find his way home. We misses him so much.
    Also, help me in my financial difficulties. I am jobless for more than a year now and ever since life had been difficult to me and my children. I pray that I get accepted in the company I applied to. Amen.

    Thank you for your intercession.

  40. dear st. Antony please be with us all help my son finish all his exams in proper time come out with to be a good engineer , give him good health long life . help my daughter small son .let them pass without any fail marks ,give them good health long life. help my joe with long good health. help me in my work give me peace takeaway all bad clouds which took my peace of mind. never let me get discouraged in front of others. be with us all. help us with money health your blessing. thankyou for being with us.

  41. march 15, 2015
    Dear St.Anthony,
    Please help me find my precious medal of Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception and so my beautiful cross with circonia stones with an emerald in the center. These two treasure items are my precious possessions for years which I kept in a safe place and worn alternately. I look every drawers and places where I kept them but they are no where to be found. Please dear St. Anthony help me find them.
    Thank you dearly St. Anthony!
    Praise be to God!
    In Jesus name,
    rjd

    • Rjd,

      I feel sorry to hear that. Please pray the prayer for the lost to St Antony and you will get the medal and the cross. I will pray that you will get a good job very soon. The best comes to those who wait. Just trust and pray and experience the miracle that comes your way. God bless

  42. Dear St. Anthony,

    I need to quit my job so gave me strength to tell my boss in the right matter or way. My son and I need to find a path and career in life that bring us happiness. I feel we are both losing our soul in our jobs. St. Anthony we need you to intercede for our behalf.

    We also need prayers for our family members that our sick.

    Thank you St. Anthony for your intercessions

    Bless be to God!

  43. Dear saint anthony pray for me give me financial favours also may my future husband start looking for me and please bless him wereva he is guide ma family and grant. Conversion to sinners in d whole world. AMEN

  44. Dear St. Anthony,

    I am need of your prayers. My son and I need a career. We are both disheartened because we both hope for a career we could enjoy and not dread. St. Anthony help us with your intercession.

    Prayer for my family members that have health issues. God be praise!

  45. St. Antony I pray for a job, its been my prayer and I pray may my plea be heard. Amen. Bless me with a decent job to help my family and meet the needs of my daughter. May your will be done. Amen

  46. please pray for my aunt who may have a cancer in her mouth coming back.also pray for me that my anxiety and depression will go away for good thank you

  47. Dear St. Anthony,

    Please prayer for my son and I that we will get a job. A job or career that we can look forward to each morning. My son needs a career that has benefits.

    Several of my family members also need prayers for their health issues. Other family members need guidance to God’s love. St. Anthony thank you for all your help.

    God be praise.

  48. I have a total of three beautiful children. My oldest son is like me when something troubles us we forgive and move on. My son Jon and I are laid back; we help my mom who has dementia and try to help anyone that needs assistance. My other two children Adam and Kim whom are both married and with children feel that they do not need to be a part of their immediate family. They have shunned us so to speak. They hang onto past problems and don’t forgive. I have four grandchildren 3 three new grand babies and I’m not allowed to see any of them because of past grievances. Please pray for us.

  49. Dear St. Anthony ,
    I need your prayer for my mother who will undergo for her Right Knee Joint surgery . Please pray for her successful surgery & speedy recovery . She has breathing problem so during surgery she should not get any complications .

    St. Anthony I need your help. Please pray for us.
    Praise be to God .

    Flavia

  50. Dear St. Anthony,
    Help me prayer for my family, the living and the dead. May my family find God’s love and light. I am truly grateful for your prayers and God’s gifts.

    I do need God’s guidance and your prayers for my son and me to find new jobs. I need the words to tell my boss that I am quitting for my sanity and health then I need find a job that makes me happy. My son needs a job for insurance and to pay his bills. Please prayer for us and these endeavors.

    Thank you! Praise be to God.

  51. St. Anthony please intercede for my son A., that he will find a job, this too is for God’s Glory. Thank you for watching over A., employment. May A. find a Christian employer who will be understanding, and a kind person. In Jesus Name. Amen.

  52. Thank you St. Anthony for leading me to a compassionate qualified and religious doctor (Dr. Anthony) — thank you for helping me deal with all the anxiety and pain.

    And Thank you St. Anthony for your continued prayers and intercession for a full recovery.

  53. Dear St. Anthony,

    I thank God for all my gifts. I am lucky but right now I feel desperate. I need your prayers St. Anthony. I do not like my job. I wake up every morning with stomach problems due to my job. I need to find a job so I do not feel so defeated and depressed. I know there are people worst off than I. I need your help and God’s help to find a job I love and I promise I will give back to the community seven folds. My son needs the same prayers.

    My cousins Randy and Richie, my brother Bobby, and Uncle David need prayers for their health. Please pray for all loves ones that have passed. God is Good!

    Thank you

  54. Our gracious and merciful God has answered our prayers through the intercession of St. Anthony.
    Thank you St. Anthony.

  55. Dear St. Anthony,

    When my son and I lose courage and hope while searching for work, be our rock of safety.

    When we find it hard to believe in our talents, revive in us an appreciation of the gifts God have given to each of us.

    When we begin to doubt our worth, help us to remember that I do not need to earn God’s love.

    When our fears take hold and start to overwhelm us, let us find comfort in God’s care for us and for those we love.

    Thank you for all those who continue to support and encourage us during this difficult time.

    May it somehow bring us closer to one another and to God.

    We pray for the courage to do God’s will while we seek employment. We ask that you keep us calm and patient so that we may know your will for each of us.

    We pray for the strength to keep our motivations high during this journey. We ask for the determination to keep moving forward to do my part of this search.

    We pray that we maintain a continued faith that God will move the mountains that might be in front of us.

    We pray for ceaseless hope as we interact with others in the world. We trust that God is with us during all my interactions with employment.

    Thank you St. Anthony for prayers and intercessions

    Bless be to God

  56. I was so lost in every way shape and form prior to ash Wednesday 2015. Thank you ST. ANTHONY for helping me find you, find volunteer work in your name in a homeless shelter, thus finding my true self. I am now at peace and invite the holy spirit to enter my every pore and engulf me with love. Thank you ST. ANTHONY.