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. St. Anthony, please help me find my grandmother’s anniversary ring which was lost over the weekend. It’s one of the few items of hers that I have and it means the world to me.

  2. Thanks to St. Anthony and to everyone praying for my sick husband,God heard our prayer, he is recovering so well . I also want to thank for all the other things I prayed for, my all prayers are getting answered , I feel God’s presence. I ask prayers for my sick mother and father , God help them not to suffer and give my relatives strength to help and care about them. Prayers for my sister suffering depression, she is a good person, God help her heal. Thank you

  3. My husband is having a relationship with a Hindu girl who is a teacher in his school n so my husband neglects me n illtreats me for sake of her.We got married in Church n then also my husband is behaving so badly with me our marriage can break anytime.I had miscarriages bcoz of this girl n now my husband doesn’t like to even touch me.Please pray for me.

  4. Good St. Anthony please ask Our Lord to help our granddaughter make good decisions in making her marriage plans. She has never been married but the man she plans on marrying has been married (not catholic-civil ceremony-no children) so she is willing to marry outside the Catholic Church. We pray she will realize what she is giving up. We pray…..

  5. St. Anthony you r the miracle worker and finder of lost things. Into yr hands I surrender my child who is going through a very difficult adolescence. U b there with him and heal him of any stress or hurt he may b going through. Let him know that v his parents love him more than anything in this world. Let him forgive us if v hv hurt him in any way in the past and b the normal loving son he was. Thank u St Anthony

  6. Please pray for me. The neighbors in the Apartment next door smoke heavily. I’ve been coughing & been sick for 3 months because of it. They stopped, now they’ve started up again. It’s horrible. I’m so upset. I can’t afford to buy a house or move out.
    Thanks St. Anthony
    Saint of Miracles
    Amen :o)

  7. please pray for me i lost my wallet with all my money on a public bus. …i am going. Throught so much i pray someone would return my wallet to lost n found its been 3weeks but i still pray also i have so much bad stuff happening in my life please pray for me to find a loving and caring husband someone who is attractive has a good job n own his own someone who can be my partner in life honest n trust worthy has no kids but love kids n want to have. ..please pray for me to have my hearts desire and happiness please pray for me to get a good job that pay me well so i can help my family and also help to get things right so i can have my kids live here with me

  8. Please pray for my dear friend, VNJ, that he might find employment, have a fervor for the Lord, and good mental health. He has been unemployed for a long time. St. Anthony, help me.
    Thank you.

  9. st anthony..i have been going through trials for the better part of my life and now have reached the verge of losing faith and hope. am mature..neva been married, neva conceived, engaged in unloving relationships, no job opportunities, no financial stability each time i attempt anything i fail miserably this has created deep pain in my heart..i feel abdorned n now pray to have my life taken.

    i turn to you to intercede and reverse all that i hv lost and hv my life atleast filled with joy and love for my lord. i need someone to stand up and trully love me, overcome financial instability, ability to help those in need, and live once more to be kind and loving to others.

    i promise to be forever greatful and serve my lord.


  10. Please pray for AJS and AG as they prepare for their marriage next summer (pre Cana) and will be getting married at St. Anthony’s. We pray!

  11. Dear St Anthony please ask Jesus to go with you to God Our Father and ask Him to please bless me financially today. I will not disappoint you and be forever grateful. Thank you for your spritual guidance and prayers. Theresa

  12. St. Anthony,

    Please pray and intercede for there is so much politics at work to the point that they don’t consider my feelings.

    I have been doing good in my work but they keep on giving the opportunities for advancement to others. Please pray that these people will be enlightened and realized that what they are doing is wrong.

    This I pray in Jesus name. Amen.

  13. Please pray for AG & AJS as they prepare for marriage that it will work out so they can get married in the Catholic Church. We pray.

  14. Prayer in Times of Emergency

    O’ St.Jude, the friend and relative of Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour, the trusted patron of the devotees, the powerful protector of the suffering, glorious martyr adorned with rare virtues and miraculous power, gentle apostle, relying on your extraordinary power of coming to the help of the helpless, I turn to you with confidence ( here mention your need ). I most humbly entreat you to help me, for I am unable to do anything worth by myself. I promise that I will honor you as my special patron and powerful protector throughout my life and that I will do everything possible within my ability to spread your devotion among others. I sadly realize the fact that because of the resemblance of your holy name with that of the traitor, Judas Iscariot, you are not properly loved and venerated by many. But still thousands around the world accept you as their powerful helper in their most desperate needs and hopeless cases.

    O St.Jude,grant me peace and solace; hasten to help me in my dire needs; and above all procure for me the grace of final perseverence with which I may join you and with multitude of the elected to sing the praises of God for all eternity.


    Prayer for Impossible things

    O’ St.Jude, the close relative of the Holy Family, beloved son of the Holy Trinity, prompt succour of the devotees, unfailing supporter of the desperate, I turn to you for help with confidence. Make haste to help me. Remember, O powerful Apostle, that God has adorned you with the rare gift of coming to the help of the most abandoned and the desperate cases. Turn your eyes of pity and love towards me. My life has become a continous ‘way of the cross’, and my days have become sorrowful, my heart has become a deep ocean of tears and all the paths of life, I see full of thorns. There is hardly every moment in my life which does not give me pain and agony. I have reached the verge of utter despair, my heart is numb within me. Fear and anxiety have filled my heart. I now approach you in deep agony and I will not leave you until you come downto help me.

    O! Powerful Apostle! hasten to come to my aid.

    Help me to proclaim your goodness and power and to sing your praises. I promise that all the days of my life here on earth, I will ever sing your wondrous deep until I join you to sing unceasingly the infinite mercy of God in Heaven.

  15. Please st.anthony my family is hurting my husband is not very nice.He has put a wall and he is sick and doesn’t believe in doctors and he is augrimetiv .PLEASE HELP ME!

  16. Oh holy st Anthony
    Please pray for me that I may find my passport I lost in Malaysia airport, may this my Nigeria passport be return to me so that I can be able to travel back to Vietnam where I based in the name of our Lord Jesus Amen.

  17. St.Anthony plz pray for me I m 8 weeks pregnant and baby measures small with no heartbeats.plz pray my baby to have heartbeats and to grow.