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. Thank you St Anthony, I have completed a novena to you and have every faith that you, who are the saint of miracles, will intercede for me and obtain a positive outcome to my difficulty. Amen.

  2. Please St Anthony put our lives back together again. Please give me back the money to spend more wisely so that I can clear all debts and let everyone have a clean start. I will contribute to one of your causes. Thanks for all your care and remember Tommy’s great devotion to you.

  3. St Antony, please intercede for us and my estranged hubby to rediscover our lost love and trust. Thanks that we are friends and can build on that. I declare victory in our marriage and a beautiful church wedding for us.
    St Antony I ask to have my source of income restored almost immediately as I was fired unfairly last week. Jesus have mercy on my frequent misfortunes.

  4. St. Anthony is absolutely incredible! He helped my husband and I conceive a child after many struggles and heartache. We know he listens to our prayers and answers them with the help of our sweet Lord. Thank you so much St. Anthony!!!

  5. Dear St. Anthony please help me with my prayers. My samsung tablet is missing. I purchased it when I had my first job. I worked so hard so I can have it. I have lots of memories in it. It had been my companion and helped me a lot. I prayed that the person who stole it be touched and moved by our Father in Heaven to return it back to me. St. Anthony with your mercy and kindness, please help me pray. May the Lord answer my prayers.
    Amen.

  6. Dear lord,please listen to my hearts cry and please know nelly answer to my prayer ,as I was applying for visa through immigration should be a genuine one and I should get a visa and a good job without any bluff.i kindly request to support and even me in Jesus name.be with my child,husband,mother,sister,am mama and bless each one of them.thanking u please answer my prayer.

  7. I thank you for the job that the Lord gave to me. Your prayers have never failed. Please help me get together with the father of my child back together. May the Lord bless us with good marriage. May we Love the Lord our God always. Disperse the devils and evilness in my life thank I pray in Jesus name Amen

  8. I misplaced my iPad mini for about a week now but lo and behold, my daughter found it in her beach bag. I remember putting it in mine when we went together to the beach. How it got to her bag, neither one of us knows.
    Thank you, St Anthony! You have always helped us finding lost items. May the Divine assistance always remain with us. Amen.

  9. o st anthony ,please help me retrieve my lost glory,kindness,get me the bottles that will bring me great wealth now from nana ataa so that i will give to the needy,poor, orphan ,widows and all my children and siblings.help me build a home on my fathers land in his hometown as a house and guesthouse.provide me a very good car to use for all things.amen.

  10. Dear Blessed St. Anthony,

    I pray that you bless me with a job. I have been home for more than 18 months without any job. I have sent out a lot of my resumes and I have also contacted almost everybody I know. Only God can help me now. All hope is lost but I believe in the saving grace of our Saviour Jesus Christ and your intercession and that of our Blessed Mother. Please, intercede on my behalf for a job which I earnestly ask and help me attain all lost graces and items.
    I thank you and I’ll praise God forever. Thank you God for giving us your Son, Jesus Christ, our mother Mary and St. Anthony.
    Amen

    • Sir,
      A very deep feeling tells me your prayer will be answered. St Anthony is my best friend and I have been graced with the power of his intercession many times. Keep the faith. The moment is near.

      God bless

      Robert

  11. Please pray with me for my son Dean who is going through a very difficult time in his job GOD please make a way where there is no way for Dean. GOD nothing is impossible with you
    A worried mother
    Pam

  12. St.Antony found my ear ring whichI had lost a year ago and fund ina miraculous way after nearly a year.
    Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints

  13. Dear St Anthony

    I’m praying to you to please assist me to get back my lost lover we have been apart for a week, pray for us to love and understand each other like before a lot has changed because of bad friends. Please restore our loving relationship and help us to both achieve our goals in life.

    God bless you all

  14. I need a place to live until my relatives move out, and I need a permanent, full-tim job. Both are needed desperately. This is written at 12:30 am on Monday, the feast of Mary’s Assumption.

  15. Dear saint anthony, please help me to enlighten the mind and heart of my husband rodel. So that he will begin to love us again for the sake of our kids. This is i ask you for the glory of God. Amen.

  16. Dear St. Anthony, you are the patron of recovering lost items. I beg you to pray and intercede for me to recover my lost certificates that got lost due to my carelessness. Those certs mean a lot to me. Also intercede for me to get plenty of harvests in my labors so that I can build a shelter of my own instead of hiring a house for my family. This I ask of you for the greater glory of God. Amen!

  17. Dear Holy Anthony, I pray thee you intecede for me to help me find my lost wallet containing my Id cards and cards. Do help me find a faithful-loving and successful life partner and grant sucess to my struggle to get a study visa. I implore you today with a childlike heart. If you grant me these favours, I promise to be faithful to praying through thee. Amen

  18. Prayer To St. Anthony – Thanksgiving for Answered Prayers
    Most loving protector, St. Anthony, what gift can I give you in exchange to show my heartfelt gratitude? With your continued help I will show appreciation to you by being more faithful to God, more constant in prayer, and readier to do good to those nearest me. I praise you for the esteem in which your name is held throughout the world, for the miracles and wonders with which you have filled the Church, and for the many benefits mankind continues to recieve through your gracious help. May these intentions convey my great thanks to the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and to our Blessed Lady, Queen of heaven and earth.
    Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…
    For information on giving alms to an Anthonian mission hospital in Africa in thanksgiving for St. Anthony’s help in your life.

  19. Dear St Anthony,
    Please pray for my daughter Annabel that she will accept the return of her husband Hui Tet.Have pity on her children as their father has not been staying with them about nearly 10 years . Hear the prayers of the children Lord Jesus so that the family will be united together again. Pray for his conversion to become a catholic.

  20. Dear St.Anthony,i am leaving up to You all my problems in life, please guide my children and please help my Andrei to get a better paying job as a fish cutter and meat cutter in a better food supermarket.
    Please, help my daughter in law also to be patient,and please help them to apply for my daughter in law change of status to become an immigrant here in United States.Please St.Anthony, facilitate their application and be speed up as soon as possible.In Jesus name. Amen
    St.Anthony,pray for us.

  21. Thank you St Anthony G is to start a new drug soon and it it hoped that this will stop the spread of his Lymphoma and even cure it. Please stay with him and heal him. 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

  22. Dear St. Anthony,
    Please let me find my wedding ring, engagement ring, eternity band and cross. I pray that I find them everyday and I know in my heart that my children would not have taken them. Please show me that my faith is well founded in my child.

    Amen

  23. sk says

    9 August 2016

    Dear st Anthony i need your help to bring back the father of my kid.he last saw him when he was one week now he is 3 years and 3 months i kindly need your mercy because now my boy has grown up with out seeing his father.i know you can find the lost please bring back the father of my kid.

    Amen.

  24. St.Antony, please pray for me all of my intentions.especially my job and marriage.st.antony hear my prayers and answer me amen.

  25. We have an extremely sick little puppy, who has dozens of people holding her close in prayer. Please St. Anthony, bring her home to us … she is suffering and scared all alone in the hospital. Please save her and bring her home to all of us, her loving family and friends. Especially for the little boy and girl who love her so much!

  26. Please hear my request to have my husband return home to us soon. Most of the summer has passed and with every year, my husbands illness worsens. Time together as a family is so precious. Please St. Anthony send my request and show him the way home to us, where we can live in peace and harmony together.

  27. Dear saint Anthony

    Am Thomas and my relationship is really in the rocks. Am requesting you to intercede, for my fiancee Damaris to call me and come back so that we may start our marriage. She only calls me to say hi and doesn’t like to talk about the issue. Please saint Anthony hear my humble request so that i may start my own family. Thanks.

  28. Please pray for my husband St. Anthony. Please pray for his lost mind to return. His way of thinking has so drastically changed that he has lost focus of what is important in life. His disease is overwhelming and perhaps this is why he has changed his perspective in life but I know he prays everyday. Help God to see that perhaps there are evil powers at play that my family needs saving from. Help my husband to see the truth. That I was only trying to get him help out of care and concern for his mental well being. Help him to return home to us quickly with an open heart and a mind free of resentment, hurt or anger. Help him to feel and see the love that we share.

  29. Pray for me for my needs and desires….
    1 For me:to obtain a suitable job
    2 For my son : To obtain a seat in the desired University

  30. Dear St Anthony and St Jude,

    Please help me find my mother’s ring. It is of sentimental value as it was her engagement ring. I have searched my whole house for it and it is nowhere to be found. Please ask God and baby jesus to give you permission to bring it back to me if it is lost somewhere outside the house. I feel heart broken as I feel that I have lost a piece of me.. it is something that it cannot be replaced because it was given to me by my mother. Please St Judes together with the help of st Anthony since it cannot be found at home it became a lost cause and I am getting depressed and obsessed over the situation which I no more have control of. Please dear Saints help me and I promise you that I will forever will be grateful for it.

    Last but not least, I would like to thank ST ANTHONY for being with my 4 year old at school and that he heard my prayers. His teacher told me that he has been very good at school. Keep watching over my son as he has speaking problems and sometimes cannot communicate very well. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    God is great and without God we are nothing.

    Amen xxx

  31. Dearest St. Anthony,
    When I have prayed to you in the past, miracles happened. Please bestow on us the miracle of health for my children that suffer chronic illnesses. Please help them to find their way in their lives, to succeed in their endeavors. Please assist in their conversion, and help me and my husband persevere in growing in holiness. Do not abandon my requests, even though I am unworthy. It is difficult to find joy in life while carrying these crosses. We can only be as happy as our least happy child, and my oldest is so depressed that he no longer wants to live. My heart is heavy with sadness.

  32. Please intercede for my husband G. Please let the blood test show no cancer. Have mercy on him and heal him. St Anthony please hear and answer my prayers. Amen

    • The cancer has returned and G now faces many weeks of tests and treatment. St Anthony please intercede with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and ask him to give G the strength and courage to fight this horrible disease again. Please guide the doctors in his treatment that he will make a full cancer free recovery. Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you, Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for us. St Anthony please hear and answer my prayers. Amen

  33. Deatest st Anthony i humbly pray for the gift of good memory as i grow older . But more especially,i pray for the cash loses in my business that have overwhelmed my life. kindly help restore my peace of mind and seal the loopholes.
    i pray that as you consider my fellow petitioners you may remember me too.Amen

  34. Blessed St Anthony, I honour your devotion to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Please pray for me as I become older that my mind will remain strong and able. Pray that my years of employment will be recognized so that we will have resources to survive in our older years.
    I join with the requests of my fellow petitioners that their requests will be granted.

  35. St Anthony please pray for my wife to get cured of the sickness that has fallen on her of cancer
    Your prayers to the baby Jesus is sure to be answered

    Praise you st. Anthony and our Lord Jesus

  36. Dearest St Monica, St Ann, St Anthony, Blessed Mother and St Joseph- I thank you for answered prayers and I ask you for your intercession for my family, I pray that we get money to pay my son’s school fees, I pray that we find a house in Customs nairobi langata, I pray on behalf of Chika who some many think are happening i pray that he get the money that he needs to farm in kiboko
    I pray for a life of abundunce and joy, I thank you st anthony and God for the blessings that i recieves each day and the miracles that are coming my why.

    amen

  37. Dear Saint Anthony, please thank God for all the past, present and future miracles and blessings that GOD has bestowed upon this widow, Dear Saint Anthony please pray to God for me that the Fire Dept shall pay me the pension / back salary payments / monies due to me after my husband died from liver and pancreatic cancer at the age of 36 years old from being exposed to chemicals and poisons. Thank you Saint Anthony and God for all my blessing and miracles thus far. amen

  38. Dear Saint JUDE, I beg that you please pray to God, for Victor in regards to the problem he is having with the municipality sewerage account and the water account which are 98,000.00 AND 28,000.00 respectively. I beg you to please help him God in order that same is sorted in his favour as soon as possible. Dear Saint JUDE, I also ask that you please pray to God to heal Victor as he has been battling with a cough for over three weeks now and it is now affecting his lungs. Please also alleviate the heart problems (irregular heart beats etc) and the stress that is in his life, please help/heal all areas of his life as well as increase the love, commitment, devotion, loyalty that we have for each other and for our loving relationship. Please strengthen our love. thank you Saint JUDE, thank you God amen

  39. Dear Saint Anthony, please thank God for all the past, present and future miracles and blessings that GOD has bestowed upon this widow, Dear Saint Anthony please pray to God for me that the Fire Dept shall pay me the pension / back salary payments / monies due to me after my husband died from liver and pancreatic cancer at the age of 36 years old from being exposed to chemicals and poisons. Thank you Saint Anthony and God for all my blessing and miracles thus far. amen

  40. Dearest St Monica, St Ann, St Anthony, Blessed Mother and St Joseph- I thank you for answered prayers and I ask you for your intercession on behalf of my daughter Vicki. She has been searching for weeks for an apt in her relocated job area- 3000 miles from home. Please keep her safe and guide her with wisdom and help her find a nice apt in a safe neighborhood with a nice roommate. She is growing increasingly frustrated- please calm her anxiety and help her succeed in her search. Amen

  41. I pray to you dear St Anthony. My mom always pays to you to help her find lost things. I suffered a massive stroke four years ago and I lost my beloved wife in a divorce. I pray to you that we find our way back to each other to together to raise our amazing 7 year old daughter. I have turned my life over to Jesus as I know he helped me in my recovery by answering the prayers of my friends and family. I ask for the miricle of reconciliation with the women I will always love and bring my daughter up in the house of God. That she will always know his grace, power and mercy.

  42. Pray that my son stomach issues be cured. Pray that all paperwork will be approved soon. For health and happiness for his mother. And soul mate come into her life.

  43. Dearest St. Anthony, so many times I have asked for your help and you have never failed me. Please hear my prayers and help me once again. I lost my rings and am so sad about it. They were given to me with such love and devotion and I promise to pray to you and keep my faith strong knowing that you can ask our Lord Jesus for anything and he will listen. Intercede for me please. I will keep my promises to you. Thank you and Amen.

  44. St. Anthony please enlightened the mind of the robber who stole the speakers and the adapter of the computer monitor to return the said items. Bless the person concerned that he will come to realized that what he did is bad. It is a sin. St. Anthony hear my prayers. Amen

  45. Dear St Anthony ,with God’s help I pray that you deliver me from my known enemies and secret enemies, I pray that you quiet their lying tongues and destroy every jealous spirit that is interviewing
    I pray also St Anthony that you help me to search for a home thAt I can call my own.help m to understand your saving grace.
    Help me also to be able to bring my children/ child to Barbados and for unity in Jesus Name

  46. Dear St. Anthony, You are the saint that my mother prayed to and she said that you always came through when she lost things. I know that to be true because you have created miracles, in the name of Jesus, and found many items for me. I now ask you with all my heart to please find my rings. I am so sad that they are lost since they were given to me with great love. Please ask our Lord Jesus to intercede for me and return the rings. Amen.

  47. Please pray that my wife Gina Boisvert may be delivered from cigarette smoking and healed from panic attacks, high blood pressure and a sickness that has to do with her blood cells and other health problems. Pray also for her faith and walk with God.
    Thank you and God Bless.

  48. Dear St. Anthony please pray for me. You have always helped me in the past and your kindness has found many lost items for me, my family and friends. Please help me again. I have lost my rings and cannot find them. Help me – show me where I can find me. I believe that you, through the grace and power of God grant us miracles on a daily basis. Please St. Anthony hear my faithful prayer. Amen

  49. St. Anthony I come to you with complete faith and humbleness. Please help me once again. I have lost my wedding anniversary rings and need your intercession to find them. Help please dear St. Anthony. I promise to be generous to your causes. Amen.

  50. Dear saint Anthony of Padua,
    My bank card, identification card and computer hard drive got stolen in a bag two months ago.Please help obtain for me the grace of getting back the lost articles.
    I am also a student with very patchy success but putting in more effort in studies .Please equally obtain for me catalyst success .
    I promise to help he poor always.Pray for me in Jesus name.
    Amen