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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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..

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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,

      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

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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 .


  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

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

  25. 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

  26. 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.