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!


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. Dearest St. Anthony, please help my nephew find his phone. I was out to dinner with friends and he called from another phone so when I came home I got his message. He drinks too much and misplaces everything, I just sent a prayer last week when I gave him his money and he misplaced it, please intercede for him to find it. It’s very disheartening to try and have a nice evening and get urgent calls about his phone because he drinks too much and loses everything. I also pray for him to get help with this addiction. Amen.

  2. St.Anthony
    I pray for your blessing on tje job i applied at Stewart Title Co and waiting
    To be called for the job.
    St.Anthony I ask that you intercede for me that I will get the job. Because i am desperately in meed of a job to provide for my family.
    Thank you St.Anthony for your helop.
    Sincerely your

  3. I have many medical issues including I might have cancer.
    Also I need help with family forgiveness. As a sign that Jesus
    will answer my prayers I would
    like two items returned to me
    that were stolen May of 2004.
    My purse was stolen with a sterling
    silver rosary blessed by the Pope
    and a second class relic of St.
    Theresa. The rosary was given to
    me by my brother who died instantly
    of a heart attack and the relic was
    from a dear friend as an answer to

  4. Dear Saint Anthony,
    I have worked for a company for 15 years and due to the closure of the company, haven’t received my dues, please help me and intercede to Jesus, for getting my dues. Also please help my son who is weak in studies, that he may be able to concentrate and understand what is being taught in school. Please help me in my intentions.

  5. St Anthony please pray for me for the fruit of the womb and financial break through and jobs opportunities for my husband and brothers help my husband to get the job he applied for and St Anthony please pray that me and my husband we carry our babies soon what ever that has stop my husband i St Anthony intercede for us amen.

  6. Dear St. Anthony

    Thank you for helping my son get the right job. I pray for your blessings on me now so that I may get the job I have applied for and so eagerly waiting to be called to sign the contract. Even though, it’s been more than a month after my interview, I have not stopped praying for your help. Please intercede for me, this job will be the salvation of my family.

    You have helped me several times before and I have faith in you that you will help me again.

  7. Please St Anthony pray and help me to find my reading glasses and my partial teeth. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

  8. DEAR ST. Anthony
    You are the worker of miracles please this is my final semester in school but in so much financial debts please intercede for me, let my helper locate me. in Jesus name Amen.

  9. St Anthony please pray for me to be blessed by GOD.I have worked in this company and things are becoming low and my boss who I thought are my good family friends gave a job I am qualified for to a person who is not licensed.I am so hurting and disappointed.I took him and his family as mine but they kicked me on the curb at the lowest time of my life.Please help me to be hired as I will continue to look for another job so that I can take care of my family.Bless me Lord so that I will not be a laughing stock.I have been there as much as I can when they needed or needs me Bless them and St Anthony whisper my needs to GOD please do not forsake me I really need miracle in my life financially at the moment.Thank you so much.for interceding for me.

  10. St Anthony please help me to gain a lecturing job in interlink polytechnic this year and also to be in a serious relationship which will lead to marriage. Amen

  11. Dearest St. Anthony, Thank you for answering my prayer, my nephew did find his envelope with his money right after I started my prayer. I still keep praying that he stops drinking. Amen

  12. Dear St. Anthony, I just came from my nephews apartment, he misplaced the money I gave him. Please help him locate it, it was just 15 minutes ago. I pray he finds it in the next 30 minutes or I’ll have to go back and it’s very disheartening to see him because he drinks everyday and I dread seeing him like that. Please help him find it. Amen

  13. Dear Saint Anthony:
    Please hear my prayer for my daughter, Jane, who is having surgery on May 4th – that it will be successful and followed by a quick recovery.
    Also please hear my prayer for my son, George, who was let go when his company was sold. He is only a few years from retirement and needs employment for a few years, especially with medical coverage.
    Also, he and his wife have a daughter who was born without eyes and they have spent every moment of their lives lovingly seeing to her every need. I love you Saint Anthony and thank you for all your help to me and my family.

  14. St Anthony, I was not aware you are a patron Saint of horses! I pray that I will be hired at my neighborhood thoroughbred horse farm, as I visit the horses frequently and love to be near them! I am 63 and retired with no horse care experience, but I can give them lots of love. Thank you St Anthony and our Lord for hearing our prayers!

  15. I need help please….My heart hurts and is so heavy. I have loved a man for over 30 yrs. He has told me he has felt the same. We have a complication in the way. Please tell me God brought him back into my life for the reason of being together for the rest of our lives not to keep hurting my heart. I hate crying everyday I need help and guidance PLEASE. I feel so so alone over this. I pray we are each others life long partner. I miss him so so much. I have so much love in me to give. Please show me soon and make all this pain stop. AMEN

  16. S. Antony,
    help our son to find good women. help him to be wised and kind, and most important to find love and to be love, respect.

  17. praying for my broken marriage . St Anthony bring back home my husband Benson Bukenya from those other women to his blessed marriage. Please reform him to the best husband talked about in the Bible. Amen