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. Dearest Saint Anthony , you know that i have been praying so hard since 3 years begging you to bless my daughter with good health , love , marriage , work and happiness, i need a miracle to have joy , peace , hope , faith and happiness . Please cure her , you are miraculous , thank you

  2. Dear Saint Anthony,

    I’ve lost the love of my life Alex due to miscommunications and confusions. It has been months now and I am still hurting everyday. I know he cares but he won’t reply. Please help me in recovering my relationship with him, bring to me his love and bless us for a harmonious and happy life together till the end of time. I will be forever grateful for you to grant me my wish. Thank you the miraculous Saint Anthony.

  3. I gave someone money they not returning my 1lakh 50 thousand which I took loan to repair my house they promised me that they will give me on 4th Dec but still not coming only telling i will give
    Pls pray I must get my money back as soon as possible

  4. St Anthony please help me to find financial help to get me out of this financial burden I have created and to put me back on track financially. Pray to infant Jesus for me. Thank You

  5. Dear st Anthony I pray to you that I may experience unconditional love from
    My soul mate Dan so that I may truly appreciate the love on this earth that I do crave

  6. Please pray for me St Anthony that my life gets better because right now and for along time I’m not happy I’ve to lovely girls there my life could not be with out x but I’m married to a man that show no love he claims he live me but I can’t see it please keep me in your prayers and pray for my partner that he changed his bad ways if not I don’t think IL stay any longer x oh st anthony a lot on my heart but please enter in to my heart and take away my pain and pray for me to get stronger x and better please I love you xxxx

  7. Please pray for me to pass my UAE driving test on Wednesday 13th November 2017 at 12.45pm. I’m trying to get my UAE driving license since 2007 but not passed yet. Please pray, thanks

  8. St. Anthony- you have helped us recover many lost item. Today I ask please that you help out lost cat find his way home. We miss him so much and worry so much about him. We have faith you will help him home and God will keep him safe. Thank you again-we’re praying for a miracle.
    Love,
    Megan

  9. Dear Loving Gentle St.Anthony.
    Thank you for miraculously helping me find lost things fast and being so gentle to our souls to b more gentle.
    Thank You for caring for us. Please Bless especially the poorest of the poor and My friend Mirian’s Family.
    I love you
    Sincerly ,
    J.M.

  10. Today i come to you because i am worried about my daughter who jumps to a decision that she regrets, please be with her , i need a miracle to have good health , a miracle to have love blessed by marriage and a happy work . Saint Anthony i know that you are miraculous and you know that i never stop praying for you , give me today good news. Thank you

  11. Dearest st.Anthony, st Jude, st rita, st ann, st padre pio, Archangel Raphael, our lady Guadalupe, and st therese and all the other angels and saints i’ve prayed too you know all that I am suffering with internally . I ask that you heal me and give me a sign that all is okay and that i have nothing to worry about, Please bring me to a peace of mind with clear and happy thoughts always and grant me happiness all the days of my life . keep my family well and safe. Please I beg of you that I never feel this type of pain ever again. Give me the strength to do things that scare me because in the end i believe they will work out in my favor. Help me to let go of my mistakes . Thank you

  12. Blessed St Anthony please join me in Prayer and as I Pray that the pain in my body is cured. I have so many problems from this pain such as walking standing and getting out bed. Please whisper my petition in Jesus ear he will no refuse you. Amen

  13. Dear St Anthony

    I humbly commit my request to you:

    1. My husband is applying for a new position in his company, as a team leader. I pray even before the cv goes through the channels, that the favor of Jesus will find his name. this job must have his name on it, Lord go make every crooked way straight. make all things possible. When we walk in your stature mighty Jesus, we are highly favoured. i claim, proclaim and speak the life giving word of God over this job that it will come to my husband, because it is Jesus will for us to prosper. we been in a financial struggle to long now, so mighty father you have your way in our lives and home, you the centre of our lives. annoint my husband with the fresh annointing as he goes for all the interviews, all will work out in his favour.

    2. I pray my big son gets his learner licence this week saturday he is scheduled to write. let your favor and strength be upon him. as i sent his Cv lord, your will also find favour upon him, that as he trains your annointing must flow over his mind, giving his the mind of Christ, knowlegde wisdom and understanding from Jesus throne room of grace. Bless our home, marriage, my children our health, our finances, our jobs. As our kids get their exam result, may it be favourable. Lord preserve my family friends and relatives to be cover under the Lord Armour and Shield. I claim good tiding for my family in Jesus name. Lords thank you for peace and tranquility in jesus mighty name.

    amen.

  14. Please St Anthony help me get a new passport. I don’t have another passport on hand that they are asking. Touch the passport expert & help me get another one for my travel to my country while I can still travel so I can see my nephew who is living by himself. Thank you St Anthony for all your intercessions.

  15. Dear St Anthony I lost love of my life Phillip Mcerlain by mistake.Please return him to me. Inlighten his mind to bring his love to me. I love him deeply.Please bring back into my life.I pray that he and I will be together until the rest of our lives loving and caring for each other.Thankyou St Anthony forinterceding my prayer on my behalf.Amen

  16. Dear St. Anthony of Padua, I have lost the love of my life by mistake. Please return him to me with love in his heart for me. I love him. Please bring J.E.S. back into my life and I pray that he and I will get married and live the rest of our lives loving and caring for each other. Thank you St. Anthony for interceding on my behalf. Amen

  17. Dear Gentle loving St. Anthony
    Please have your rays of gentle spiritual grave touch us all and give us comfort and it’s a delight for u to help us quickly find lost objects so fast. I have many testimonies of those prayers for that help. O love u st Anthony . we all love i. Amen

  18. Dear St. Anthony the miracle one. My husband has lost his job, please help him in getting a new. As you are aware of my situation and what I am going through.. Please be with us in this difficult situation. I know how you have done many miracles and you will surely open your doors for us. We have full faith and confidence in you… I know our prayers will be heard..
    St. Anthony let our believe be always in you.

    Love you St. Anthony…be with us ..guide us…help us..

  19. St Anthony I’m having a hard time with my academic work. I keep on failing no matter hard I work. It is my prayer that I will keep the faith that I will end well and also grant me favour and wisdom. Amen

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  20. St Anthony, I foolishly quit my job out of fear. I have sent a request asking that they please reinstate me. They said no. However, I am praying that you will go to God and intercede on my behalf and that they will give me my job back. Please ask God to soften their hearts and to give me another chance. Also, I pray that my daughter Kelsey will feel better and stop having stomach pains. And please remember all those who have posted on this novena wall. Please share their prayer requests with our heavenly Father. Thank you St Anthony! Amen.

  21. November 10, 2017 – 10:58AM
    Dearest St. Anthony — my father’s namesake. I pray to you as a child would pray to a father, as I pray to my father who is now in heaven, and to my Lord God. Please heal the hurt I feel in my heart. Please help me to forgive the person who has caused so much anxiety to me. I have spent most of my life without a partner. So, now in the later part of my life I ask that I am guided to find the right person, some one who will be honest and kind, that will bring me joy and love, and with whom I can share this last part of my life with. Please help me to be relieved of this terrible anxiety I feel and and move forward with grace and hope. Thank you. I love you.

  22. Oh st Anthony thank you so much. Found the keys. My daughter Annette feels so much better thanks to you. St Antony. I will keep praying the novena forever.

    • may the dear lord always ğet all the glory .i trust in him and may Kelsey and all the kelsey in the world recieve God`s blessing says:

      glory be to God

  23. Christ the King and all the Saints please hear our prayers and petition and fulfill it in Jesus name.

    I commit my 2 kids writing exams to excell, guide and annoint them as they write. Giving them fresh knowledge wisdom and understanding from your throne room of grace. Please help the older one, to get a nice admin job. A job close to home. A job with a good pay and benefits, that with suppliment our income. Please help us get out of our financial crunch. I pray the credit life insurance help offset my 2 personal loan. As i get my bonus, Lord, annoint and bless my bonus, to be stretched, help me pay my debts and hv enought to go from month to month. Bless us Lord has we been thru alot this year, with ill health and that lead us into heavy debt, please Dear Lord Christ our King, make our 2018 and the years to follow debt free and blessed. help us to have a pleasant lifestlye with peace joy, excellency, accuracy and abundance. Lord you going to make a way for us, and fullfill all our prayer. rule and reign in our midst, where ever we go be with us keep us safe under the shadow of your wings, care and protection. as Hubby work overtime, help in Lord in Jesus mighty name the name above all names. Let your seal, and protection be over us i pray. I pray the big son gets his learners next week, Lord help him learn and absorb all he learns.

    Amen

  24. Thank you St Anthony. I lost my car keys a week ago. Prayed the novena every day. Found my keys today. Thank you again .love you

  25. Dear St Anthony of Padua , I have problem and face to prison 5 yrs. Please intercede for my problems to Jesus and Hail Maria. Please help don’t let anymore evidence or someone come and sue me. Amen

  26. Dear St Padre Pio, I have problem and face to prison 5 yrs. Please intercede for my problems to Jesus and Hail Maria. Please help don’t let anymore evidence or someone come and sue me. Amen

  27. 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… Dear St Anthony ! I will face to prison . Please help me these problem and pray for my family . Amen

  28. Dear St. Anthony of Padua. Please send me assistance in this moments.. I have so big problems in my life now. Face to prison. Dear St Anthony, Please listen my praying and help me for these problems. Amen

  29. Dear St. Anthony of Padua. Please send me assistance in this moments.. I have so big problems in my life now. Face to prison. Dear St Anthony, Please help me and solve these problems. Amen

  30. Dear Saints, i kindly commit, my family and i to you.
    Kindly interceed for our peace joy happiness sound health and financial freedom. I commit my 2 sons as they write their exams, dear Jesus you be with them i pray.
    Help them to excell in Jesus mighty name, a name above all other names. Lord help the older son to procure a good job. help him pass his learners licence, i pray. Every company that his cv goes to must help him with a good job, dear Lord Jesus. Favor must find his name. All our debts must be freed, in Jesus mighty name Lord your blessing must walk thru our door i pray. help us dear Lord that 2018 must be our year, with peace joy happiness, sound health and abundance. I pray for my further bond application to be approved so that i free my debts and purchase a new car.

    Dear Lord Jesus hear my prayer, hear my cry. for your tranquility to rule in our midst and where ever we go.

    Amen

  31. St. Anthony I came across your statue today on this beautiful feast day of all Saints. Please help me find my future husband and may he be a man of faith and strong devotion to Mama Mary. Amen.

  32. St.Anthony,help my husband to find a new job with good salary.Three years or more is enough for him.Keep us all healthy and help our daughter to her studies.