Novena to St. Anthony of Padua
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June 4 - 12

Concluding prayer for each day found at the bottom.

FIRST DAY 

O glorious St. Anthony who at a tender age consecrated yourself to the Mother of God and later as a zealous Franciscan attempted to convert the Saracens in Africa: obtain for us the grace to serve God and His people as true disciples of Jesus Christ.

(Pray for intention)

(Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory)


SECOND DAY

O glorious St. Anthony who concealed from the eyes of men the rare talents you possessed, and endured with patience the contempt of those who considered you ignorant; obtain for us the grace to forsake the vain glories of this world and become even more pleasing in the sight of God.

(Pray for intention)

(Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory)


THIRD DAY

O glorious St. Anthony who by your eloquence and miracles softened the hearts of obstinate sinners and converted the heretics: obtain for us the grace to follow the divine inspiration which comes from the legitimate authority and to enjoy the blessedness promised to the keepers of God's words.

(Pray for intention)

(Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory)

FOURTH DAY

O glorious St. Anthony upon whom God bestowed extraordinary gifts and the power to perform the most stupendous miracles: obtain for us the grace to conduct our life in such a manner as to merit from God His most distinctive favors.

(Pray for intention)

(Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory)


FIFTH DAY

O glorious St. Anthony who by your tender devotion to Jesus and Mary was privileged to hold Him often in your arms and converse with Him: obtain for us the grace to preserve always in our souls the life of God and friendship of Our Blessed Lady.

(Pray for intention)

(Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory)


SIXTH DAY

O glorious St. Anthony to whom God revealed the honor of death and comforted your heart in the midst of the sufferings of life: obtain for us the grace to live a holy life in this world, and thus assure for ourselves the everlasting joys of heaven.


(Pray for intention)

(Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory)

SEVENTH DAY

O glorious St. Anthony who constantly meditated  on the Holy Scriptures and through the Holy Spirit discovered the true meaning of God's words: obtain for us the grace to understand God's revelation to his people, and always cherish the teachings of His Divine Son, Jesus Christ.


(Pray for intention)

(Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory)


EIGHTH DAY

O glorious St. Anthony who recovers the lost articles of your clients, and assists them in material dangers: obtain for us the grace never to lose God's friendship: and if we have, to restore it without delay.

(Pray for intention)

(Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory)


NINTH DAY

O glorious St. Anthony elevated by God among the Saints in heaven and dear to the faithful on earth because of your profound humility: obtain for us the grace to love and practice this virtue which is the only key that opens for us the gates of heaven.

(Pray for intention)

(Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory)


ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA

PRIEST & DOCTOR

Feast Day June 13 -- Second Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Concluding Prayer for each day

Dear St. Anthony, lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity, we salute you, great Saint, cherub of wisdom and seraph of divine love. We rejoice at the favors our Lord has so liberally bestowed on you.

In humility and confidence, we ask your help, for we know God has given you charity, pity and power.

Behold our distress, anxiety, and fears concerning (name intention). We ask you, by the affection you shared with the gentle child Jesus, to tell Him now of our wants and needs.

Glorious favorite of God, we bow our heads before you in humble reverence. We raise our hopeful hearts toward heaven and you, that He who so often put Himself in your arms will now fill your hands with all we ask of you.

Give us, then, what we desire, angel of love, and we will publish your grandeur, thereby to honor and glorify Him, the One who blesses you.

AMEN.
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Saint Anthony needs more praise and thanksgiving. We call on him when we need him - let us thank him for always being there. I took these two pictures of a St. Anthony statue in the early dawn of July 22, 2010.
The light bathing he and the Baby Jesus is Heavenly....
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Just curious - why does the novena start today and not on June 5th.? It is nine days from June 5th. until June 13th., his feast day.
"So shines a good deed in a weary world."   - Willy Wonka

For modern-day stories of Saint Anthony's help in people's lives:  saintanthonylostandfound.blogspot.com
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