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St Anthony of Padua is also known as Saint Anthony the Wonder-Worker and so it is no surprise that Catholics often turn to him with their requests—more often, perhaps, than to any other saint, with the exception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.    Best known as the patron saint of lost items, Saint Anthony is invoked for many other needs as well.   In this novena, or nine-day prayer, we not only ask for Saint Anthony’s intercession but promise to live more Christian lives.

Saint Anthony received an apparition of the Christ Child, Who, lying in the saint’s arms, kissed him and told St Anthony that He loved him for his preaching.   (Saint Anthony was renowned for his zealous preaching of the True Faith against heretics.)   In this prayer, we recognise that our greatest need is for grace—the life of God in our souls—which saves us from sin.  Our particular need—our request to Saint Anthony—is secondary.

This prayer, however, does not shy away from asking Saint Anthony to intervene in a miraculous fashion to fulfill our particular need.   In return for the good that we desire, we promise to live our lives as Saint Anthony did—conforming our actions to the truths taught to us by the Church, living and preaching the Gospel and serving the poor.

Begining tomorrow – 4 June – Let us Pray:

annoucing a novena to st anthony of padua


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