St. Anthony – The Saint of Miracles!
Pray to St. Anthony
Three Novenas of Prayers and Masses will be said in honor of St. Anthony. The first Novena will be held from June 5-13, The second from June 13-21, the third in Padua starting June 22.
St. Anthony is known for finding everything…From lost souls to lost keys. So, when something important to us has been lost or when we have a need, “we say a prayer to St. Anthony” to help us.
From the Gospel we hear God telling us to “Ask” for our needs…and to keep asking. “Ask and you will receive.” “Seek and you will find.” “Knock and the door will be opened to you.”
We Friars have a special bond with St. Anthony. We have great confidence in his power to intercede for those who ask for his help. He has helped me and I am sure he will help you.
So we want to help you to seek St. Anthony’s assistance by joining us in the three Novenas of Masses to him. During the first nine days of Masses, we will be asking St. Anthony to pray for all your special intentions. Then for the following eighteen days, we will be thanking God for all the graces that have come into your life.
Please send your petitions as soon as possible so that we may include them in our prayers to St. Anthony, beseeching him to intercede for your needs.
If you can, please send a “St. Anthony Bread” offering for our Franciscan missions in Central America, where poor villagers use stray sticks for firewood and mountain streams for washing, drinking and cooking. If you can spare $10 or $15 it might save a whole family from sickness and disease.
Please join us in these novenas. To help you, I’ll send along a medal of St. Anthony with the cloth touched to his relic and a booklet of novena prayers to St. Anthony to assist your prayers
Your friend in St. Anthony,
Fr. Robert, O.F.M.