St. Anthony – The Saint of Miracles!
The first June 5-13
The second June 13-21
The third in Padua June 22-30
You’ve heard it since you were small – St. Anthony is known for finding everything … From lost souls to lost keys. So, when something important to us has been lost… we naturally “say a prayer to St. Anthony .”
Franciscans have a special bond with St. Anthony – he’s a Friar just like us. So we have great confidence in his power to intercede for those who ask his help. I imagine he’s helped you in the past as he’s helped me. So we want to help you in your desire to seek St. Anthony’s assistance by joining us in three Solemn Novenas of Grace. For 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 already come into your life.
Please send your petitions for the novenas and add, if you can, a “St. Anthony Bread” offering for our Franciscan missions in Central America – where poor villages use stray sticks for firewood and mountain streams for washing, drinking, and cooking. If you can spare $20-$25 it might save a whole family from sickness and disease.
Please join us in these novenas. To help fix your attention on St. Anthony I’ll send along a special St. Anthony ‘s medal with a cloth touched to his relic and a booklet of novena prayers to St. Anthony to assist your prayers.
Affectionately in St. Anthony,
Fr. Robert, O.F.M.