St Anthony of Padua – 13th June 2023

St. Anthony gave us his short life as an example of how to “preach the Gospel” to everyone we see. As St. Francis said, “Use words when needed”. As we are commissioned as Catholics after every Mass we attend, to go and preach good news, we can use our lives to do that, in any occupation we are in. We can all use our thoughts, words, actions to preach the Gospel simply by loving God with all our heart, and our neighbor as ourselves. Imagine if each one of us could do this starting now, what a better place this world would be. Lets challenge ourselves to call upon St. Anthony for his assistance, especially on his feast day.

Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony

O Holy St. Anthony gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request).

O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms. he gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.


O wonderful St. Anthony, glorious on account of the fame of your miracles, and through the condescension of Jesus in coming in the form of a little child to rest in your arms, obtain for me of His bounty the grace which I ardently desire from the depths of my heart . (State your intention)

You who were so compassionate toward miserable sinners, regard not the unworthiness of those who pray to you, but the glory of God that it may once again be magnified by the granting of the particular request (State your intention) which I now ask for with persevering earnestness.

Pray one Our Father,

one Hail Mary, and

Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

Tredicina (Thirteen-Day Novena)

1. O Lord, you have made Saint Anthony an apostle of the Gospel. Grant us, through his intercession, a strong and humble faith and make our lives coherent with the creed that we profess.

Glory be to the Father….

2. O God Almighty, you have made Saint Anthony a constructor of peace and fraternal charity. Look upon the victims of violence and war. Grant that in this confused world full of tensions, we may become courageous witnesses of non-violence, promoting human life and peace.

Glory be to the Father…

3.O God, you have granted Saint Anthony the gift of healing and performing miracles. Grant us health of soul and body. Grant serenity and solace to those who have asked for our prayers and make us always ready to serve the sick, the elderly and the distressed.

Glory be to the Father…

4.O Lord, you made Saint Anthony an untiring preacher of the Gospels along mankind’s many paths. In your Fatherly mercy protect the homeless, refugees and migrants; keep them safe from every danger and guide their steps along the path of peace.

Glory be to the Father…

5.O God Almighty, you granted Saint Anthony the power to reunite severed limbs. Reunite all Christians in your One and Holy Church, and grant that we may all live the mystery of unity, thus becoming one heart and one soul.

Glory be to the Father…

6.O Lord Jesus, you made Saint Anthony a great master of spiritual life. Grant us the ability to renew our lives according to the teachings of the Gospel and the beatitudes, and make us promoters of spiritual life for our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father…

7.O Jesus, you granted Saint Anthony the incomparable grace of holding you as a child in his arms. Bless our children, and grant that they may grow in goodness and in health and that they may live their lives in the fear of God.

Glory be to the Father…

8.O Merciful Jesus, you granted Saint Anthony the wisdom and gifts necessary to guide souls to holiness through his preaching and priestly ministry. Grant that we may approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the great gift of your love, with humility and faith.

Glory be to the Father…

9.O Holy Spirit, in Saint Anthony you gave the Church and the world a great master of holy doctrine. Grant that all those who work in the media may feel the great responsibility they have to serve truth in charity and with respect for others.

Glory be to the Father…

10.O Lord, you are the Lord of the harvest. Through the intercession of Saint Anthony send many worthy religious and priests into your field, fill them with zeal, generosity and your love.

Glory be to the Father…

11.O Jesus, you called the pope to be a universal pastor, high priest and messenger of truth and peace. Through the intercession of Saint Anthony sustain and console him in his mission.

Glory be to the Father…

12.O Holy Trinity, you granted Saint Anthony the grace to know, to love and to glorify the Virgin Mary, your Blessed Mother, and our Heavenly Mother, grant that we may grow ever closer to her motherly heart, to better serve, love and glorify you, who are love itself.

Glory be to the Father…

13.O Lord, you allowed Saint Anthony to meet sister death with a serene soul. Direct our lives towards you, assist the dying and grant eternal peace to the souls of our departed brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father…

Prayer to St. Anthony asking for help in finding missing items:

Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find (mention your petition) which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss.
To this favor I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God.


O Holy St Anthony, the gentlest and
kindest of Saints, your burning love of
God, your exalted virtue, and your great
charity towards your fellow creatures,
made you worthy, when on earth to
possess miraculous powers such as were
given to no other saint.
Miracle waited on your word, and that
word you were ever ready to speak at the
request of those in trouble.
The anxious prayer of bitter trial was
never addressed to you in vain.
To the sick you gave back health; you
restored what was lost; the sorrow
stricken were the objects of your tender
compassion; even the dead you raised to
life when the wounded heart cried out to
you from the depths of its bitter anguish.
When on earth nothing was impossible with you, except not to have
compassion on those in distress and sorrow.
Encouraged by this thought, and convinced of the efficacy of your holy
intercession, we kneel before your holy image, and full of confidence, we
implore you to obtain for us (here mention your request).
The answer to this our prayer may require a miracle. Even so, are you not
the Saint of Miracles, who, when on earth, had but to speak the mightiest
wonders were wrought!
O gentle and loving St Anthony, you whose heart was ever full of human
sympathy, whispers our prayer into the ears of the Infant Jesus, who loved
to linger in your arms.
One word from you and our prayer will be granted. O, speak but that word
and the gratitude of our heart will ever be yours!

Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be.

The Litany of St. Anthony of Padua

Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.

St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

St. Anthony, glory of the Friars Minor, pray for us.

St. Anthony, ark of the testament, pray for us.

St. Anthony, sanctuary of heavenly wisdom, pray for us.

St. Anthony, destroyer of worldly vanity, pray for us.

St. Anthony, conqueror of impurity, pray for us.

St. Anthony, example of humility, pray for us.

St. Anthony, lover of the Cross, pray for us.

St. Anthony, martyr of desire, pray for us.

St. Anthony, generator of charity, pray for us.

St. Anthony, zealous for justice, pray for us.

St. Anthony, terror of infidels, pray for us.

St. Anthony, model of perfection, pray for us.

St. Anthony, consoler of the afflicted, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of lost things, pray for us.

St. Anthony, defender of innocence, pray for us.

St. Anthony, liberator of prisoners, pray for us.

St. Anthony, guide of pilgrims, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of health. pray for us.

St. Anthony, performer of miracles, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of speech to the mute, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of hearing to the deaf, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of sight to the blind, pray for us.

St. Anthony, disperser of devils, pray for us.

St. Anthony, reviver of the dead. pray for us.

St. Anthony, tamer of tyrants, pray for us.

From the snares of the devil, St. Anthony deliver us.

From thunder, lightning and storms, St. Anthony deliver us.

From all evil of body and soul, St. Anthony deliver us.

Through your intercession, St. Anthony protect us.

Throughout the course of life, St. Anthony protect us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

  1. St. Anthony, pray for us.
  2. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

O God, may the pious commemoration of St. Anthony, Your Confessor and Proctor, give joy to Your Church, that she may ever be strengthened with Your spiritual assistance and merit to attain everlasting joy. Through Christ our Lord.


I salute you, St. Anthony, lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.

I salute you, great Saint, cherub of wisdom and seraph of divine love. I rejoice at the favors Our Lord has so liberally bestowed on you.

In humility and confidence, I entreat you to help me, for I know that God has given you charity and compassion, as well as power.

I ask you, by the love you felt toward the Holy Infant Jesus as you held Him in your arms, to tell Him now of the favors I seek through your intercession. (Mention your petition.)

O glorious favorite of God, in humble reverence I petition you to grant me what I so urgently ask for, and I will make known your goodness and holiness, thereby to honor and glorify Him who has so greatly blessed you.


St. Anthony, lover of the least and lowly, you reached out to the sick with a generous and compassionate heart. Please be with me at this time of ill health, and accompany me as I face this sickness and all the uncertainties of infirmity. Help me experience God’s healing power through your prayers, as well as my own.
If I suffer, lead me to unite myself to the Cross of Jesus Christ, so that this suffering can bring spiritual benefit to me and to others. May my bearing the cross of illness here on earth prepare me for new life in the eternal joys of perfect happiness and fullness of life with God forever in Heaven.



St. Anthony, you always helped those in need. I fervently seek your heavenly intercession now for (here name) who is ill and in need of your miraculous assistance. Give strength to (name) so that he/she may experience God’s blessings and goodness at this time. May his/her sufferings be lessened and confidence in God’s Divine Providence be increased.

St. Anthony, you were a true friend to the sick and offered them your compassionate care in powerful acts of healing. Stay near to (name) now with your protection. Console our anxious hearts and grant that our physical and emotional sufferings be a source of purification and growth for eternal life.


St. Anthony, faithful servant of Christ, you offered comfort and consolation to all who came to you in times of trouble. Pray for me now, that I may know true peace of mind, heart and soul. Help me grow in faith, so that I may be free from all useless and needless anxiety in this life.
Fill me with a complete and lasting confidence in God’s healing graces. Grant me the serenity known by those who let go of resentments, bitterness and anger. Reassure me that Our Divine Savior, Jesus Christ, is with me every step of the way, every day of my life, and that in His gracious love I need not worry or fear any of life’s difficulties.



St. Anthony, model of great holiness, help me to live as a worthy son/daughter of God, faithful to the promises of my Baptism. You know how serious are the dangers and difficulties of my life. Grant that I may overcome all temptations to evil and have the courage to witness to my faith.
Obtain for me, from Our Divine Savior, a heart that is capable of loving God above all things, and open my soul to a generous and sincere love of my neighbor.
Help me to be willing to assist and serve anyone who is in need. Encourage me by your holy example, so that I may be most open and receptive to God’s perfect and all powerful love.


St. Anthony, God blessed you with a loving family to form you in the image and the ideals of Jesus Christ. From your place in heaven, watch over my family, and help us grow together in faith and in a loving concern for each other.
Strengthen our bonds of family unity when we practice Jesus’ teachings of forgiveness, of selfless service, of putting the love of God and the needs of others first in our lives. Give us words and ways to express our affection and respect for all in our family, and guide us to work through and resolve all our misunderstandings and disagreements.


St. Anthony, God chose you for a mission of mercy to those who had fallen away from our Catholic faith. I entrust to you my concerns for (here name) who does not presently worship at Mass or receive the Sacraments regularly.

Speak to their heart, and lead them to want to know God better, to praise God often in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, and to offer their time and talents in the dedicated service of a welcoming, holy, faith-filled Catholic parish community. Grant them the joy, the privilege, and the power of a committed personal relationship with Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and His Body, the Church.
Guide me with patience and wisdom to be a worthy example of faith to all.


St. Anthony, glorious worker of wonders, you have assisted me with great kindness and have consoled my soul. I express to you now my heartfelt gratitude and thanks for all your heavenly aid.

Accept my prayer, and my sincere promise, to strive to live always in the love of Jesus Christ and of my neighbor. Continue to shield me with your powerful protection, and obtain for me the final grace of being able, one day, to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, and to join with you in the everlasting praises of God’s love and mercy.


St. Anthony, you are often called the patron of travelers. Many recount their gratitude for your care and watchfulness upon their journeys. Grant me that same protection as I set out on my travels, both near and far. Be my guide and my safety when I am lost, and always help me to know and to follow the right path.


St. Anthony, at an early age you were called by Sister Death to your heavenly reward. Help me to live in such a way that I am spiritually prepared to leave this world whenever Sister Death summons me. Free me from fear, and grant me the conviction of faith that I will be welcomed by our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ, at my final hour, to enjoy forever the brightness of perpetual light, the fullness of eternal life, and perfect love in God’s presence forever.

Help me to die with no regrets for the past, with gratitude for all that has been, and with a joyful openness to the blessings of grace and goodness Christ has prepared for those who love Him. And until then, lead me to live each day fully, with sincere faith and constant praise for all that Our Lord has given me now, and in His promises for my eternal future.

Prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua, Performer of Miracles

Dear Saint Anthony, Your prayers obtained miracles during your lifetime. You still seem to move at ease in the realm of minor and major miracles. Saint Anthony, Performer of Miracles, please obtain for me the blessings God holds in reserve for those who serve Him. Pray that I may be worthy of the promises my Lord Jesus attaches to confident prayer.

[mention your special intentions]


St. Anthony, you became famous for your academic knowledge and your Christian wisdom. I hereby entrust my studies to your guidance. You know how important they are for my life, and how serious is the commitment they require of me.
Grant me the motivation and determination to apply myself to my studies consistently, the intelligence to understand all that I am being taught, and the gift of a good memory to remember and apply what I have learned.
With your heavenly aid, may I successfully continue and conclude my studies so I can be of help and service to others, and come to know my true purpose and meaning in this life.