Novena to Saint Anthony

We Salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity. We rejoice at the favours God has so liberally bestowed on thee. In humility and confidence, we entreat thee to help us for we know that God has given thee charity and pity as well as power. Then behold our distress, our anxiety, our fears concerning [Here mention your intentions.] We ask it of thee by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when he loaded thee with caresses. Tell Him of our wants. Remember thy rapture when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart when thou didst press thy cheek to His and didst listen to His divine whispers. One sigh from thee whom He honours will crown our success and fill us with joy. Think of this and hear our prayer. Obtain for us all that we desire and we will publish thy greatness thereby to glorify Him by whom thou wert so highly favoured. Amen

O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy when on earthy to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me my request [Here mention your intentions.]

The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even so, you are the Saint of miracles. O Gentle and Loving Saint 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, and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

Saint Anthony, loved and honoured by the divine Child Jesus, Obtain what we ask of thee.
Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work, Obtain what we ask of thee.
Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee, Obtain what we ask of thee.

The Efficacious Prayers in Honor of the Blessed Tongue of Saint Anthony of Padua

(They can be recited for an exercise of thirteen Tuesdays in his honour, or during thirteen days in succession, or the first nine can be used for a nine-day Novena.)

Sixth Day

O Marvelous Saint, whose Blessed Tongue didst always bless the Lord, with Whom thou didst hold familiar conversation when He appeared to thee under the form of a graceful Child, I bless, praise and venerate thee, and thanking God for the sweet apparitions and tender conversations with which He favored thee, I implore thee to obtain for me the grace to always converse devoutly and affectionately with Jesus in His Sacrament after Holy Communion.

Our Father etc. Hail Mary etc. Glory Be to the Father. etc.
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