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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
St. Anthony & the Mule: A Eucharistic Miracle

St Anthony of Padua The Miracle of the Mule by Joseph the Younger Heintz

A story of St. Anthony involves a mule. While St. Anthony was preaching, a local heretic came to him and stated that he would not believe in Our Lord's Real Presence in the Eucharist unless a mule would kneel before the Blessed Sacrament. St. Anthony prayed and then brought a mule in to the heretic. In St. Anthony's right hand was the Blessed Sacrament, and in his left, he held oats. The mule refused the oats and knelt before the Blessed Sacrament. The heretic repented and submitted himself to the Catholic Church.

St. Anthony died on June 13, 1231, at a young age. On January 19, 1946, St. Anthony was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church.

Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony:

"Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints" 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; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.


del_button July 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM
Anonymous said...

I am a Catholic ever since I was born and will never deny my faith. I went to Saint Anthony's church as a child and decided later on in life to have my first son be named after him. Sure enough, I had a son and his name is Anthony after Saint Anthony of Padua.
This story is very inspiring. There is no doubt that Jesus lives in the Holy Eucharist.
Amen forever.

del_button October 25, 2013 at 9:21 PM
Anonymous said...

This story is awsome

del_button October 26, 2013 at 8:54 PM
Anonymous said...

St. Anthony is the best

del_button November 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM
Anonymous said...

Good! So inspiring.

del_button June 22, 2016 at 4:44 AM
Anonymous said...

St Antony is a great saint who always understands our spiritual and physical needs... Reading about the miracles he performed I am filled with wonder.

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