Sunday, June 4, 2006
Begin Novena to St. Anthony of Padua

Today I begin the nine day Novena to St. Anthony of Padua. He is an amazing example of living a life dedicated to Jesus Christ. He lived from 1195 to 1231 and received a vision of the child Jesus, who St. Anthony cradled in his arms.

Please join me in beginning the Novena to St. Anthony of Padua.


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. Amen

(Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.)

Saint Anthony, pray for us!


O holy St. Anthony, gentlest of saints, your love for God and charity for his creatures made you worthy while on earth to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited 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 the favor I seek in this novena (State your intention). 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 Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms, and thee gratitude of my heart will always be yours.

(One Our Father, one Hail Mary, and Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony).

Saint Anthony, pray for us!

7 comment(s):

del_button June 4, 2006 at 2:32 PM
Anonymous said...

Do we pray novenas on the rosary?

del_button June 4, 2006 at 2:40 PM
Matthew said...

Hi, Larry:

Typically most Novenas don't have prayers said on the Rosary. This Novena to St. Anthony doesn't. The only novena that I think does is the Novena to the Divine Mercy (prayed from Good Friday to Divine Mercy Sunday). During that Novena we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Rosary beads.

Please join me in this Novena to St. Anthony. I've posted the prayers for Day one in this post. I'll post each day on my blog.

God bless!

del_button June 4, 2006 at 7:10 PM
Anonymous said...

Okay. Thanks alot.

God Bless

del_button June 4, 2006 at 8:07 PM
Anonymous said...

Also, can any novena be said at any time?

del_button June 4, 2006 at 9:14 PM
Matthew said...

Hi again, Larry.

Yes, novenas can be said at any time, however, some times are more popular. For example, the nine days leading up to a saint's feastday is more popular of a time to pray for their intercession than other times.

Will you be praying this Novena to St. Anthony?

del_button June 6, 2006 at 8:50 PM
Anonymous said...

Yes, I've started it an am continuing it.

del_button June 6, 2006 at 10:32 PM
Matthew said...

That's great. It's always comforting to know that other people are spirtually praying along.

God Bless!

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