Saint Anthony of Padua (Feast day: June 13) “The Saint of Miracles”

Saint Anthony of Padua (Feast day: June 13)
“The Saint of Miracles”

[Saint Anthony holy card] Saint Anthony was born in 1195 in Lisbon, Portugal. Born of a wealthy and noble Portuguese family he gave up all his wealth to follow Jesus more closely and he became a poor Franciscan in 1221. He dedicated his entire life to spreading Jesus teachings.

Saint Anthony was a gifted preacher and crowds gather just to hear him speking. He traveled constantly, evangelizing, preaching, and teaching theology through Italy and France. Saint Anthony had apparitions of the Infant Jesus, and of Saint Francis, and he peformed many miracles during his time on earth and since his death in 1231 many more miracles had being attributed to his making. He is today one off the most beloved saint to these whom follow the Catholic faith.

Saint Anthony is invoked as one of the Patron Saints against Sterility, Barrenness and for Fertility, Expectant Mothers, Elderly People, Oppressed People, Poor People, Domestic Animals just to name a few.

Prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua, Glorious for your miracles And for the condescension of Jesus In coming as a little child
to repose in your arms, obtain for me from his bounty the grace which I ardently desire.

You who were so compassionate towards sinners, regard not my unworthiness, but the glory of God,
that it may be magnified by you in connection with the particular request which I now earnestly present to you.

(Name the request.)

As a pledge of my gratitude, I beg you to accept my promise to live more faithfully in accordance with
the teachings of the Church, and to be devoted to the service of the poor whom you loved
and still love so greatly.

Bless this my resolution, that I may be faithful to it even until death.

St. Anthony, consoler of all the afflicted,
Pray for me.

St. Anthony, whom the infant Jesus so much loved and honored,
Pray for me.

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