Our Patron Saint


Source  http://www.saintanthony.co.uk/page5.html

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,

and in our hearts take up thy rest;

Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid,

to fill the hearts that Thou has made.

St Anthony, powerful in word and work
. . . Grant us what we ask of thee

St Anthony, our patron and advocate
. . . Grant us what we ask of thee

St Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee
. . . Grant us what we ask of thee

St Anthony, whom the Infant Jesus so much loved
. . . Grant us what we ask of thee

For our Holy Father, Pope Benedict
. . . Our Father, Hail Mary

For our special intentions, our sick and friends, living and dead
. . . Our Father, Hail Mary

O holy St Anthony, gentlest of saints, your love for God and charity for your neighbour made you worthy when on earth 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 of you to obtain for me my request (mention it here). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle; even so you are the saint of miracles.

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

given to him by St Francis

May the Lord bless you and take you into his keeping; may He show you His countenance; and take pity on you; may He turn His eyes towards you and give you His peace.


O God, our good and merciful Father, who chose Saint Anthony as a witness to the Gospel and a messenger of peace among your people, hear the prayer that we send to you through the Saint’s intercession. Sanctify our families, and help them grow in faith. May our homes be blessed with unity, peace and serenity. Bless our children and protect our young. Lend your help to those who are afflicted by sickness, suffering or solitude. Help us face our everyday trials by giving us your love. Through Christ, Our Lord, Amen.

Remember, O Saint of Miracles, that you have never failed to help and to console anyone who has ever sought you in his need. I, too, come to thee who are so rich in graces and who are the favoured friend of the Infant Jesus, conifdent that I do not pray in vain.

Eloquent preacher of the infinite mercy of God, refuse not my prayer, but take my petition before the throne of God, so that I may have help and strength in my present trial and necessity. Listen, together with my voice, to that of your Little Friars and little Orphans who ask you a grace for me. Amen

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