NOVENA TO SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA, PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH – DAY 1

St. Anthony of Padua was a Franciscan friar, known as a gifted preacher and for his closeness to Christ. He is widely known as the patron saint of lost items, he is also revered for his intercession as the Patron saint of the Poor, Lost Things, Oppressed People, Lost souls, Lost People, Miracles, Custody of the Holy Land, Pregnancy, The Sick, The Hungry, Animals, Travelers, Finding One’s Spouse. Join the online Catholic Community they embark on a period of 9 days novena in his honour. Today is day 1

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

HYMN

O glorious St. Anthony,
Patron of the lost,
We turn to you with hearts in need,
In you, we put our trust.

As we seek your intercession,
Guide us on our way,
O blessed St. Anthony,
Hear our prayers, we pray.

St. Anthony of Padua NovenaOPENING PRAYER:

Dear St. Anthony, humble servant of God and beloved patron of the lost, we gather here today to seek your intercession. You were known for your powerful preaching, miracles, and unwavering faith. As we begin this novena, we ask for your guidance and help in our lives. We humbly bring our intentions before you and ask for your intercession. (Mention your intention or intentions here.) Pray for us and obtain from God the graces we need. Amen.

BIOGRAPHY, DAY 1 (Early Life and Conversion): Anthony of Padua - Wikipedia

St. Anthony of Padua was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1195. He was baptized as Fernando Martins. As a young man, he joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine and dedicated himself to a life of prayer and study. However, his life took a significant turn when the remains of five Franciscan martyrs who died in Morocco were brought to his monastery. Inspired by their heroic witness, he decided to join the Franciscan Order, taking the name Anthony.

SHORT MEDITATION/PRAYER: Reflect on the life of St. Anthony of Padua, his love for God, and his devotion to the poor and needy. Consider his humility and his unwavering faith in the power of God’s love. Take a moment to reflect on how you can emulate these virtues in your own life.

St. Anthony, you embraced a life of humility, recognizing that true greatness lies in serving others. Teach us to humble ourselves before God and to seek His will above our own. Help us to put others’ needs before our own and to approach life with a spirit of selflessness and compassion.

LITANY OF SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us.
St. Anthony, renowned for your holiness, pray for us.
St. Anthony, powerful intercessor, pray for us.
St. Anthony, dispenser of divine graces, pray for us.
St. Anthony, full of zeal for the Gospel, pray for us.
St. Anthony, converter of hardened hearts, pray for us.
St. Anthony, healer of the sick, pray for us.
St. Anthony, comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.
St. Anthony, finder of lost things, pray for us.
St. Anthony, model of humility, pray for us.
St. Anthony, renowned preacher, pray for us.
St. Anthony, defender of truth, pray for us.
St. Anthony, example of charity, pray for us.
St. Anthony, protector of the oppressed, pray for us.
St. Anthony, guide of souls, pray for us.
St. Anthony, patron of the poor, pray for us.
St. Anthony, gentle and kind, pray for us.
St. Anthony, friend of the Holy Infant, pray for us.

Pray for us, O blessed St. Anthony, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O Holy St. Anthony, you have shown us the way to grow in holiness through your example of faith, humility, and love. As we begin this novena, we ask for your powerful intercession. Help us to find what is lost, to grow in our love for God, and to embrace a life of selflessness and service. We place our intentions before you, confident in your intercession. (Mention your intention or intentions here). O beloved St. Anthony, pray for us and obtain from God the graces we need to live as faithful disciples. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. ANTHONY FOR LOST ITEMS/PERSONS/AND OTHER VALUABLE RESOURCES (OPTIONAL)

Saint anthony HD wallpapers | PxfuelDear St. Anthony, you are the patron saint of lost things and the finder of the misplaced. I come before you today with a heavy heart, as I have lost something dear to me (Mention this valuable thing/person). I ask for your intercession and guidance in helping me find what has been lost. St. Anthony, you have been known to work miracles and assist those in need. I humbly ask that you turn your compassionate gaze toward my situation. Please pray for me and ask our loving Father in Heaven to grant me the grace of finding the lost item I seek. In moments of distress and confusion, you have been a beacon of hope for countless souls. I place my trust in your intercession and in God’s providence. Help me remain patient and calm as I search for what is lost, and open my eyes to see any hints or signs that may lead me to its discovery. St. Anthony, I believe in your powerful intercession and in the goodness of God’s plan for me. If it is in accordance with His will, I pray that my lost item may be returned to me. But above all, may I not find this lost item(s)/person(s) if it would make me a lost soul, depriving me of my eternal salvation, and may I grow in faith and surrender to God’s loving care, knowing that He is with me in every circumstance of life. Thank you, dear St. Anthony, for your attentiveness and compassion. I will always be grateful for your assistance and will do all in my power to promote devotion to you. Amen.

Blessing+

Through the intercession of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor, may Almighty God bless you + the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Shalom!
Compiled by Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Loreto, São Paulo, Brazil
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com

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Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

St. Anthony of Padua, pray that I may intetnalise the prayers I say.

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
1 year ago

Oh Saint Anthony of Padua… Please Pray For Me, Husband, Children and My Mother and for all my Prayers to be answered, Amen!!

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua
Pray for us

Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka Rose-Rita
Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka Rose-Rita
1 year ago

Pray for us and obtain from God the graces we need. Amen.

Juliet Chinenye
Juliet Chinenye
1 year ago

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us. Amen

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua, pray for us.
Amen

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
1 year ago

Saint Anthony of Padua, Pray for us Amen

Emilia
Emilia
1 year ago

St Anthony pray for us

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
1 year ago

St. Anthony of Padua intercede for me.

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
1 year ago

Amen

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 year ago

Saint Anthony of Padua, Pray for us, Amen.

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
1 year ago

Saint , Anthony of Padua, please pray
God Mercy for the Agbonyeme family, grand children, great grand children. Jesus son of the living God have mercy on us.

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 year ago

Amen. St Anthony of Padua pray for us.

Akujieze Mary-Ann
Akujieze Mary-Ann
1 year ago

Saint Anthony, please pray for me, my husband and children that all our prayers will be answered . Amen

Phyllis Joseph Nweke
Phyllis Joseph Nweke
1 year ago

Anthoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!
Paaaasssaaaaaduuuuuuua NIGERIA!!!!!!!!!!

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua, pray for me, to get

Mary Ezenwenyi
Mary Ezenwenyi
1 year ago

St. Anthony of Padua, Pray for me, my family and loved ones

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua , pray for me, that my lost items may be returned to me, if it’s your will for me to gain eternal salvation and may I grow in faith and surrender to God ‘s loving care knowing that He is with me in every circumstances of my life. Amen.

Francis Emmanuella
Francis Emmanuella
1 year ago

Amen

Imelda Asuquo
Imelda Asuquo
1 year ago

Amen.

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

Powerful St. Anthony, pray for us Amen

Sa’adatu Anne Akough
Sa’adatu Anne Akough
1 year ago

May the Lord answer all our petitions through St. Anthony of Padua

Grace
Grace
1 year ago

Amen

Grace
Grace
1 year ago

I pray for divine protection for myself and Carrrrr @ work

Gloria Mary usu
Gloria Mary usu
1 year ago

Fr I thank God for the good work you are doing to help souls form a good relationship with God and at the same time God blesses them more grace to you in Jesus mighty name Amen I’m a new member my prayer is done thanks.

MR BEAST
MR BEAST
1 year ago

AMEN

Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
1 year ago

Saint Anthony of padua please bring back my cousin brother peter odika that have been kidnapped for more than three years now so that our family have peace. Saint Anthony pray for us, Amen

Georgemary
Georgemary
1 year ago

Saint Anthony of Padua Pray for us now and forever. Amen

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
1 year ago

St. Anthony, comforter of the afflicted, pray for me, my husband and my children. Amen

Priscilla
Priscilla
1 year ago

St Anthony of Pauda, pray for us, Amen

Felicity
Felicity
1 year ago

Amen

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua, Pray for us Amen

Angela Sewuese Abutu.
Angela Sewuese Abutu.
1 year ago

Amen

Grace Wanan Ityosaa
Grace Wanan Ityosaa
1 year ago

Saint Anthony pray for us

Mojisola
Mojisola
1 year ago

Amen

Njideka Ihionu
Njideka Ihionu
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua I pray for these intentions.
Asking you to restore my dignity
Praying for good husbands for my daughters queen and Janefrances establish my son Oliverjude ihionu and help him stop smoking
Give access road to my husbands House project in the village
Bless the works of my hands

Nwabude Nwamaka
Nwabude Nwamaka
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 year ago

St. Anthony, healer of the sick, pray for Us

Brown Onwukamadu
Brown Onwukamadu
1 year ago

St. Anthony of Padua, Please pray that my job and my mother’s health be restored in Jesus’ name.

Juliet Arinze
Juliet Arinze
1 year ago

Amen

Awurumibe ruth
Awurumibe ruth
1 year ago

Oh saint Anthony pray for me and my family that God will hear our prayers

Ngozi Okafor
Ngozi Okafor
1 year ago

I am glad to be a part of this group St Anthony is an awesome Saint that has helped me through his intercessions to find favours in the sight of God. I am most grateful to be part of this group

Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
14 days ago

St Anthony of Padua pray for my lost Silblings

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
14 days ago

St. Anthony pray for us to internalize the prayers we say and be regularly attentive at Liturgical activity.

Chidimma Nwaeze
Chidimma Nwaeze
14 days ago

Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
14 days ago

St Anthony, powerful intercessor. Pray for us. AMEEEEEEEEEEEN.

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
14 days ago

St. Anthony, comforter of the afflicted, pray for us

Uba, Susanna Chiebone
Uba, Susanna Chiebone
14 days ago

Anto. PADUA pray for us, I pray for healing.

Mary Osagie
Mary Osagie
14 days ago

My dearest friend St Anthony Of Padua I come to you once again to plead your intercession upon my husband health and upon the court case concerning my house upon my children. My mother and my siblings and finally upon my job. Plead for me dear friend. Amen.

Victor Ofor
Victor Ofor
14 days ago

St. Anthony the Evangelical doctor pray for us

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