UNFAILING NOVENA TO SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA, PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH – DAY 4

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 4

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

St. Anthony, light divine,
Shining in our night,
We seek your aid, dear saint,
To find what’s out of sight.

Guide us on our journey,
Bring our prayers above,
St. Anthony, intercede
With your unfailing love.

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 journey through 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 4 (Teacher, Theologian & Finder of Lost Items): Anthony of Padua - Wikipedia

Although primarily known for his preaching, St. Anthony was also a gifted teacher and theologian. He taught theology to his fellow friars and wrote theological treatises that are still studied today. His sermons and writings revealed a profound understanding of Scripture, a deep love for Christ, and a devotion to the Eucharist. St. Anthony is invoked as the patron saint of lost things. A little jingle goes like this: “St. Anthony, please look around; something is lost and must be found.” This attribution comes from an incident where a novice carried off a valuable psalter St. Anthony was using (the Book of Psalms, which today is known as the Divine Office – Liturgy of the Hours). discovering that it was lost, St. Anthony prayed very hard that the psalter would be found. After seeing an alarming apparition of St. Anthony, the novice returned the psalter. However, many suggest he is more importantly the patron of lost souls — those who have fallen to mortal sin, have abandoned the Church, and have grown apathetic to the practice of the faith.

SHORT MEDITATION/PRAYER: Take a moment to reflect on St. Anthony’s reputation as the finder of lost things. Consider the countless individuals who have sought his intercession and experienced the joy of finding what was lost. Reflect on the trust and faith that people have placed in his intercession. Ask St. Anthony to help you find what may be lost in your life, whether it be material possessions, relationships, or spiritual direction.

St. Anthony, you are renowned as the patron of the lost, helping countless people find lost items and, more importantly, finding their way back to God. Intercede for us, that we may find what is lost in our lives — lost faith, lost hope, lost relationships. Help us to rediscover the path that leads us closer to God and to experience His unfailing love and mercy.

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 journey through 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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Gloria Mary usu
Gloria Mary usu
1 year ago

Thank God for the life of Fr.chinaka I pray for more grace upon your life in Jesus mighty name Amen may st Anthony pray for us Amen

Umenwanne Perpetua
Umenwanne Perpetua
1 year ago

Thank you Fr, May God keep on strength you now and always, may St Anthony of Padua pray for you

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
1 year ago

Amen

Imelda Asuquo
Imelda Asuquo
1 year ago

My Patron Saint Anthony, please I implore your help for restoration of good health and proper functioning of all organs of my body, peace for my sister Grace St her work place and blessings upon my entire family through Christ our Lord Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
1 year ago

St. Anthony of Padua through your intercession may God have mercy on the Agbonyeme family & grant my daughter safe delivery. Amen.

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
1 year ago

Amen

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

St. Anthony of Padua, pray for your children.

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us Amen

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

St. Anthony of Padua intercede for me to find a good relationship with my spouse and children amen

Eunice verenyol
Eunice verenyol
1 year ago

Thank God Almighty for this novena of lost things . May I recover my lost things too in the name of Jesus.

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua
Pray for us

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
1 year ago

St Anthony, hammer of heretics, pray for us

Juliet Chinenye
Juliet Chinenye
1 year ago

Amen

Veronica Garba
Veronica Garba
1 year ago

Saint Anthony of Padua intercede forme and help me find my lost midwifery license, pray for the healing of my father Anthony Garba, pray for the safety of my life and my vocation. Amen.

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua, please pray for me and intercede for me for divine favours.

Chinwe Ann
Chinwe Ann
1 year ago

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.

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
1 year ago

Amen!!!

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua, pray for us Amen

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
1 year ago

Oh St Anthony, Pray for us Amen

Angela Sewuese Abutu.
Angela Sewuese Abutu.
1 year ago

Amen

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
1 year ago

Saint Anthony of Padua, Pray for us Amen

Roses Utsaha
Roses Utsaha
1 year ago

Saint Anthony, please look around, something is lost and must be found.

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
1 year ago

St. Anthony, dispenser of divine graces, pray for me, my husband and my children. Amen

Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
1 year ago

Saint Anthony of Padua help me find my lost items

MR BEAST
MR BEAST
1 year ago

AMEN(Saint anthony)\

Emeka Odugu
Emeka Odugu
1 year ago

St. Anthony, guide of souls, pray for us

Priscilla
Priscilla
1 year ago

Amen

Mojisola
Mojisola
1 year ago

Amen

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 year ago

Amen

Mabelmary
Mabelmary
1 year ago

At Anthony of padua intercede for me. Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 year ago

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

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

Amen

Igwesi Victoria
Igwesi Victoria
1 year ago

Amen

SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
1 year ago

St. Anthony of Padua ! Intercede for me. Amen

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua, pray for us to remain patient to receive all that we have Lost to the glory of the Almighty God, Amen. Also help my family members that are sick to regain their health. Amen.

Nneka
Nneka
1 year ago

Amen . St Anthony pray for us

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
1 year ago

Oh Holy Saint Anthony of Padua… Please Pray for Me, Amen!!

Juliet Arinze
Juliet Arinze
1 year ago

Amen

Njideka Ihionu
Njideka Ihionu
1 year ago

St Anthony of Padua please rewrite my storyline Biko

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
12 days ago

St. Anthony, finder of lost things, pray for us

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
12 days ago

St. Anthony of Padua pray for us.

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
12 days ago

St. Anthony, finder of lost things, pray for us and intercede for us, that we may find what is lost in our lives — lost faith, lost hope, lost relationships. Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
12 days ago

St Anthony, defender of the truth.pray for us. AMEEEEEEEEEEEN.

Cynthia
Cynthia
12 days ago

St.Antony of Padua pray for us.

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
12 days ago

St Anthony pray for us

Dennis Ukange
Dennis Ukange
12 days ago

Dear St Anthony, help me find all that I and my family have lost in Jesus name amen

Chris Onyegbule
Chris Onyegbule
11 days ago

May Saint Anthony of Padua intercede for me to God to restore and recover the years the locust have eaten my life and may the Lord grant me the desires of my heart for the greater glory of God. Amen and Amen.

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
11 days ago

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

Oby Ralph
Oby Ralph
11 days ago

St Anthony of Padua pray for us Amen

Franca Ekhosuehi
Franca Ekhosuehi
11 days ago

Thank you dear St Anthony for your attentiveness and compassion…

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