He is one of the great saints of the Catholic Church, and one of the
beloved--even far beyond Catholics themselves. Untold numbers of
people turn to him, still, when there is loss. And strangely--at least strangely in the usual ways of the
world--those things often quickly turn up. And often they turn up in
the most unexpected--even seemingly miraculous ways. Let the stories begin.
Hello, I had lost my brand new glove and was going crazy trying to find it. A friend had suggested praying to St. Anthony but I felt funny praying for a glove. Finally, she wore me down so I took a few minutes to pray to St. Anthony. I had retraced my steps multiple times to no avail. The last time, I had this urging to look in a strange place....so I went into the breezeway and looked into an umbrella that was hanging upside down and low and behold there was the glove!! I normally don't have the habit of looking inside of a loosely folded up umbrellas but I am glad I followed the "urgings" because there it was!!
Thank you St. Anthony! Gratefully, L.E.
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Dear St. Anthony, because you experienced disappointments and sickness in your brief life here, I salute you the more respectfully. Your own life assures us that you understand our need. There is nothing so humbling to us as sickness; it upsets our self-assurance and composure, leaves undone our daily tasks, takes away our feeling of usefulness, and forces us to depend on others. Help us, then, good St. Anthony, in sickness and trouble. Please teach us how to profit spiritually from our bodily ills. Intercede for us with God, so that our health may be improved. And as we recover in body, let us also be improved in spirit. St. Anthony, we ask the blessing of your intercession, for our own healing and for the honor of Jesus Christ. Amen.
V. Pray for us Saint Anthony,
R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.
We dedicate this Prayer to St. Anthony for Healing to a dear friend who is dealing with cancer, and to all of our blog readers dealing with illness at this time also~
Our dwarf bunny rabbit escaped from his cage two nights ago. In our community there are possums, raccoons, stray cats and occasionally a hawk has been seen flying around. It was grim the thought she would survive the night. I prayed to St. Anthony over and over again for two days. I also did my part and looked for her for the following days and put flyers on several homes in my community. Three nights later, someone called they found my bunny rabbit! What are the chances?? Prayers do get answered!!
Thank you C.J. for your sweet story of St. Anthony's help. Have a story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~