Sunday, August 6, 2017

It Was Very Fortunate

Another story to add to the many others on the blog. Among other duties my job requires to me be in the field and take pictures of signal equipment along railroads. One hot day a couple years ago I was doing just that, traveling from location to location. When I arrived at a new spot I couldn't find my digital camera. I carefully retraced my steps to my previous location a couple miles away. I searched diligently there and slowly along the two miles of roadway I'd traveled to the next location (along a four lane divided highway) to no avail. I prayed to St. Anthony and also texted my sister to ask her to do the same. I continued to search and decided to make one last trip to the last location I'd used the camera. When I stopped there I noticed another vehicle pulled over at that same spot. While I got out of the truck and started looking around a man got out of the car and asked if I'd lost a camera. Lo and behold he presented it to me. Apparently I'd left it on my truck and it'd fallen off into the middle of the highway. God knows how many folks had driven over it without hitting it but this man had noticed it, and stopped and retrieved it from the road. Other than a couple scratches on the body it was good as new. It was very fortunate it was found because I'd already lost a camera on the job a few years prior and I'm sure the boss wouldn't have been too pleased to hear I'd done it again! For unknown reasons I failed to ask for St. Anthony help with the first camera and it was never found. As fate would have if I've once again lost this same camera and so am asking once again for St. Anthony's intercession.

Thank you J.W. for your great lost and found story - we pray that St. Anthony will help you find the camera again. Have a story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on the blog~

Monday, July 24, 2017

It's Unexplainable

My sister gave me a St. Benedict bracelet after one of her daughter's (my niece) joined the Benedictines of Mary convent. I lost the bracelet at least over a year ago, I can't even remember now how long ago I lost it. I had prayed to St. Anthony and looked everywhere for it for several weeks, and eventually forgot all about it. Today I took out the garbage from the kitchen and set the bag outside the door, did a few more things in the house then went out to take the garbage bag to the dumpster, but our dog had gotten into it and scattered the garbage - I was not very happy as I began to pick up the garbage. I was picking up the gross, yucky contents of the garbage when I saw my St. Benedict bracelet in amongst the used, soggy coffee grounds! St. Anthony found it! I could not believe my eyes! I still can't. There is no rhyme or reason, it's unexplainable. Definitely the work of a higher power. It was a nice reminder of love and the power of prayer. Thank you dear St. Anthony!

Thank you J.W. for this amazing story of St. Anthony's help in your life. Have a story of your own to share with our readers? Email it to us to have it posted on our blog~

Sunday, July 16, 2017

He Is Always Listening

Yesterday, St. Anthony helped me find my lost passport and I promised myself that I would find a website where I could testify to how often St. Anthony has helped me find lost objects. How strange to find another recent story of a lost passport!
I had literally turned my office upside down looking for my mislaid passport, even to the point of having my son move heavy furniture away from the wall. I was frustrated and embarrassed because I rarely forget where I put things. Then I remembered St. Anthony and I sincerely prayed for help. A few minutes later, I looked in the same area I had searched before and with a sense of awe, saw my passport.
I have lots of examples of this. I misplaced my glasses in our “attic” storeroom year ago, and you can imagine how hard it is to find something lost in a room like that. I prayed to St. Anthony and went to the storeroom and immediately “knew” that my glasses had fallen out of sight behind a bookcase. I even have terribly trivial examples. My dog had lost his favorite ball. It’s silly but you’d think a dog could find it by scent. I prayed to St. Anthony and felt as if someone was moving my eyeballs to exactly the spot where the ball was hiding.
I know that God answers prayers, but sometimes I feel silly asking God for little things. And why this prayer in particular seems to work so infallibly and quickly is hard for me to understand. But I cannot deny that my little prayers to the Saint have been answered. And it has helped my faith in God, to know that He is always listening.
I believe our prayers to St. Anthony are blessed because God is the God of sparrows and tiny things and those kinds of prayers are truly humble prayers.

Thank you J.B. for your faith filled stories and insights. Have an insight or story to share about St. Anthony's help in your life? Email it to us and we will share it on the blog~