Novena Saint Anthony

L. Please kneel for our Novena in honor of our patron, Saint Anthony of Padua.

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

  • PREPARATORY PRAYER

L. Preparatory Prayer. All together please.

A. Open, oh Lord our lips to bless Thy Holy Name and the name of Thy most Holy Mother, through the thirteen Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glorys in honor of Thy servant Anthony, whose virtues we wish, with the help of Thy grace to imitate on earth in order to enjoy after life Thy glory in heaven.

 

  • THE CHAPLET OF SAINT ANTHONY

 (NOTE:  After each invocation, prayer one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory)

L. After each invocation, the response is Pray for us.

 

Saint Anthony of Padua, apostle by faith.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, patriarch by hope.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, Seraphim by charity.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, who has practiced the meekness of humility

  of Jesus.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, angel by chastity.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, marvel of penance.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, mirror of obedience.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, martyr of patience.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, Cherubin by prayer.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, guardian of justice.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, paragon of temperance.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, gem of poverty.   (R)

Saint Anthony of Padua, model of constancy.   (R) 

 

  • THE MIRACULOUS RESPONSORY (by Saint Bonaventure)

L. The Miraculous Responsory. All together please.

A. If miracles thou vain would see;

Lo error, death, calamity.

The leprous stain, the demon flies,

From beds of pain the sick arise.

The hungry seas forgo their prey,

The prisoner’s cruel chains give way;

While palsied limbs and chattels lost

Both young and old recovered boast.

 

And perils perish, plenty’s hoard,

Is heaped on hunger’s famished board;

Let those relate who know it well,

Let Padua of her patron tell.

The hungry seas forgo their prey,

The prisoner’s cruel chains give way;

 

While palsied limbs and chattels lost

Both young and old recovered boast.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The hungry seas forgo their prey,

The prisoner’s cruel chains give way;

While palsied limbs and chattels lost

Both young and old recovered boast.

 

L. Pray for us, blessed Anthony,

A. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

L. Let us pray.

A. O God, let the notive commemoration of Blessed Anthony, Thy confessor, be a source of joy in Thy Church, that She may always be fortified with spiritual assistance, and may deserve to possess eternal joy. Through Christ our Lord. 

 

  • UNFAILING PRAYER TO SAINT ANTHONY

(To be recited every First [1st] Tuesday of the month only)

 

L. Unfailing Prayer to Saint Anthony. All together please.

A. O Holy Saint Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy even 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, we implore you to obtain for us our requests  (here mention your intentions).  The answer to our prayers may require a miracle.  Even so, you are the Saint of miracles, O gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart is ever full of human sympathy, whisper our petitions into the ears of sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be enfolded in your arms, and the gratitude of our hearts will be ever yours. 

 

  • CLOSING PRAYER

 

L. Closing Prayer. All together please.

A. Saint Anthony, you are glorious for your miracles and for the condescension of Jesus Who came as a little Child to lie in your arms. Obtain for me from His bounty the grace which we ardently desire.  You were so compassionate toward sinners, do not regard my unworthiness.  Let the glory of God be magnified by you in connection with the particular request that we earnestly present to you (mention your petitions in silence).

 As a pledge of our gratitude, we promise to live more faithfully in accordance with the teachings of the Church, and to be devoted to the service of the poor whom you loved and still love so greatly.  Bless this resolution of ours that we may be faithful to it until death.

 

L. Saint Anthony, consoler of all afflicted,

A. Pray for us.

L. Saint Anthony, helper of all who invoke you,

A. Pray for us.

L. Saint Anthony, whom the Infant Jesus loved and honored so much,

A. Pray for us.

L. Saint Anthony of Padua,

A. Pray for us.

 

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