in honor of our Patron


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


L. All together please.

A. We salute thee, Saint Anthony, lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity. We salute thee, great saint, cherub of wisdom and seraph of divine love.

 We rejoice at the favors our Lord has so liberally bestowed on thee in humility and confidence, we entreat thee to help us, for we know that God has given thee charity, and piety as well as power.

Oh, then, behold our distress, our anxiety, our fears concerning our salvation.  We ask thee by the love thou didst feel toward the amiable little Jesus, when He covered thee with caresses, to tell Him now of our wants.  One sigh from that breast He so honored will crown our success, will fill us with joy.  Oh remember how complete thy bliss was as thou didst press Him to thy breast, pressed thy cheek to His, and listened to His angelic voice.  Think of this and hear us for His condescending love.  If we would bathe thy feet with respectful tears and tell thee all we feel, all we fear for our salvation.  But to see thee has not been granted us.

 Therefore, we salute thee in spirit, O glorious favorite of God, and bow down our guilty heads before thee in humble reverence while, we raise our sad hearts full of hope toward heaven and thee, for He who so often put Himself in thy arms will now fill thy hands with all that we ask of thee.  Give us then what we desire, angel of love, and we will announce thy grandeur hereby to honor and glorify Him who so blessed thee.  Amen.



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.



 (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)



L. Prayer to Saint Anthony. All together please.

A. O miraculous Saint Anthony, venerated for your miracles for the well-being of the body and the soul. How fortunate and happy you were upon holding the Infant Jesus with your hands.  Grant that we may also experience the same joy by keeping Jesus in our hearts through the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.


Oh glorious Saint Anthony, father of the impoverished and comforter of the afflicted.  Look at us before your feet filled with thanks for all the blessings that heaven has bestowed upon us through your intercession.  Take our promises and help us keep it with sincerity so that we may be born again in the grace of God.  Grant that we may not fall into temptation leading us into eternal damnation.  Look after us and help us so that we may be worthy to be with you in the kingdom of heaven.  Amen.

L. Saint Anthony of Padua,

A. Pray for us.

C. Please stand for the Hymn to Saint Anthony.