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Devotions in Honor of 
Saint Anthony of Padua
Send them by email to stanthonychurch@aol.com 

Our help is in the name of the Lord
Who made heaven and earth.
Let us pray.  Doctor of the Gospel,/ Light of holy Church,/ lover of souls,/ true son of Francis of Assisi,/ Anthony of Padua,/ help us to have a proper devotion to you./  Put into our hearts the flame of love/ that we may cherish our merciful Father in heaven./  Teach us to treat our neighbor with Christian Charity and forbearance./  May your chastity,/ your spirit of prayer,/ and your deep inner life/ inspire us to be faithful to God above all else./  Accompanied by your prayers/ may we also be faithful to the vows of our baptism,/ marriage,/ or religious life./  May we live with you the gospel of Christ,/ and grow with you in Him.

Holy teacher of the gospel,/ pray that its spirit may reach the people of all nations,/ beginning with ourselves./  May the love of Christian worship fill the people of God/ and bring all of God’s children together again/ as one flock with one Shepherd.  Amen.

Prayer of Petition Used in the
Basilica of Sant’Antonio at Padua

(All)  O dear St. Anthony,/ I have come to pray to you impelled by need/ and I am confident of experiencing your compassionate goodness./  You are the consolation of so many people./  Go with me before God./  Pray with me to the Father of mercies,/ and obtain for me the particular grace I need.
(mention your requests silently)

I know my faith is weak,/ but you possessed this virtue in admirable fashion/ and stirred it up in the crowds with your preaching./  Revive it in me,/ and make it stronger and purer./  You led the gospel life./ Help me to make mine more Christian,/ so that I can be a worthy child of our heavenly Father./

O St. Anthony,/ help me in my weakness,/ and keep me from all sickness and danger./  Assist me always to place my confidence in God,/ especially in moments of temptation and sorrow./ Shape in us all hearts that are sympathetic to the poor and suffering./

O my protector,/ justify the trust I have always placed in your intercession before God./ Amen

Leader: Saint Anthony, our patron and our advocate.
All:    Grant us what we ask of you.
Leader:    Saint Anthony, glory of the church and honor of the Franciscan Order
All:        Grant us what we ask of you.

Prayer of Thanksgiving to
St. Anthony.

(All) Saint Anthony,/ father of the poor and comforter of the needy/, I thank you for having come to my aid and consoled me so abundantly./  Help me now to grow in love of our merciful Father,/ so that, as you said,/ the King of Kings may reign in my heart and purify it./  May I live with you the gospel of Christ,/ and grow with you in Him, who is the Lord.  Amen.

Blessing with the Relic
Leader:           Through the intercession of Saint Anthony, may God, in His mercy, deliver you from all illness of mind and body and extend to you life without end.  In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All:    Amen.

Devotions in Honor of Saint Anthony is prayed at the Shrine Church every Tuesday, after our 8:00 AM and 12:10 PM Masses.  

We invite and welcome all devotees of Saint Anthony to join us for the devotions if you are living or visiting New York City.