Memorial of St. Anthony

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church (Memorial) – “Born in Portugal, he joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine and became a biblical scholar. His contact with some Franciscans inspired him to join the Franciscans. He was sent to Italy, where his great oratorical gifts were noted . . .He is best known for his help in finding lost objects.” (Source: Living With Christ, June 2019)

Prayer to Saint Anthony

“O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen”

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