A BLESSED FEAST OF ST ANTHONY OF PADUA TO ALL
Some St Anthony Quotes:
"Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft."
"The life of the body is the soul; the life of the soul is God."
"The spirit of humility is sweeter than honey, and those who nourish themselves with this honey produce sweet fruit."
"Solicitude for material things distracts the soul and divides it. The devil seizes the divided soul and drags it to hell."
And last but not least, when faced with heretics who would refuse to listen to his beautiful teachings St Anthony would simply say 'Hail Mary' to them.
St Anthony Novena Prayer:
Holy Saint Anthony, gentle and powerful in your help, Your love for God and charity for His creatures, made you worthy when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were always ready to request for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (mention your request here).
The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. Even so, you are the saint of miracles. Gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart is ever full of human sympathy, take my petition to the Infant Savior for whom you have such a great love, and the gratitude of my heart will be ever yours.
It is customary to donate to Saint Anthony’s Bread, a charity started in Saint Anthony’s lifetime, in gratitude to answered novena prayers.