Good Saint Anthony, in God's providence you have secured for His people many marvelous favors. You have been especially celebrated, good
Saint Anthony, for your goodness to the poor and the hungry, for finding employment for those seeking it, for your special care of those who travel, and for keeping safe from harm all who must be away from home. You are widely known also, good
Saint Anthony, for securing peace in the family, for your delicate mercy in finding lost things, for safe delivery of messages, and for your concern for women in childbirth. In honoring you, Saint Anthony, for the many graces our Lord
grants through your favor, we trustfully and confidently ask your aid in our present need. Pray for us, good
Saint Anthony, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
May it be a source of joy, O God, to your Church that we honor the memory
of your Confessor
and Doctor, Saint Anthony. May his spiritual help always make us strong, and by his assistance may we enjoy an eternal reward. This we ask through Jesus
Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.
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