Dear Saint Anthony, you took the words of Jesus
seriously, "Be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect." The Church honors you as a Christian
hero, a man
wholly dedicated to God's glory
and the good
of the redeemed. Saint Anthony, Model of Perfection, ask Jesus
to strengthen my good
dispositions and to make me more like you, more like Him. Obtain for me the other favors I need. [name them]
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Father, to Thee I raise my whole being,
a vessel emptied of self.
Accept Lord, this my emptiness,
and so fill me with Thyself,
Thy Light, Thy Love, Thy Life,
that these precious gifts may radiate through me
and over-flow the chalice of my heart
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