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]
Franciscan Mission Associates
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