SAINT ANTHONY NINE DAY NOVENA
Beginning Prayer
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Tuesday, June 13th--FEAST DAY OF SAINT ANTHONY
 
 
 
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
     Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
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PRAYER FOR THE FIRST DAY :
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
    
    Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
Prayer:
O Marvelous Saint,  whose Blessed Tongue didst always bless the Lord  and cause others to bless Him!  To reward thee God has glorified thy tongue  by granting to it upon this earth  the favor of incorruptibility  which has continued for seven centuries.     I bless thy tongue,  I praise and venerate it  with the same sentiments of faith, devotion and love  that animated Saint Bonaventure when he kissed it,  praised it,  blessed it and venerated it.     I thank the Lord Who has sanctified thy tongue,  rendering it miraculous and glorious on earth,  and I beg Him to grant  a true devotion toward thee,  that I may merit thy protection during this life,  in all my spiritual and corporal needs,  and merit also to rise again  with all the privileges of the glorious bodies of the Saints.
 
 
PRAYER FOR THE SECOND DAY :
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
    
    Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
Prayer:
O Blessed Tongue, which always didst bless the Lord, and cause others to bless Him, now does it appear plainly how highly thou were esteemed by God.    O marvelous Saint, whose Blessed Tongue didst always bless the Lord and cause others to bless, praise, thank and pray to Him, I bless, praise and venerate thee, I thank God Who created thy tongue and sanctified it by His grace, and I implore Him, through thy merits, to purify and sanctify my tongue, that by it I may continually praise, bless and thank the Lord, and never offend Him.
 
 
PRAYER FOR THE THIRD DAY :
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
    
    Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
Prayer:
O Marvelous Saint,  whose Blessed Tongue didst always bless the Lord, and cause others to bless Him, without ever offending Him, by words or guilty conversations, I bless, praise and venerate thee, and thanking God Who preserved thee from all sins of the tongue implore Him through thy merits, to preserve my tongue from every sinful word and discourse.
 
 
 
PRAYER FOR THE FOURTH DAY :
 
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
    
    Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
Prayer:
O Marvelous Saint, whose Blessed Tongue didst always receive Jesus in His Sacrament worthily, I bless, praise and venerate thee, thanking God Who has sanctified thee by His graces and His Most Holy Sacrament, I implore Him to pardon me for having so often profaned by sin  my tongue, sanctified and consecrated so many times by contact with the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in my communions.  O great Saint, obtain for me the grace to preserve my tongue pure and spotless for sin, that I may henceforth merit to receive Jesus Christ worthily in the Sacrament of His love.
 
 
PRAYER FOR THE FIFTH DAY :
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
    
    Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
Prayer:
O Marvelous Anthony, whose Blessed Tongue didst always bless the Lord, praying and singing to Him with devotion and attention, I bless, praise and venerate thee.    I thank God for giving thee the spirit of prayer and gift of contemplation, and through thy merits, I implore Him to grant me the grace that all the prayers my tongue shall recite may spring from an attentive and recollected heart.
 
 
PRAYER FOR THE SIXTH DAY :
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
    
    Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
Prayer:
O Marvelous Saint, whose Blessed Tongue didst always bless, the Lord, with Whom thou didst hold familiar conversation when He appeared to thee under the form of a graceful Child, I bless, praise and venerate thee, and thanking God for the sweet apparitions and tender conversations with which He favored thee, I implore thee to obtain for me the grace to always converse devoutly and affectionately with Jesus in His Sacrament after Holy Communion.
 
 
PRAYER FOR THE SEVENTH DAY
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
    
    Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
Prayer:
O marvelous Saint, whose Blessed Tongue dist always bless the Lord, and cause others to bless Him, by teaching men the knowledge of their faith and duties by converting so many sinners and infidels, I bless, praise and venerate thee.  I thank God Who has given thee so much charity, wisdom and zeal, and I implore you to obtain from Him the same gifts for me, and for all, that we may labor, by our examples and words, to procure the glory of God, and the converson of sinners and infidels.
 
 
PRAYER FOR THE EIGHTH DAY :
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
    
    Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
Prayer:
O Marvelous Saint,  whose Blessed Tongue didst always bless the Lord, and cause others to bless Him, when in preaching and speaking in one language, thou wert, by a miracle, heard, at a distance, and understood by people of every nation and language, I bless, praise and venerate thee, and, thanking God for making of thee such a zealous workman and so admirable in the conversion of sinners, I implore thee, to attract the blessings of divine goodness on my tongue, that it may never do harm, and may always promote the glory of God and my neighbor's welfare.
 
 
PRAYER FOR THE NINTH DAY :
We salute thee, Saint Anthony lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.    We rejoice at the favors God has so liberally bestowed on thee.    In humility and confidence we entreat thee to help us for we know that God as given thee  charity and pity as well as power.     Then behold our distress  our anxiety, our fears concerning    [Here mention your intentions.]     We ask it of thee  by the love thou didst feel for the divine Child when He loaded thee with caresses.     Tell Him of our wants.     Remember thy rapture  when thou didst clasp Him to thy heart  when thou didst press thy cheek to His  and dist listen to His divine whispers.     One sigh from thee whom He honors  will crown our success  and fill us with joy.     Think of this and hear our prayer.     Obtain for us all that we desire  and we will publish thy greatness  thereby to glorify Him  by whom thou wert so highly favored.  Amen.
     O Holy Saint Anthony, Gentlest of Saints  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 ever ready to speak  for those in trouble or anxiety.   Encouraged by this thought  I implore you to obtain for me my request                                          [Here mention your intentions].
     The answer to my prayer may require a miracle;   even so, you are the Saint of miracles.     O Gentle and Loving Saint 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.
    
    Saint Anthony, loved and honored by the divine Child Jesus,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, powerful in word and work,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
     Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee,  Obtain what we ask of thee.
Prayer:
O marvelous Saint, whose Blessed Tongue didst always bless the Lord, and cause others to bless Him, when they saw the fish themselves obey thee, and raise their heads from the water to listen to thy words, when they saw a stupid beast prostrate itself to adore Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament, I bless, praise and venerate thee, I thank God for having worked such prodigies to confirm thy faith, thy sanctity and thy teachings; I implore thee to obtain for me the grace to hear with fruit, the word of God, and to be devout to the Holy Sacrament of the altar.
     Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be To The Father.
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Ending Prayer:

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony

 Picture Above is the Miracle of the Fish that came
 to listen to Saint Anthony preach.
 
V. If, then, thou seekest miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The leprosy and demons flee,
The sick, by him made whole, arise.
R. The sea withdraws and fetters break,
 

And withered limbs he doth restore,
While treasures lost are found again,
When young or old his help implore.

V. All dangers vanish from our path,
Our direst needs do quickly flee:
Let those who know repeat the theme:
Let Paduans praise St. Anthony.
R. The sea withdraws and fetters break,
 

And withered limbs he doth restore,
While treasures lost are found again,
When young or old his help implore.

V. To the Father and the Son let glory be,
And Holy Ghost eternally.
R. The sea withdraws and fetters break,
 

And withered limbs he doth restore,
While treasures lost are found again,
When young or old his help implore.

V. Pray for us, O blessed Anthony,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
 

Let us pray:

Let Thy Church, O God, be gladdened
by the pious invocation of blessed Anthony Thy Confessor:
that she may be evermore defended by Thy spiritual assistance
and merit to possess everlasting joy.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.