Monday, June 13, 2005

Miracle Saint and Wonder Worker

St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church
The image above originates from a story about the visit of St. Anthony to the Lord of Chatenauneuf. Anthony was praying far into the night when suddenly the room was filled with light more brilliant than the sun. Jesus then appeared to St. Anthony under the form of a little child. Chatenauneuf, attracted by the brilliant light that filled his house, was drawn to witness the vision but promised to tell no one of it until after St. Anthony's death. St. Anthony’s tomb is in the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy where the relic of his tongue is found incorrupt as a result of his holy preaching.
Prayer: O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, thy love for God and Charity for His creatures, made thee worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore thee to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, Who didst love to be folded in thine arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be thine. Amen.

Things to do:
1. Pray to Saint Anthony for someone who has lost his or her faith.
2. Make a Novena to St. Anthony (13 Tuesdays).
2. Make a pilgrimage to The Basilica of St. Anthony.
3. Imitate St. Anthony's holiness through speech. He was known to preach with kindess and gentleness.
Sources: (Image Courtesy of The Basilica of St. Anthony); St. Anthony's Messenger


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