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St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua is one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints. Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles, was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher. He’s typically portrayed holding the child Jesus—or a lily—or a book—or all three—in his arms.

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The Shrine

“Mt. Airy” is the familiar name for the National Shrine of St. Anthony and Friary sitting on a hill above Cincinnati. The shrine had its start in the late 1880s, when Joseph and Elizabeth Nurre bought what was then a country estate for $18,000 and gave it to the Franciscan friars.

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About the Friars

The 130 friars of St. John the Baptist Province (SJB) are members of the Order of Friars Minor. We are a Franciscan brotherhood inspired by the 13th-century example of St. Francis of Assisi. We serve the Catholic Church as brothers and priests in a communal life of poverty, prayer, and service to others.

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Prayer Requests

Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
Healing of mental health issues on my family -conversion-souls in purgatory - Family job placement
Mary T
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
St Anthony, please make my Anthony think about me all the time. Please give him the strength and courage to come back to me and resolve our relationship issues. Please do not let him be tempted by other girls. I don't have much time left so please grant me this miracle ASAP. I pray to you every day St Anthony.
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
Please st Anthony I love and trust in you help my friend Jim to realize what he is doing and come back to me with old feelings and call me please pray for my mother son and myself we all remain happy healthy safe and patient praying my husband rest in peace with my family in heaven
Nancy s.
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
My 16 year old son has been diagnosed with Cancer. Please pray that his operation goes well and does his treatment after. Please pray for Ashley to have a long & healthy life where he can be happy. Please Lord, St Peregrine & Our Lady please take care of Ashley and watch over him. Thank you
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
Please pray for and heal Liz, Turk, H and me. Please keep us safe; help us to be happy, healthy and to thrive. Please help Liz to respond well to medication and therapy and free her from depression and anxiety. Keep her partnership strong. Help Turk to do well with insulin and regain weight and health. Heal H. Please relieve my anxiety and stress. Resolve any problems quickly and easily and grant us peace. Please help today to go well and pray for us. Stop this virus! Please help us! Thank you
Nancy B
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
pls lord save Alyssa from drugs same sex abusive relationships Let her be truly happy finish school get a job Let krystal feel loved feel smart do well in school meet good friends Let tommy feel smart do his work well in school make good friends Lord pls let him get his raise 25 hour win court this month be over Lord let me and my future husband get a house be happy healthy Let me get a finance blessing this week pay all my aug bills in full this week get in the union good benefits ...
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
O Most beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O show me herein you are my mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us
John s
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
Please pray for me to get good results in my review scan on October 5 as I was diagnosed with mild hypoxia in my pregnancy on september 28
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
I reached out to a friend who I became estranged from. I really hope to resume our friendship, for our mutual benefit and the glory of God
Kevin P
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
Please pray for my niece Sonali in hospital alone for treatment of dengue. For a safe and quick recovery.
Val S
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
Please pray for my wellbeing.
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
For Val whose health is failing. Please give her more time and restore her speech and mobility. Thank you St Anthony
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
Almighty God I praise your Holy Name in Jesus today my intention is for my Son Robert Kevin I ask St Francis and St Mary all the Saints in heaven all the Angels to join me to pray for him with all the suffering and lonely and emotional for what people who use him at this moment like a slave because he is physically far away from me Father my everyday prayers is with FAITH and wisdom that keeps my beautiful Son alive till today Father you are the only Father he never mother Mary pray for us
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
To restore peace and trust to my marriage
Sheila ob
Wednesday Sep, 30, 2020
Please pray for the healing of my right abdomen which is really painful when the pain comes on, for the glaucoma in my right eye to be OK again and sight will become normal, for my cats to be in good health and there will be peace in our home. Thank you dear God for all your help and may your presence be ever near. Amen.
Grace L
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