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The Solemn Novena to St. Anthony begins April 17

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

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Prayer Requests

Thursday May, 24, 2018
i beg you God please I pray that none of the storms this weekend turns into tornadoes and everyone stays safe. I pray the storms disintegrate into nothingness. Come Holy Spirit come upon us! for all this and my many other intentions. Amen
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Dear St. Anthony, Please help WB, he is declining mentally and needs help to free his mind of his obsessions. Help to find a way to assure and help him. What can we do to help him help us find a way. Thank you
Thursday May, 24, 2018
For my friend, Janet, 65, her husband, Guy, 66, and for for her sister, who is 72 and has MS. Janet and Guy are helping her fly from Amherst to Northern Kentucky to live in a home. Please pray for intervention for them to get the sister safe, comfortable and have dignity on the trip. For my kitty who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. For his care and the care of his cat brother while we are in Spain for 30 days. Thanks so much!
Martha S
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Please pray for Fiona that we all make the best decision for her school. We want her to be happy, healthy and safe and to receive a good education. Please, St. Anthony, show us the way. Thank you!
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Swift and victorious resolution to a serious problem, and peace
Matt G
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Dear St. Anthony -Please Help-Amen Thank you May God bless you all
Sandy SS
Thursday May, 24, 2018
We have an unspoken request
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Jakes sure successful, Chase safe and will not get disease , Meg no bleeding and Jellie &COale normal, Charile not have cancer , Pam & Bob heart disease healed
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Praying for my gradson that he will pass his math and become a policeman and for his sister to finished and get her career, and her husband to gin employment close to home.
connie B
Thursday May, 24, 2018
My dear and Beloved St. Antony Please pray for me. Please help me keep me close to God &to do Good 4 my spouse , Mother , Friends &Fam, help me restore my home I pray your help in keeping my life prosper in God Our Lord JHS , May God powerful glory be in our minds,keep us positive & productive, I need to clean my home & Vehicles, keep my home safe , lord jhs keep AA a &dOt andfiend NS from spreading this evil will and love of Muslim power over our office & Days Lord rebuke their mindsamen
JcAlberto ’PFN
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Dear St. Anthony, God and all my departed family watching down from heaven, Please watch over our daughter, help her be wise and extract herself from a manipulative boyfriend relationship. Introduce the right person to her. She works so hard and she's repeating a patter of being maneuvered as she has in the past. Help her wise up and please encourage someone in her circle to step forward. She's helping so many people every day. Someone needs to reach out and help her for a change.
Thursday May, 24, 2018
dear st Anthony please bless me with the miracle that I really need today Please show me Hope Please make me happy always Thank you ST Anthony
patricia w
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Please pray that my eye exam goes well today. Pray for my daughter Margo -- keep her out of trouble.
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Thank you my st.anthoney for giving me best life partner.thanks for giving me everything extra.thanks for keeping my family safe n healthy.give is ur more blessing and give my family everything which they deserve.amen
Stanley r
Thursday May, 24, 2018
Please pray for Cliff, Randy, Julie, and the families who lost loved ones this week end.
Carol N
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