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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

Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
For our sisters and brothers in Lebanon as they try to recover from the horrible explosion and mourn the many lives lost and for those who were injured.
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
For the safety and safekeeping of all travelers, we pray.
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
For my mother-in-law Ethel in hospice, my brother-in-law Bob who is ill and for my mother
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
Dear Team Please pray that the landlord and owner of this house will agree to a new roof of powered steel which is really needed. the old roof is 65 years old and absolutely had it. We are living in a house where the tiles are cracked and let in water bringing in black mold and making us here very sick. Please pray that the drainage on this land will be fixed urgently. We need proper in ground drains done immediately. The owner does not want to do any of the work due to cost. Please plead
marie grace
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
Dear St Anthony, Please keep my daughter's studies. Help her succeed in all her subjects and find a work placement in her chosen field. Thank you
Colette C
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
Please st Anthony take the pain away from my mother's Carmella back hip and legs please let her not have to have surgery please pray for my son rocky he stay healthy happy and patient and his job stay strong please pray my husband and family rest in peace in heaven praying for my friend Jimmy he want to see me and love me again and call me alot please I love and trust in you and all the saints pray for us
Nancy s.
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
I pray for peace in my mind and my life. I pray for an end to my anxiety issues.
Thanh, T
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
A return to the sacraments for my grandchildren who are Catholic and a conversion for those who aren’t.
JoAnn M
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
Dear St. Anthony, always protect my family. Keep them safe, happy, healthy and always let them get along. Gratitude for K fellowship, let her pass exam, find nice home, let baby be healthy, get permanent job at SK. Help A get many clients besuccessful, find nice girl. Help M find good job, be nicer, find nice girl. Make S aware of behaviour and change for better, let us get along. Let me find good help for my anxiety. Help me understand my painting more and be better artist, create good work
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
Please pray for my husband and son;
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
In the name of Jesus Christ I plead you will bind and remove all evil and homewrekers my husband has left me for another woman I plead he will return to me and our family . My job is also in danger I pray to keep my current job or lord help me find a job i am supposed to be at. Protect me with your shed blood of Christ and the protection of the holy angels please hear our prayers Amen Address
Elizabeth S
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
Safe travel and good health and safe trip to and from the lake and a safe time while we are there Keep me free from depression and anxiety and off of the medicine and not yield to temptation Take Charles pain from him and let him have a better quality of life and be pain free Let me get back on track with my diet and let me lose weight and stick to my diet Please let us have a good day today Thankyou
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
Please pray for my wife Sunitha Jacob to get a convenient place of transfer related to her job .now she is transferred to a far place from our house
Saturday Aug, 8, 2020
I’m getting married today. Please say prayer for anxiety to leave and a happy, safe day.
Robbin F
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