A difficult prayer to St. Anthony

A difficult prayer to St. Anthony

St Anthony statue with candles and relic

Our Mother had been suffering with emphysema for 8 years. She became very ill and was in the hospital. Dad said a novena to St. Anthony saying, “If Mom is not well enough to come home, ask God to bring her to her eternal home.”

She died on the last day of the Novena!

This was in 1988 and she was 78 years old at the time.


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