Prayer

Grateful for St. Anthony help as mom ages

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Denise sent us not one, but two, St. Anthony stories. Dear Shrine staff, My brother texted me this photo of Mom’s hearing aids that St. Anthony helped find. Today was the second time my 98-year-old…

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Prayers on a plane

Prayer

Photo by Pixabay God tends to put us in the places where He needs us to do His work, and that’s exactly what happened when Charlie Smiech was traveling last month. Charlie, who ministers at the Serra Retreat…

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We Will See Him

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Christ appearing to his disciples after the Resurrection, by William Blake. Public domain Easter 2022 It’s easy to be convinced of the power of death. Watching the news reports of the war in Ukraine…

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Solemn Novena to St. Anthony begins April 12

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Fr. John Bok, OFM The Solemn Novena to St. Anthony (our special yearly novena leading up to his feast day) will begin tomorrow, April 12, and conclude on June 7, six days before his feast day on June…

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Praying for peace

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis

Nancy and Tim Cahoon What started as a friar’s personal prayer intention for Lent became an opportunity for others in his parish and beyond to join in praying for peace throughout this holy season. Fr. Jeff…

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St. Anthony Helps Family with Items During a Move

Prayer, Saint Anthony

  The beloved Eleanor I overheard my elementary-age girls fervently praying: “Please, St. Anthony! Help us find Eleanor!” We had just moved to a new house, and it seemed that one special doll did not make it. We…

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The Tradition of St. Anthony Bread

Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

Fr. John Bok, OFM We are already two weeks into Lent. We continue to try to achieve the goal of Lent, which is to turn away from our habits of sin and become more faithful children of God…

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St. Anthony's on the job

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko at Pexels Novena prayers answered After making the St. Anthony novena in December, my prayer was answered. My niece was applying for a new job. The company she had been working for was recently…

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St. Anthony helps reunite Sr. Eileen & Moo Moo

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Rescue kitten Shamu (nicknamed Moo Moo). I’ve fostered dozens of rescued kittens over the years, but have never “lost” one…until Jan. 31, that is. As is my routine before leaving for my job as director of communications for…

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Witnessing a St. Anthony Miracle

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Praying for healing Some years ago, I interned in the spiritual care department at a hospital, where I witnessed a St. Anthony miracle I have never forgotten. Many of the patients who requested prayer, or whose families requested prayer,…

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