Prayer

Hats off to St. Anthony for his help!

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony and God are amazing! I have an amazing story to share. My sister-in-law lost her hat while swimming in the lake today. By the time she knew it was gone it was nowhere to be seen. We…

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St. Clare Novena

Prayer, Saint Clare

St. Clare of Assisi St. Clare was one of Francis’ first followers and founded the Second Order of Franciscans, known today as the Poor Clares. In honor of St. Clare, we invite you to pray an online novena,…

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St. Anthony helps a pregnant woman and her unborn baby

Prayer, Saint Anthony

  “I prayed all night” During the first weeks of my pregnancy, I desperately prayed to St. Anthony because I had a painful kidney stone. The doctors told me that if something went wrong during surgery, they would not…

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Friars share their post-pandemic hopes

Prayer

We asked our friars to answer the question, “What is one thing I’d like to do when the pandemic fades?” Here are their responses. Fr. Loren Connell, OFM • Get acquainted with the orchestras, restaurants, parks and museums…

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St. Anthony helps during a trying time

Prayer, Saint Anthony

  Trust in St. Anthony In September 2019, three days into our holiday in London, my family and I were devastated when my older daughter suffered convulsions at the Waterloo Station and had to be rushed to the hospital.…

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St. Anthony and the Power of Prayer

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Aaron Hughes, far left, snaps a family photo. The power of prayer I was moved by the St. Anthony Shrine’s inspiring and thought-provoking newsletter about the Solemn Novena to St. Anthony. I truly discovered the power of prayer…

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Visiting St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Photos l-r: Painting of St. Anthony, the St. Anthony Shrine, statue of St. Anthony. Photos by Tonise Devotion to St. Anthony The crucifix statue at the Shrine. Tonise has great devotion to St. Anthony. Although the…

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St. Anthony, the Miracle Worker

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Walking with St. Anthony of Padua St. Anthony healed me. My name is Maria. I am from India. When I was 4 years old, I was attacked by polio. My right hand and right leg were paralyzed due to…

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Our Journey through Lent video series

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Fast – Pray – Give Br. Al Mascia, OFM, hosts, Our Journey through Lent, three online video presentations beginning Feb. 17, Ash Wednesday. Friars in the Michigan area will share reflections, readings and prayers on the three pillars of…

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20th Century Saints focus of Lent prayer booklet

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Free Prayer Booklet Lent 20th Century Saints: Daily Reflections, written by Melanie Rigney, features prayers and reflections for every day of Lent. Each day’s reflection introduces a different saint who lived during the 20th century, with a prayer…

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