Saint Anthony

Tony, Tony, look around

Prayer, Saint Anthony

  I have an amazing St. Anthony story! Back in the early ’80s—maybe 1982 or 1983—we were among five couples at Perdido Bay near Pensacola, Florida. We were all in water over our heads, and to be honest, we…

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St. Anthony, Our Miracle Worker

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony’s Kitchen serves breakfast to many children before they go to school. Photo by Colleen Cushard So many of us count on St. Anthony’s intercession throughout the year. We primarily think of this very popular saint as…

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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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Friars and Football

Saint Anthony

Troy Apke of the Washington Commanders is the great-nephew of Fr. John. Photo of Troy by a family member. You might find it interesting that my brother, Fr. Jim, and I have a great nephew who is on…

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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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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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Can you help us get our bells ringing again?

Saint Anthony

One of the bells at the St. Anthony Shrine. Dear Friends of St. Anthony Shrine, Br. Vince Delorenzo, OFM My name is Br. Vince Delorenzo, OFM, and I am the Guardian for the National Shrine of…

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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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