Friars’ St. Anthony Stories
St Anthony is beloved throughout the world and is responsive to all people and all needs. His intercessory powers before our God are awesome.
Among the Franciscans themselves and in the liturgy of his feast, St. Anthony is celebrated as a teacher and preacher extraordinaire. He was the first teacher in the Franciscan Order, given the special approval and blessing of St. Francis to instruct his brother Franciscans. His effectiveness as a preacher calling people back to the faith resulted in the title “Hammer of Heretics.” Just as important were his peacemaking and calls for justice.
Many friars have a special devotion to St. Anthony. This year, in honor of the Solemn Novena to St. Anthony, we’ve collected St. Anthony stories written by friars. Beginning Tuesday, April 16, and continuing every Tuesday through June 11, we will post a new St. Anthony Story.
Click on the photos below to read each friar’s St. Anthony story.