Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

If then you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities, 
Leprosy and demons fly, 
And health succeeds infirmities.
The sea obeys and fetters break, 
And lifeless limbs do you restore; 
While treasures lost are found again, 
When young and old your aid implore. 
All dangers vanish at your prayer, 
And direst need does quickly flee; 
Let those who know your power proclaim, 
Let Paduans say: these are of thee. 
To Father, Son, may glory be 
And Holy Spirit, eternally. 
Pray for us, blessed Anthony. 
Make us worthy of the promises of Christ.


  1. Have you seen the computerized reconstruction of St. Anthony’s face? I fond it very moving...”Tony” has never ever let me down when it comes to finding lost things! Have I got stories to tell!!!

    1. I did see it and he does find stuff for me all the time too. Happy feast day!

  2. I've never seen the 'If then you ask for miracles' passage--which sounds like Shakespeare--and then discovered it was composed by St Bonaventure--what a gift. Thank you, T.

  3. St Anthony is one of my favorites. He never fails me. Have a statue in my garden to honor him.


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