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Novena to Saint Anthony to Find a Lost Article

A prayer to the patron saint of lost and found

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Statue of Saint Anthony of Padua in the Church of San Crisogono in Trastevere, Rome.

Statue of Saint Anthony of Padua holding the Christ Child in the Church of San Crisogono in Trastevere, Rome.

(Photo © Scott P. Richert) Saint Anthony of Padua holding the Infant Jesus

Saint Anthony of Padua holding the Infant Jesus

(Photo © Scott P. Richert)

St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of lost items, is invoked thousands (maybe millions!) of times daily to help people find things that they have misplaced. This novena, or nine-day prayer, to find a lost article reminds us as well that the most important goods are spiritual.

Novena to Saint Anthony to Find a Lost Article

St. Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find [name the item] which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor, I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

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