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A Novena to Saint Anthony for Any Need

A prayer for help, and a promise to live a more Christian life

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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)

St. Anthony of Padua is also known as St. Anthony the Wonder-Worker, and so it is no surprise that Catholics often turn to him with their requests. In this novena, or nine-day prayer, we not only ask for St. Anthony’s intercession but promise to live more Christian lives.

Novena to Saint Anthony for Any Need

St. Anthony, you are glorious for your miracles and for the condescension of Jesus Who came as a little child to lie in your arms. Obtain for me from His bounty the grace which I ardently desire. You were so compassionate toward sinners, do not regard my unworthiness. Let the glory of God be magnified by you in connection with the particular request that I earnestly present to you.

[State your request here.]

As a pledge of my gratitude, I promise to live more faithfully in accordance with the teachings of the Church, and to be devoted to the service of the poor whom you loved and still love so greatly. Bless this resolution of mine that I may be faithful to it until death.

St. Anthony, consoler of all the afflicted, pray for me.

St. Anthony, helper of all who invoke you, pray for me.

St. Anthony, whom the Infant Jesus loved and honored so much, pray for me. Amen.

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