Holy Antoine of Padoue
Holy Antoine of Padoue is called upon to find the lost objects. One knows how much his intercession is effective.
The women who wish children ardently recommend to him to obtain the suspension of their sterility.
The women about to be confined call upon him to obtain a happy delivery and a speedy recovery.
Holy Antoine of Padoue was born in Lisbon in 1195. At 15 years, he entered the Order of the Regular Canons of Saint-Augustin. But soon he felt that God called him with his service in the Order of Saint-François. He went to Italy and was placed at the kitchen of a convent franciscan. Soon his virtues, his eloquence, his science and his humility pointed out him his superiors who entrusted high loads to him and sent him to preach in many universities. Saint Antoine of Padoue was a large miracle-worker. His preaching and his miracles attracted so much conversions to him which he was called « Hammer of the heretics ».
We beg you, Seigneur, to give us for intercessor near you holy Antoine of Padoue, whose virtues and miracles owe you their merit, their glare and their glory. Let us repeat with Bonaventure saint: « Ô happy language, which always rented God and which so with dignity worked to make it rent, your merit appears now in front of everyone, and you receive from him the reward of That which had created you for a so glorious action. »
Holy Antoine of Padoue, that one effectively beseeches for the research of the things lost or concealed, whom the travellers call upon with a whole confidence, request for us.
Ô Jesus! Innocent Lamb of God, I return graces for the burning thirst to you whom you felt on the cross, when you shouted of a plaintive voice: I am thirsty! To alleviate it, there wasn’t even a water drop to offer to you, but only vinegar and gall. Ah! poor Jesus, abandoned of the men, please agree to present this thirst to your celestial Father, for all the sins which I have made while eating and drinking with excess or greed. Amen.
IN SHORT OF SAINT ANTOINE
This brief, or formulates, was given by Holy Antoine of Padoue himself to cure a person whom persecutions of the demon led with despair and the suicide.
The many graces obtained by this brief invite us to carry it and to make it relate, written to parchment, more particularly by the patients, afflicted, the desperate ones.
ECCE CRUCEM DOMINI, FUGITE, LEAVE ADVERSAE VICIT LEO TRIBE JUDA, RADIX DAVID
HERE THE CROSS OF THE LORD, FLEE, ENEMY POWERS THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDA, RESULTING FROM DAVID, OVERCAME
To request particularly Holy Antoine of Padoue, one makes novena or about thirteen; i.e. each Tuesday, either nine Tuesday of continuation, or thirteen Tuesday of continuation.
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