MONTHLY SPIRIT ARCHIVES
SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA
FEAST DAY JUNE 13
© Aris Dervis 2003
Cool, calm and collected, Saint Anthony is equally loved in his native
land of Portugal, as well as his adopted home of Italy. His American following
began with the Italian immigrants and quickly spread by word of mouth.
His miraculous deeds are not limited to finding lost objects. As testimonies
in numerous websites will reveal (www.saintanthonyofpadua.net)
he is eminently qualified to deal with crises of all dimensions. Exploration
into South American culture shows his usefulness in romantic dealings.
Kindhearted and easy-going, he is always pictured with the Divine Infant
on his shoulder. His symbol is the lily.
Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity
for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous
powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak
for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore
of you to obtain for me (request). The answer to my prayer may require
a miracle; even so, you are the Saint of Miracles. O gentle and loving
St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition
into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your
arms; and the gratitude of my heart will be ever yours.
Ready to Experiment?
On or around June 13th, why not see where the Unfailing Prayer leads you. Should your miracle occur, you can repay St. Anthony by giving a charitable contribution to your pet charity. Write and let me know the results. (Tell him ServingSpirits sent you. We can stand the extra credit.)