Devotions to The Wonder-Worker, St Anthony of Padua

The Origin of Carrying the St. Anthony Blessing Card

St. Anthony, Ora Pro Nobis!

"On awakening she found the precious gift suspended 
from her neck and the writing thereon were the 
words since known as St Anthony's Blessing."

 

 Catholics are encouraged to carry the St. Anthony Blessing
with them, to overcome temptations/assaults from the devil.

 

(1) The origin of this blessing is found in the Acta Sanctorum (T. III JUNII. DE ST ANT.)
In the reign of King Denis of Portugal, a woman was greatly tempted by the Devil to throw herself into the River Tagus. One day she was on the point of giving way to the temptation. On her way she passed a Franciscan Church and entering she pronounced a last prayer to St Anthony of Padua. Worn out by fatigue, the desolate creature fell asleep and in a dream St Anthony appeared to her to deter her from her project. At the same time he gave her a piece of parchment, which she was always to carry with her. On awakening she found the precious gift suspended from her neck and the writing thereon were the words since known as St Anthony's Blessing. She soon experienced the efficacy of this blessing, the temptation completely vanished. The King hearing of this wonderful document, wished to see it and ordered that it should be brought to him. His orders were obeyed, but no sooner had the woman been dispossessed of her treasure, than she was again assailed by her enemy. A copy was given to her and again the temptation ceased, and never returned again. The Blessing was used hereafter throughout the world with wonderful results. (Extracted from, "Devotions to the Wonder-Worker, St. Anthony of Padua", p. 57-58, by Fr. R. Pennafort O.F.M., Imp., 1913)

Related Links:

Efficacious Prayer To St. Anthony In All Needs

*"Devotions to the Wonder-Worker, St. Anthony of Padua" (Full Text, Imprimatur, 1913)

*Note: "The Devotion to the Nine and Thirteen Tuesdays in Honor of St. Anthony of Padua", is included in this book. -ED

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PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 03.06.2017 07.57

"The love of God should reign in men's hearts in time of adversity and in time of prosperity. " -St. Anthony

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 11.03.2017 21.11

To the faithful who shall say thirteen Paters, Aves and Glorias in honour of St Anthony of Padua an inidulgence of 100 days, once a day -Leo XIII, June 9, I896.

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 17.01.2017 19.55

Saint Anthony, Hammer of Heretics, Ora Pro Nobis!

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 18.10.2016 09.43

Great opportunity to gain graces! Today is Tuesday: we encourage all to recite the prayers of "The Devotion to the Nine and Thirteen Tuesdays in Honor of St. Anthony of Padua", found on page 10 of this approved text: tinyurl.com/Tues-Dev

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 27.08.2016 00.09

St Anthony continuous worker of miracles pray for us!

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 13.06.2016 11.03

Today, June 13th, is the glorious feast day of the Wonder Worker, St. Anthony of Padua! Make sure you print out (or write down) the St. Anthony Blessing Card on this page, and always have it on your person.

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 06.04.2016 08.35

"Great Saint (Anthony), Lily of celestial purity, and vanquisher of concupiscence, obtain for me and all thy other clients perfect purity of body and soul."

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 22.03.2016 18.03

"God's mercy is always greater than the sinner's malice." -St. Anthony of Padua

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 15.03.2016 07.49

Today is Tuesday: We encourage all to recite the prayers of "The Devotion to the Nine and Thirteen Tuesdays in Honor of St. Anthony of Padua", found on page 10 of this approved text: http://tinyurl.com/Tues-Dev

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 11.03.2016 17.19

"St Anthony, who didst find things lost, help us to recover all that we have lost both as regards our spiritual life and our temporal possessions." ("Devotions to the Wonder-Worker, St. Anthony of Padua", p. 70)

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