Prayers to the Saints:
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA --- TO FIND LOST ARTICLES
O wonderful Saint, St. Anthony, an honor to the city of Padua, an ornament to the Catholic Church! In thy days, thou wert as a star in the firmament! a miracle worker, a wondrous example of piety, of poverty, of humility and self-denial. Thou wert a teacher of truth, a terror to heretics, a pillar of the true faith. I salute and bless thee, with great confidence I take up my refuge with thee, and beg of thee through the love thou didst bear to Jesus Christ, and through the glowing zeal that ever inflamed thy heart, to snatch from the hellish dragon and win again for God those souls which Jesus purchased with His blood. Through this thy holy love, I pray thee listen to me in my present exigency: I know that this is not difficult to thee, because Christ denies thee nothing thou dost ask for. Therefore I give into thy true keeping that which I have
lost, and beseech thee, for the honor of God and thine own honor, to permit me to receive it again, and to comfort me in my present circumstances. Amen.
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