St. Anthony 13 Tuesday Novena - Week 3: St. Anthony - Follower of Christ
Recite together: Anthony, through your teaching and preaching you bore witness to the loving presence of God in all of creation. Now that you have come into the fullness of the kingdom, pray for us that our lives might also proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all humanity.
Leader: Pray for us, St. Anthony. All: Help us become worthy of the promises of Christ. Leader: Let us pray. Almighty, eternal God, you have given your people St. Anthony as an outstanding preacher and intercessor in times of need. Grant that with his help we may follow the example of Christian living and experience your support in all adversities. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Recite the peition for the particular week: St. Anthony - Follower of St. Francis - help us find the courage to build up the Church through a life of humble service, loyal obedience, and supernatural charity. (Pause)
Recite together: St. Anthony, you raised your voice in praise of God and led others ot acclaim His name. Instill in me that same spirit of awe and reverence for the God who loves us forever and ever. Amen.
Leader: Let us pray. O God, may you be glorified by our companionship with St.Anthony, the friar, priest, and doctor of the Gospels. Through the thirteen weeks of prayer, may we be renewed in faith, hope, and charity. We ask this with confident trust that through the intercession of St. Anthony,you will bring us to the rewards of eternal live promised by Christ our Lord. Amen. ... See MoreSee Less
"You heard me, only Friend whom I love. To ravish my heart, you became man. You shed your blood, what a supreme mystery!... And you still live for me on the Altar. If I cannot see the brilliance of your Face Or hear your sweet voice, O my God, I can live by your grace, I can rest on your Sacred Heart!"
- from the poem "To the Sacred Heart of Jesus", by St. Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower ... See MoreSee Less
Lord, extolled in the heights by angelic powers, you are also praised by all earth’s creatures, each in its own way. With all the splendor of heavenly worship, you still delight in such tokens of love as earth can offer. May heaven and earth together acclaim you as king; may the praise that is sung in heaven resound in the heart of every creature on earth. ... See MoreSee Less
"Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick— no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.” So they went off and preached repentance. The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them." - Mark 6: 7-13