Tribute to St. Anthony
Good St. Anthony, in God's providence
you have secured for his people many marvelous favors.
You have been especially celebrated
for your goodness to the poor and hungry,
for finding employment for those seeking it,
for your special care of those who travel,
and for keeping safe from harm
all who must be away from home.
You are widely known also, good St. Anthony,
for securing peace in the family,
for your delicate mercy in finding lost things,
for safe delivery of messages,
and for your concern for women in childbirth.
In honoring you, St. Anthony,
for the many graces our Lord grants through your favor,
we trustfully and confidently
ask your aid in our present need.
V. Pray for us, St. Anthony.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
May it be a source of joy, O God,
to your Church that we honor the memory
of your confessor and doctor, St. Anthony.
May his spiritual help always make us strong,
and by his assistance may we enjoy an eternal reward.
This we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord.