June 13 – Saint Anthony of Padua: Patron Saint of Brazil, of Travelers and Against Starvation

Saint Anthony of Padua, Patron Saint against Starvation (Feast Date: June 13)

” Extract from Novena to Saint Anthony: “St. Anthony of Padua is a favorite saint of many people. Called the ‘Wonder Worker’ because of the many miracles with which God has favored him, St. Anthony has traditionally been the refuge of all who have lost things, whether temporal or spiritual. If you want to express your devotion to St. Anthony, you can make a novena of nine or thirteen Tuesdays, or of nine consecutive days, by using any of the following prayers. . . . ‘St. Anthony, your love for the infant Jesus made him present to you to see and hold in your arms. Help us to see and love Jesus in all the poor and suffering of the world. Move us to clothe, feed and help Jesus, in all unwanted, abused and abandoned children and people. Lead us, for the sake of Jesus, who became a child like one of us, to reverence and protect all human life from its beginning to its end. Amen.’” See Baroque PICTURE of Saint Anthony of Padua.  See also:  St. Anthony of Padua Doctor of the Church (EN), ST ANTHONY DI PADOVATHE SHORT STORY (EN).

Saint Anthony of Padua, Patron Saint against Starvation (Feast Date: June 13)

Extract from St. Anthony of Padua: “Among the many miracles St. Anthony wrought in the conversion of heretics; the three most noted recorded by his biographers are the following: 1) The first is that of a horse, which, kept fasting for three days, refused the oats placed before him, till he had knelt down and adored the Blessed Sacrament, which St. Anthony held in his hands. Legendary narratives of the fourteenth century say this miracle took place at Toulouse, at Wadding, at Bruges; the real place, however, was Rimini. 2)  The second most important miracle is that of the poisoned food offered him by some Italian heretics, which he rendered innoxious by the sign of the cross.  3) The third miracle worthy of mention is that of the famous sermon to the fishes on the bank of the river Brenta in the neighbourhood of Padua; not at Padua, as is generally supposed. The zeal with which St. Anthony fought against heresy, and the great and numerous conversions he made rendered him worthy of the glorious title of Malleus hereticorum (Hammer of the Heretics). Though his preaching was always seasoned with the salt of discretion, nevertheless he spoke openly to all, to the rich as to the poor, to the people as well as those in authority.” See PICTURES of St. Anthony of Padua. See also: Saint Anthony of Padua: Patron Saint of Brazil and Against Starvation, (Multilingual), St. Anthony of Padua baptized  Fernando de Bulhões b. 1195 — d. 1231 A. D. Doctor Evangelicus (Multilingual), 13 giugno Sant’Antonio (IT), Saint Antoine de Padoue (FR), ŚWIĘTY ANTONI Z PADWY (PO), VIDEO: SANT’ANTONIO DI PADOVA. St. Anthony PRAYERS,  Prière à Saint Antoine de Padoue.

Saint Anthony of Padua, Patron Saint of Travelers (Feast Date: June 13)

Extract from Saint Anthony of Padua: “Anthony’s wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan. Priest.   When the remains of Saint Berard and his companions, the first Franciscan martyrs, were brought to be buried in his church, Anthony was moved to leave his order, enter the Friars Minor, and go to Morocco to evangelize. Shipwrecked at Sicily, he joined some other brothers who were going to the church in Portiuncula. Lived in a cave at San Paolo leaving only to attend Mass and sweep the nearby monastery. . . .  he was thereafter constantly travelling, evangelizing, preaching, and teaching theology through Italy and France.  A gifted speaker, he attracted crowds everywhere he went, speaking in multiple tongues; legend says that even the fish loved to listen. Miracle worker.  . . .  Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946.” See PICTURE of Saint Anthony of Padua, See also: Anthony of Padua (Multilingual), Antonio de Padua (SP)Sant’ Antonio di Padova Sacerdote e dottore della Chiesa (IT), Saint Antoine de Padoue (FR) and Święty Antoni z Padwy prezbiter i doktor Kościoła (PO), VIDEOSThe Story of St. Anthony of Padua, San Antonio de Padua, Hymn to St. Anthony of Padua, SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA 01 DE 11 (subtitulo español). St. Anthony of Padua PRAYERS, PRAYERS to St. Anthony of Padua.

Saint Anthony of Padua, Patron Saint Against Starvation (Feast Date: June 13)

Extract from Saint Anthony of Padua: “(Birth Date: 1195 at Lisbon and Death Date: June 13, 1231) Died of natural causes. Anthony’s wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan Priest. A gifted speaker, he spoke in multiple tongues; legend says that even the fish loved to listen. Wonder worker. Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946.”

Saint Anthony of Padua, Patron Saint of Brazil (Feast Date: June 13)

Extract from Saint Anthony – Franciscan: “Anthony’s wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan Priest. When the remains of Saint Berard and his companions, the first Franciscan martyrs, were brought to be buried in his church, Anthony was moved to leave his order, enter the Friars Minor, and go to Morocco. One of the most beloved of saints, his images and statues are found everywhere. Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946.”

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Anthony of Padua on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Famine in Somalia (Summer, 2011) (Ongoing) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: August 15 – August 28, 2011.

Malnutrition in Chad (Spring, 2011) (Ongoing) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: April 25 – May 8, 2011.

Train Crash in Indonesia (October 2, 2010) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 11 – October 24, 2010.

Starvation, Plague and Cholera in Zimbabwe (December, 2008) (Ongoing) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 22, 2008—January 4, 2009

Floods due to Climate Change in Brazil (Ongoing) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 22, 2008—January 4, 2009.

Floods in Brazil (Ongoing) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:  December 8 – December 21, 2008.

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