We thank God, O Saint Alphonsus,
for the tender devotion
with which He inspired you
for His Holy Mother.
We ask you to obtain for us
a filial love for our Lady of Perpetual Help,
so that she may assist us
in our last agony as she did you,
and that we may die
under her mantle a happy death.
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THE MIRACULOUS RESPONSORY IN HONOUR OF ST ANTHONY – “SI QUAERIS”
(This prayer of praise in honour of St Anthony was composed by St Bonaventure. It is sung frequently in the Basilica of St Anthony in Padua and every Tuesday throughout the world.)
If then you ask for miracles,
death, error, all calamities,
leprosy and demons fly,
and health succeeds infirmities.
The sea obeys and fetters break,
and lifeless limbs do you restore;
while treasures lost are found again,
when young and old your aid implore.
All dangers vanish at your prayer,
and direst need does quickly flee;
let those who know your power proclaim,
let Paduans say: these are of thee.
To Father, Son, may glory be
and Holy Spirit, eternally.
Pray for us, blessed Anthony.
Make us worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Lord God, may the votive commemoration of blessed Anthony, your Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy for your people. May they always be strengthened with his spiritual assistance and deserve eternal rewards.
Through Christ our Lord.
LET THEM COME TO ME, FOR OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
O Jesus, Friend of children, Who from thy most tender years didst grow visibly in wisdom and in grace before God and men; Who at the age of twelve east seated in the Temple, in the midst of the doctors, listening to them attentively, asking them questions, and exciting their admiration by the prudence and wisdom of thy discourse; Who didst receive so willingly the children, blessing them and saying to thy disciples: “Let them come to Me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven,” inspire me as thou didst inspire Blessed Peter Canisius, model and guide of the perfect Catechist, with a profound respect and a holy affection for childhood, a taste and a marked devotion for instructing them in Christian doctrine, a special aptitude in making them understand its mysteries, and love its beauties. I ask this of thee, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
[300 days, once a day. – Pius X., March 15th, 1906.]
– St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916
PRAYER OF ST COLETTE
For any Spiritual or Temporal Favour
[This prayer was given to St Colette by an Angel, who appeared visibly in the choir before the Religious. It is daily recited in all her Convents. – Life, p. 141. The original copy is still preserved at Besançon.]
Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, etc.
Blessed be the hour in which the Incarnate God was born; blessed be the Holy Spirit by Whose operation Jesus Christ was conceived; blessed be the glorious Virgin Mary of whom the Word Incarnate was born; through the intercession of the glorious Virgin Mother and in remembrance of the most sacred hour in which the Incarnate Word was born, may the Lord hear my prayers and accomplish my desires. O Jesus, Who art mercy and goodness itself, do not abandon me on account of my sins or punish me as I deserve, but graciously hear my humble prayer, and grant me the favour that I ask for thy honour and the glory of thy holy name. Amen.
O God, my Father, to show my love for thee, to make reparation to thy wounded honour, to obtain the salvation of souls, I firmly propose to take this day neither wine nor beer, nor any intoxicating drink.
I offer thee this act of mortification, in union with the sacrifice of thy Son Jesus Christ, Who daily offers Himself a Victim on the altar for thy greater glory. Amen.
[300 days’ Indulgence. – Pius X., Br., March 29th, 1904.]