Holy Mass and Procession on Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, from Padua, Italy 13 June 2016
13 TA’ ĠUNJU
The Miracles of Saint Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony Novena – Day 1, Singer of the Virgin Mary
Thank you for joining us for the first day in our thirteen days of preparation for the Feast of St. Anthony. In this first meditation Fr. Mario asks St. Anthony, who was devoted to the Virgin Mary, to help us to develop a more mature devotion to Jesus’ mother.
St. Anthony Novena – Day 2, Liberator of Prisoners
Today’s theme is Anthony, liberator of prisoners. Fr. Mario reminds us that Anthony was really concerned about both real prisoners, victims of unfair laws, and people imprisoned spiritually, enslaved by sin and evil.
St. Anthony Novena – Day 3, Hope for those who are ill
The theme of this third meditation is Anthony, hope for those who are ill. St. Anthony was always very concerned about sick people, and many are the miracles he performed to help them. In his Sermons
St. Anthony Novena – Day 4, Friend of the poor
Today’s theme is St. Anthony, father of the poor, comforter of the needy. Fr. Mario reminds us that Anthony not only preached about the plight of the poor, he also tried to remedy the situation through tangible works of charity together with his fellow friars.
St. Anthony Novena – Day 5, Preacher of the Word
Today Fr. Mario tells us how Anthony’s genius for preaching was discovered almost by chance and how he became one of the most remarkable preachers in Catholic history.
St. Anthony Novena – Day 6, Saint of miracles
Today’s theme is Anthony, the saint of miracles. Fr. Mario reminds us that saints do not perform miracles, but they are intimately connected to God, and Anthony is next to Our Father, constantly pulling at God’s sleeve asking Him peace and good for people who need help.
St. Anthony Novena – Day 7, Peacemaker
Today Fr. Mario tells us about St. Anthony the peacemaker. He was a true Franciscan, and many people were touched by his peacemaking efforts. He strove to bring peace between person and person and between God and the individual.
St. Anthony Novena – Day 8, Apostle of Forgiveness
Our theme today is Anthony, apostle of forgiveness: only God knows how many people came to Anthony for confession, received God’s forgiveness for their sins, and went away forgiven, filled with joy, and ready to make restitution!
St. Anthony Novena – Day 9, Comforter of the Afflicted
St. Anthony Novena – Day 10, Life Counsellor
Today’s theme is Anthony, life counsellor. According to St. Anthony’s biographers, even if he was a very learned person, he was so good at preaching that even children could understand him. He was the perfect counsellor. His advice was always insightful, Scripture based, unique and practical.
St. Anthony Novena – Day 11, Defender of the Persecuted
St. Anthony Novena – Day 12, Intercessor before God
Today the theme is Anthony, Intercessor before God. Fr. Mario is in the Chapel of St. Anthony’s relics, where we can find the reliquary with Anthony’s tongue. The tongue throught which he constantly prayed, interceding for individuals, the Church and the world.
Moreover, fr. Mario focuses on the two times Anthony’s tomb was opened, in 1231 and in 1981, and tells us what was found inside of it...
St. Anthony Novena – Day 13, World’s Greatest Saint
Welcome back for our last meditation, today’s theme is Anthony, the world’s greatest saint. We are in the Basilica, at the back of the Saint’s Tomb: thousands of people every day touch this stone as they say their prayers to St. Anthony. Almost four million people come every year to Padua to visit his tomb. That’s probably why Anthony is lovingly called the World’s greatest saint, but Fr. Mario is sure the Saint would reject that title, believing others to be holier than himself!
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