Saint of miracles

St. Anthony of Padua is one of the popular saints, and he is known as the saint of miracles. He intercedes for people who are asking for help like lost material things. But we can also ask for his intercession with the lost souls, especially those who are lost in their vocation as priest or religious and who are experiencing difficulties in their spiritual journey and are about to leave their vocation. He is a good example of how he overcame his moments of difficulties in life.

Let us pray:

O glorious Saint Anthony of Padua,
you were a living flame,
of Faith, Charity, and Zeal;
you have consumed your life,
for the salvation of souls and for the glory of God.

Only in eternity will we know
how ardent your heart was
for the gathered harvest
in the granary of heaven.
Only in eternity will we know
with what commitment of love
you have responded to the command of the divine
zeal of the heart of Jesus: “Pray the Lord of the harvest that he may send workers in His harvest”

With great confidence
we come before you,
to ask you humbly and fervently
to implore from the most Holy Trinity
and from the hearts of Jesus and Mary
the spirit of the evangelical prayer
to obtain good workers for the Holy Church.

If the souls, even the most fervent,
are as dormant and drowsy of superficially enforced
to this important prayer,
you, who are the saint of miracles,
obtain from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
this great miracle:
the interior eyes of every soul who is in love,
and especially those souls
to whom the interest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
is entrusted, direct their attention to this
repeated Divine command,
and all the hearts may be shaken
and maybe filled with zeal
of this evangelical Rogation,
and from the new abundance of the heart resound and expand for the Church
and for the whole world
the efficacious prayer to obtain good workers for the divine harvest of the Lord.

(United in Prayer pp.365-366)

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