Monday, June 13, 2005

13 June -- St Anthony of Padua



The image shows St Anthony preaching to the fish, who responded to his preaching with joy when the people of the area refused. (They had a change of heart after the fish incident.)

St Anthony is the patron of those who are searching for their lost property. Our assistant priest swears there used to be a little rhyme that people in his neighborhood in New York would use when the needed St Anthony's assistance:

Tony, Tony
Come around!
Something's lost
And can't be found!

He doesn't say how effective is was as a prayer. I think I'll stick with. . .

Si quaeris miracula,
Mors, error, calamitas,
Daemon, lepra fugiunt,
Aegri surgunt sani.

Cedunt mare, vincula;
Membra resque perditas
Petunt et accipiunt
Juvenes et cani.

Pereunt pericula,
Cessat et necessitas;
Narrent hi, qui sentiunt,
Dicant Paduani.

Cedunt mare, vincula;
Membra resque perditas
Petunt et accipiunt
Juvenes et cani.

Gloria Patri et Filio,
Et Spiritui Sancto.

Cedunt mare, vincula;
Membra resque perditas
Petunt et accipiunt
Juvenes et cani.

V. Ora pro nobis, Beati Antoni
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Oremus

Ecclesiam Tuam, Deus, beati Antonii
confessoris et doctoris Tui commemoratio votive
laetificet, ut spiritualibus semper muniatur
auxiliis et gaudiis perfrui mereatur aeternis.
Per Christum Dominun nostrum. Amen.

If then you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The leprosy and demons fly
And health succeeds infirmity.

The seas obey and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore,
Whilst treasures lost are found again,
When young or old thy grace implore.

All dangers vanish at thy prayer,
And direst need doth quickly flee
Let those who know thy power proclaim
Let Paduans say “These are of thee.”

The seas obey and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore,
Whilst treasures lost are found again,
When young or old thy grace implore.

Glory be to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

The seas obey and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs thou dost restore,
Whilst treasures lost are found again,
When young or old thy grace implore.

V. Pray for us, O blessed St. Anthony.
R. Make us worthy of the promises of Christ

Let us pray

Let Thy Church, O God, be gladdened by the
solemn commemoration of Blessed Anthony,
thy confessor and doctor: that she may ever
more be defended by Thy spiritual assistance,
and merit t possess everlasting joy. Through
Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Oh, yes: And a very happy ~~th Birthday to my sister-in-law, Goretti.