Thirteen Day Novena

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Welcome to the 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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St. Anthony Novena – Day 9, Comforter of the Afflicted

Today’s theme is Anthony, comforter of the afflicted. Anthony recognizes that life is a rough journey full of difficulties, but he knows that no human being...

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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...

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St. Anthony Novena – Day 11, Defender of the Persecuted

Today Fr. Mario reminds us that Anthony was a defender of the persecuted, nowadays we would call him a “human rights defender”. He helped children...

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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...

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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...

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