Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Saint Anthony international novena


June 13th is the day of St Anthony. A saint that is very close to my heart and my family and one that is the most amazing intercessor ever for finding things and not only this: he is also famous againts Infertilty!!!!

Several friends in Europe and in Mexico will be doing a Novena to him and I wanted to offer all of those interested to do an international one with all of us praying for the intentions of the others. I can post the intentions here (known or anonymous) and the corresponding prayer.

For example: TCIE will be having an important treatment on June 13th and we can all pray that she finds the cure that she so needs, also she recently posted about her Dh looking for a job and a possible job offer for her so its perfect timing.

In the past during our IF journey a group of my friends and I both from Europe and Mexico have prayed international novenas. We choose one, mostly it has been to our Lady who unties Knots a German Virgin, yet in this case we have all agreed on St Anthony.

The tradition with St. Anthony is to ask him to FIND. Find things, people, cures for ailments such as IF, etc.

My grandmother had a very special devotion to him, praying for his intercesion constantly, later my parents got married on his feast day, many years later after a long agony in the ICU my grandmother died on that very same day and 10 years later my grandfather, her husband, also.

And now: our adoption approval date will be also that same day: June 13th and I can only attribute it to him and my grandmother! This is the date we have been waiting for for over 2 years.

We are asking him for this intercesion to find our son or daughter.

There are many "miracles" in my family after asking him for help. Not only that so many important dates concided, but things that we do not have an explanation for.

Just a couple of examples:

My uncle had lost his wallet with all his ID´s and a lot of money. They looked everywhere and he was desperate. My grandmother was praying constantly to St. Anthony and a few weeks later the wallet was found with everything intact, but not only this the place is what was amazing. My uncle found it just on his car seat, right between the back and the seat. He had driven the car many times and also the car was washed many, many times, yet nobody had seen or felt it when it was impossible to miss.

The other miracle.

One day after the death of my grandmother my mother was desperate since she could not find the pair of one of my grandmother´s earrings, one of her favourites.

She had practically cleaned the whole closet out and jewerly box and yet not found it. She spent hours. These were large coral round earrings. Much bigger than a quarter. Not easy to miss.

Then she remembered to ask for his intercession.

And then looks around once more.

Right in front of her, on top of one of the boxes in the closet, one that she had moved several times, she finds the missing earring. To this day she has no explanation. She moved the box many, many times and the earring being round should have fallen to the floor in the remote case she did not see it and yet was perfectly placed in the middle of the box, right in front of her.

In case you want to send requests: put them in the comment box or send them to my mail:


  1. I would love to join the novena! St Anthony has a special place in my heart too!

  2. PMS may be partly to blame for this, but I burst into tears when I read your plea for prayers on my behalf to St Anthony. That was so thoughtful of you, and I can't thank you enough. I will certainly join you in the Novena and will pray for your intentions as well.

    God Bless, my friend.

  3. I would love to join the novena as well.
    My request would be that I would like to be a mom, either through birth or adoption, as God sees fit. I ask that He opens the right doors and lets me know what He wants me to pursue right now.

  4. Love this idea! I'll try to join the novena as well! Thanks for organizing this!

  5. I am in!!!!!!!! St. Anthony, pray for us!