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 St. Anthony of Padua,
Doctor of the Church

"Dear St. Anthony, please come 'round. Something's lost and can't be found".

born 1195 died 1231, Feastday: June 13 Patron of the Poor

St. Anthony was born in Portugal, although most of his work was in Italy. He originally joined the Augustinian order, but he became a Franciscan when he was 26. This was because of the death of 5 Franciscan protomartyrs in Morocco, North Africa, whose headless and mutilated bodies had been brought back for burial. St. Anthony also wished to be a martyr, just like them. He is called the "Hammer of Heretics" because of his simple, and sometimes, miraculous manner of teaching the Catholic faith. The secret to his success was simply to repeat the "Holy Name of Mary" when speaking to heretics. St. Anthony often attracted huge crowds, and was sensationally successful. One day when he found he was preaching to heretics who would not Listen, he went to preach to the fish, who Listened attentively, not for their necessity, but for the glory of God. To another heretic, St. Anthony had a mule (who had been starved for three days) bow before the Blessed Sacrament, although food was also placed near him. St. Anthony was miraculously visited by the Infant Jesus, and is commonly referred to today as the "finder of lost articles." His tongue is incorrupt, and is displayed at the Vatican. He was only 36 when he died.

For information on Saint Anthony: St. Anthony

Patron Saints Index: Joseph St.Joseph the above one works St. Joseph

 St. Joseph, the Worker


O Glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you do we raise our hearts and hands, to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special favor we now implore. (Mention your petition)

(Say the following 7 times)

O Glorious St. Joseph, through the love that you bore to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of His Holy Name, deign to hear our prayers and obtain for us our petitions. O Jesus, Mary and Joseph, come to our assistance. Amen.


St. Joseph: St. Joseph



 St. Benedict

Let us pray

Almighty God, giver of all good things, we humbly beseech Thee that, through the intercession of St. Benedict, Thou wilt impart to these medals Thy benediction: in order that all who carry them and earnestly strive to perform good works, may deserve to obtain health of mind and body, the grace of sanctification, and the indulgences granted to us; also that they may endeavor with Thy merciful help, to escape all the snares and deceits of the devil, and may be able to appear holy and stainless in Thy sight. Through Christ, Our Lord, Amen.


St. Benedict Peace!
May the Holy Cross be my light
Let not the dragon be my guide.
Begone, Satan!
Suggest not to me thy vain things
The cup thou profferest me is evil;
Drink thou thy poison.

 Index: Christ in the Desert



Our Lady of Mount Carmel



About Our Lady: American Catholic Messenger

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: Our Lady


 St. Michael the Archangel


St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in this our day
of battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and
snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly
pray; and do thou, Prince of the heavenly host, by
the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the
evil spirits, who wander through the world seeking
the ruin of souls,
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Have mercy on us.



"Mary, my queen and my Mother
Remember I am your own

Keep me and guard me as your
Property and possession"


"Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord;
Let it be to me according to your word.....
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb!....
And blessed is she who believed that there
would be a fulfillment of what was spoken
to her from the Lord."

Luke 1:38,42,45

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 I have 4 antique glass negatives made in Germany in 1893

1. This picture which must be of Mary being comforted by St. John after the crucifixtion of Jesus.

2. Jesus is taken down from the cross

3. One seems to be the baby Jesus held my his mother, in a field where sheep are grazing . He is being offered a flower by a shepherd boy. It is labeled 1893 Scheurenberg: Ed. Liesegang, Dusseldorf and some other writing in German. If anyone can read German please contact me:

Other good links:

Homepage of Eternal Word Television Network

The Poor Clares

Father Pat: Fr.Pat's page

Saint for the day: American Catholic

Father Mark Kalwak: Divine Word Missionaries




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