Chaplet of St. Anthony

       Chaplet of Saint Anthony (Franciscan). The Chaplet of St. Anthony is composed of thirteen groups of three beads each, at the end of which may be a medal of Saint Anthony holding the Infant Jesus. On the first bead of each group (or decade) is said the Our Father, on the second the Hail Mary, and on the third the Glory Be to the Father, while meditating on the following thirteen petitions etc. At the end the Miraculous Responsory is recited:

       1. Saint Anthony, raiseth the dead, pray for those Christians now in their agony, and for our dear departed.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       2. Saint Anthony, zealous preacher of the Gospel, fortify us against the errors of the enemies of God, and pray for the Pope and the Church.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       3. Saint Anthony, powerful with the Heart of Jesus, preserve us from the calamities which threaten us on account of our sins.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       4. Saint Anthony, who drivest away devils, make us triumph over their snares.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       5. Saint Anthony, lily of heavenly purity, purify us from the stains of the soul and preserve our bodies from all dangers.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       6. Saint Anthony, healer of the sick, cure our diseases and preserve us in health.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       7. Saint Anthony, guide of travellers, bring to safe harbor those who are in danger of perishing, and calm the troubled waves of passion which agitate our souls.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       8. Saint Anthony, liberatory of captives, deliver us from the captivity of evil.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       9. Saint Anthony, who restorest to young and old the use of their limbs, obtain for us the perfect use of the senses of our body and the faculties of our soul.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       10. Saint Anthony, finder of lost things, help us to find all that we lost in the spiritual and temporal order.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       11. Saint Anthony, protected by Mary, avert the dangers which threaten our body and our soul.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       12. Saint Anthony, helper of the poor, help us in our needs and give bread and work to those who ask.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

       13. Saint Anthony, we thankfully proclaim thy miraculous power, and we beseech thee to protect us all the days of our life.

       Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be


Miraculous Responsory

If miracles thou fain wouldst see
Do, error, death, calamity,
The leprous stain, the demon flies,
From beds of pain the sick arise.

The hungry seas forego their prey,
The prisoner's cruel chains give way;
While palsied limbs and chattels lost,
Both young and old recovered boast.

And perils perish; plenty's hoard
Is heaped on hunger's famished board;
Let those relate who know it well,
Let Padua of her patron tell.

The hungry seas, etc...
Glory be to the Father, etc...
The hungry seas, etc...

V. Pray for us Blessed Anthony.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

        O God! Let the votive commemoration of Blessed Anthony, thy Confessor, be a source of joy to thy Church, that she may always be fortified with spiritual assistance, and may deserve to possess eternal joy. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

       During the prayers meditation on the following virtues of the saint is recommended: Faith, Hope, Charity, Love of Jesus, Prudence, Justice, Patience, Penance, Humility, Purity, Obedience, Poverty, Spirit of Prayer, and Union with God. An indulgence of one hundred days each time. A plenary indulgence.

Chaplet of St. Anthony