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Prayer to St. Anthony the Abbot for wisdom

SAINT ANTHONY

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Philip Kosloski - published on 01/17/19

St. Anthony was sought by many for his wisdom and holiness of life. In the Sign of the Cross, he triumphed over the Devil.

Even though he spent most of his life in the solitude of the desert, St. Anthony the Abbot was widely known for his wisdom. St. Anthony attracted many followers who sought to imitate his way of life and learn from his years of prayer and fasting.

Below is a simple prayer to St. Anthony, that not only asks for him to intercede for a specific intention, but also asks God that, “Through his intercession, may we learn to love you better; with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds, all our strength and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.”

Dear God, St Anthony the Abbot accepted your call to renounce the world and to love you above all things. He faithfully served you in the solitude of the desert by fasting, prayer, humility and good works. In the Sign of the Cross, he triumphed over the Devil. Through his intercession, may we learn to love you better; with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds, all our strength and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. St Anthony the Abbot, great and powerful saint, grant us also this special request […]. Amen.


SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA

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