The days are moving quickly toward the beginning of our Thirteen Tuesdays Novena in honor of our dear Friend and Saint, Anthony of Padua! Join us in prayer every Tuesday over the next few months until the Great Feast of St. Anthony on June 13th!
As you may remember, the origin of Thirteen Tuesdays is lost in history, but not in the hearts of those faithful to St. Anthony.
This wonderful tradition is said to have begun because of the many miracles that took place on the Tuesday following the death of St. Anthony on June 13, 1231.
Another tradition seems to be that after his canonization, Christians began the custom of preparing for the celebration of the feast of St. Anthony by dedicating themselves in prayer and novenas on each of the thirteen Tuesdays preceding June 13th. All these centuries later and we still continue this wonderful tradition!
Join us as we honor St. Anthony, our great Wonder-Worker and Friend, over the next thirteen Tuesdays, starting on March 17th and leading up to his Great Feast Day on June 13th! Join the Friars in prayer and devotion to this wonderful saint who answers so many of our prayers with miracles and tender love.
I look forward to hearing from you soon as our St. Anthony’s Guild Family prepares for this great devotion to St. Anthony.
May St. Anthony help to grant all your Novena Prayer Requests.
Fr. David Convertino, OFM Executive Director St. Anthony’s Guild