Glorious Saint Anthony, I salute you as a good servant of Christ, and a special friend of God. You once were favored to hold the Christ Child in your arms as you cherished His word in your heart. Today I place all my cares, temptations, and anxieties in your hands. I resolve ever to honor you by imitating your example. Powerful patron, model of purity and victor over fleshly impulses, please win for me, and for all devoted to you, perfect purity of body, mind, and heart. I promise by my example and counsel to help others to the knowledge, love, and service of God. Amen.
Behold the Cross of the Lord! †
Flee ye adversaries! †
The Lion of the Tribe of Juda, †
The Root of David has conquered, alleluia!
Saint Anthony of Padua's Brief...
«Ecce Crucem Dómini †:
fúgite, partes advérsæ †.
Vícit Leo de tríbu Júda †,
rádix Dávid †.
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