The Thinking 
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Finder of the Lost

June 13, 2017

 

St. Anthony of Padua; Francisco Zurbaran

Responsory to St. Anthony of Padua

If miracles thou fain would see;
Lo! error, death, calamity,
The Leprous stain, the demon flies,
From beds of pain the sick arise.

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The sea withdraws and fetters break,
And withered limbs he doth restore;
While treasures lost are found again,
When young or old his help implore.

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

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May glory to the Father be,
and to the Son eternally,
And Holy Ghost, in essence one,
In Persons three, be honor done.

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V. Pray for us, blessed Anthony.

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

Let us Pray

O God, may the votive commemoration of blessed Anthony, Your confessor and doctor, be a source of joy to Your Church, that she may always be fortified with spiritual assistance and deserve to enjoy eternal rewards. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

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