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Tredicina to St. Anthony of Padua

Fr. Scott A. Haynes


We offer the Tredicina (Thirteen-Day Novena) to St. Anthony of Padua to beg the intercession of this great Saint and Doctor of the Church. It is traditional to begin this novena of May 31st, leading up to his feast day on June 13th.



Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.


Holy Mary, pray for us.

St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

St. Anthony, glory of the Friars Minor, pray for us.

St. Anthony, ark of the testament, pray for us.

St. Anthony, sanctuary of heavenly wisdom, pray for us.

St. Anthony, destroyer of worldly vanity, pray for us.

St. Anthony, conqueror of impurity, pray for us.

St. Anthony, example of humility, pray for us.

St. Anthony, lover of the Cross, pray for us.

St. Anthony, martyr of desire, pray for us.

St. Anthony, generator of charity, pray for us.

St. Anthony, zealous for justice, pray for us.

St. Anthony, terror of infidels, pray for us.

St. Anthony, model of perfection, pray for us.

St. Anthony, consoler of the afflicted, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of lost things, pray for us.

St. Anthony, defender of innocence, pray for us.

St. Anthony, liberator of prisoners, pray for us.

St. Anthony, guide of pilgrims, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of health, pray for us.

St. Anthony, performer of miracles, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of speech to the mute, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of hearing to the deaf, pray for us.

St. Anthony, restorer of sight to the blind, pray for us.

St. Anthony, disperser of devils, pray for us.

St. Anthony, reviver of the dead, pray for us.

St. Anthony, tamer of tyrants, pray for us.

From the snares of the devil, St. Anthony deliver us.

From thunder, lightning and storms, St. Anthony deliver us.

From all evil of body and soul, St. Anthony deliver us.

Through your intercession, St. Anthony protect us.

Throughout the course of life, St. Anthony protect us.


Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.


V. St. Anthony, pray for us.

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


Let us pray.


O my God, may the pious commemoration of St. Anthony, your Confessor and Proctor, give joy to your Church, that she may ever be strengthened with your spiritual assistance and merit to attain everlasting joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


May 31 1. O Lord, you have made Saint Anthony an apostle of the Gospel. Grant us, through his intercession, a strong and humble faith and make our lives coherent with the creed that we profess.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


June 1

2.O God Almighty, you have made Saint Anthony a constructor of peace and fraternal charity. Look upon the victims of violence and war. Grant that in this confused world full of tensions, we may become courageous witnesses of non-violence, promoting human life and peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

June 2

3. O God, you have granted Saint Anthony the gift of healing and performing miracles. Grant us health of soul and body. Grant serenity and solace to those who have asked for our prayers and make us always ready to serve the sick, the elderly and the distressed.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 3

4. O Lord, you made Saint Anthony an untiring preacher of the Gospels along mankind's many paths. In your Fatherly mercy protect the homeless, refugees and migrants; keep them safe from every danger and guide their steps along the path of peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 4

5. O God Almighty, you granted Saint Anthony the power to reunite severed limbs. Reunite all Christians in your One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and grant that we may all live the mystery of unity, thus becoming one heart and one soul.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 5

6. O Lord Jesus, you made Saint Anthony a great master of spiritual life. Grant us the ability to renew our lives according to the teachings of the Gospel and the beatitudes, and make us promoters of spiritual life for our brothers and sisters.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 6

7. O Jesus, you granted Saint Anthony the incomparable grace of holding you as a child in his arms. Bless our children, and grant that they may grow in goodness and in health and that they may live their lives in the fear of God. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 7

8. O Merciful Jesus, you granted Saint Anthony the wisdom and gifts necessary to guide souls to holiness through his preaching and priestly ministry. Grant that we may approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the great gift of your love, with humility and faith. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 8

9. O Holy Spirit, in Saint Anthony you gave the Church and the world a great master of holy doctrine. Grant that all those who work in the media may feel the great responsibility they have to serve truth in charity and with respect for others. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 9

10. O Lord, you are the Lord of the harvest. Through the intercession of Saint Anthony send many worthy religious and priests into your field, fill them with zeal, generosity and your love.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 10

11. O Jesus, you called the pope to be a universal pastor, high priest and messenger of truth and peace. Through the intercession of Saint Anthony sustain and console him in his mission. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 11

12. O Holy Trinity, you granted Saint Anthony the grace to know, to love and to glorify the Virgin Mary, your Blessed Mother, and our Heavenly Mother, grant that we may grow ever closer to her motherly heart, to better serve, love and glorify you, who are love itself. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. June 12

13. O Lord, you allowed Saint Anthony to meet sister death with a serene soul. Direct our lives towards you, assist the dying and grant eternal peace to the souls of our departed brothers and sisters. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Having completed our 13-day novena (May 31-June 12),

we joyfully celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony (June 13th).

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