June 2022: Saint Anthony Intentions Delivered
Jun 22, 2022 / Written by: Felipe Barandiaran
We are happy to report that last Tuesday, June 22, at about 10:00 in the morning, our dear friends and devotees of Saint Anthony in Europe, Felipe Barandiarán and Plinio Antonio Rodrígues, carried your petitions to Saint Anthony’s Basilica on your behalf.
After the Holy Mass, a friar from the convent gave the “Blessing of Saint Anthony” upon your intentions, an exclusive privilege of the Basilica of Padua.
Our dear friends then prayed with him for all of you and your intentions and then went to the tomb of the Saint Anthony.
After kissing his tomb and spending some time in prayer on your behalf, all the intentions were deposited next to the numerous votive offerings that attest to the power of Saint Anthony before the throne of God.
The sweet words of Saint Anthony came to their minds that were transformed into a prayer:
“I have been waiting for you for a long time, because I know the needs in which you find yourself and the help you wish to obtain from Our Lord Jesus Christ through my intercession. I am prepared to obtain all that is for your good. Sincerely tell me what you need and open up your afflicted heart to me; I will pour on it a drop of heavenly balm that will heal your wounds and make your pains disappear.”
Afterwards, both went through the Office of the convent of Padua to receive the pilgrimage certificate, and above their names, symbolically are yours, since they did it on your behalf.
I want to thank you for having accompanied us spiritually on this pilgrimage, for it has truly been an honor and pleasure to represent you and your intentions at the shrine of St. Anthony, in Padua, Italy.
May Saint Anthony continue to protect us always and inspire us to a greater devotion to Our Lady with his constant affectionate blessings.