Stained Glass Window of St Anthony and the Child Jesus

Origin and History of the 13 Tuesdays Devotion

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In 1231, our beloved patron, St. Anthony, was like a modern-day celebrity. Thousands of faithful would journey miles to hear him preach. The churches could not contain the throngs of people, some waiting all night to hear him speak, so he would move his sermons to the open fields. All day he would spend hearing confessions. He had body guards to prevent crowds from snipping lockets of his hair and fragments of his brown cassock.

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So on the day of his burial, Tuesday, June 17, the people of Padua lined the streets as his body was carried to its last resting place in the church of Our Blessed Lady which was attached to the Franciscan Friary at Padua. The “Hammer of the Heretics” and worker of miracles was gone but everyone knew he was destined for Heaven. The cortege moved through the city to the music of bells and joyous hymns. The day was marked, too, by an extraordinary number of miracles. The biographers of the Saint tell us that “the blind regained their sight, the deaf their hearing, and the lame the use of their limbs. Every grace and favor asked for in faith and confidence was granted.

The people were so impressed by the wonderful things they had witnessed that they began to observe Tuesdays as days of special devotion in honor of their saint. However, as time went on the practice fell into disuse until, in 1616, St. Anthony himself revived it in the form of a novena of nine consecutive Tuesdays.

In 1616, “there lived at Bologna a noble and pious couple, who after twenty two years of married life were childless. One day the lonely wife, kneeling before the altar of St. Anthony in the Franciscan church, laid before the saint the sorrow of her life and begged his intercession. And the saint himself appeared before her and bade her to visit his altar and pray before it on nine consecutive Tuesdays. This she did, and in the course of time became a mother. But to the bitter disappointment of the parents, the infant was found to be horribly deformed. This new sorrow, however, proved to be but a further trial of their faith. The mother brought the baby to the altar of the saint, and on touching it to the stone, all trace of deformity immediately disappeared.

The devotion grew to Thirteen Tuesdays in honor of the day he died and his entrance to Heaven, June 13, 1231.


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First Tuesday Fifth Tuesday Tenth Tuesday
Second Tuesday Sixth Tuesday Eleventh Tuesday
Third Tuesday Seventh Tuesday Twelfth Tuesday
Fourth Tuesday Eighth Tuesday Thirteenth Tuesday
  Ninth Tuesday  

 

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First Tuesday:

O beloved St. Anthony, born on the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven and consecrated to her at a tender age. Under the protection of Mary Immaculate, you vanquished the demon with the Sign of the Cross during your life. We beseech you to obtain for us a tender devotion to Our Blessed Mother and the strength to triumph over all the attacks of the devil and his followers.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony dyingThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

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Second Tuesday:

O glorious Saint Anthony! You escaped from the dangers and the temptations of the world by despising greatness, riches and the comforts of life, and by becoming a member of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace of detachment of heart and a true contempt for the world and its lies.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony dyingThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!


Third Tuesday:

O fervent Saint Anthony! Your burning desire for martyrdom and your great love for the Faith led you to answer God's call and enter the Order of the Seraphic Saint Francis of Assisi. We beseech you to obtain for us a spirit of penance for our sins and the sins of others.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony dyingThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!


Fourth Tuesday:

O humble Saint Anthony! Filled with the most profound humility, you did everything in your power to hide from the eyes of the world, but God had other plans. He suddenly revealed to all the depth of your knowledge and the height of your sanctity. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace to practice profound humility and to love a life hidden in God, but above all to always do God's will.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony dyingThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!


Fifth Tuesday:

O glorious Saint Anthony! Almighty God gave you the gift of tongues to preach His Word and the power to work the most extraordinary miracles to convert sinners and save souls. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace to listen willingly to Divine inspirations and to faithfully live by God's laws.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony dyingThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!


Sixth Tuesday:

O loving Saint Anthony! Such was your ardent love for Our Lord Jesus Christ that your loving arms received the immense gift of holding the Divine Infant Jesus. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace to receive Him worthily in the Blessed Sacrament with love and fervent devotion.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony dyingThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!


Seventh Tuesday:

O powerful Saint Anthony! You confounded and confused heretics when you proved to them the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ by causing a dumb animal to kneel down and adore the Sacred Host. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace of a lively faith in the Holy Eucharist.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony and the MuleThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!


Eighth Tuesday:

O powerful Saint Anthony! When sinners refused to heed the Word of God, the fishes of the sea gathered at the shore to hear you preach. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace of complete submission of our hearts and minds to Divine Truth.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony preaching to the fishThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!


Ninth Tuesday:

O innocent Saint Anthony! You proved you are a great protector of the innocent when you made a recently born baby speak to defend the honor of its mother. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace to preserve intact the peace and purity of our souls, and to strive to be strong in our obedience to God's Will.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony with a cross and child JesusThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

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Tenth Tuesday:

O miraculous Saint Anthony! While you were living in Padua, Italy, you miraculously appeared in Lisbon, Portugal, to defend your father from calumny and save him from death. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace of forgiveness so that we may pardon all injuries and offenses and love our enemies according to the precepts of the Gospel.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony raising a man from the deadThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

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Eleventh Tuesday:

O zealous Saint Anthony! During your lifetime you converted thousands upon thousands of heretics and hardened sinners to the true Faith. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace of true conversion in our own lives.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

Painting of St AnthonyThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!


Twelfth Tuesday:

O faithful Saint Anthony! You imitated Our Divine Redeemer by living and working tirelessly for the salvation of souls. We beseech you to obtain for us the grace to become saints, to die a good death and to praise God forever with you and all the angels and saints in Heaven.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony dyingThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!


Thirteenth Tuesday:

O glorious Saint Anthony! The Blessed Trinity has given you the power to work miracles continually, and the favor of answering the prayers of those in need who invoke your assistance in misfortune, anxiety and distress. We beseech you to obtain for us from Jesus through Mary, our Mother, the grace of [here present your request] that I so fervently and hopefully ask of you. With total confidence and without any doubt, I know that you will obtain this favor as long as it is according to God's Will and for the good of souls.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

The Miraculous Responsory of Saint Anthony by St. Bonaventure:

If you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
The Leprosy and demons fly,
And health Succeeds infirmities.

St Anthony and Our Lady with the child JesusThe sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst needs do quickly flee,
Let those who know your power proclaim—
Let Paduans say - these are of thee.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

To Father, Son may glory be,
And Holy Spirit eternally.

The sea obeys, and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs you do restore;
While treasures lost are found again
When young or old your aid implore.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, may the commemoration of the life and sanctity of Saint Anthony, Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy to the Holy Catholic Church, so that she may always be fortified with Your spiritual assistance and we may deserve to possess eternal joy with You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

Click here and send your intentions to Saint Anthony's Shrine in Padua, Italy!