The hungry seas forego their prey,
The prisoner’s cruel chains give way;
While palsied limbs and chattels lost,
Both young and old recovered boast.
And perils perish; plenty’s hoard
Is heaped on hunger’s famished board,
Let those relate, who know it well,
Let Padua of her patron tell.
Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
V/. Pray for us, blessed Anthony.
R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us Pray.
O God! Let the votive commemoration of blessed Anthony, Your confessor, be a source of joy to Your Church, that she may always be fortified with spiritual assistance, and may deserve to possess eternal joy. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.