St. Anthony's Guild is a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of New Jersey, is a religious association guided by the Franciscan friars. Its mission is to promote the spiritual well-being of its members, living and deceased, to aid the education of young men in their vocation to the Franciscan Order, and to serve God by helping the Franciscans in every field of apostolic work.
Promote the spiritual well being of the members, living and deceased. Besides what is offered specifically for their intentions, the members also share in the Masses, prayers and good works of the Franciscan friars. Educate new friars. For more than 85 years, Guild members have helped educate generations of friars through their generosity. Serve God in the love exemplified by St. Francis of Assisi. There is significance in the Guild's choice of its Patron. St. Anthony of Padua was one of the most enthusiastic and deeply motivated of St. Francis's contemporaries. Appointed by St. Francis as the first teacher of theology in the Order, St. Anthony spread and helped live the message of love for God and all his creatures. The Franciscans, today, with the help of St. Anthony's Guild, work among the poor, alienated and homeless, helping in parishes, urban service churches, schools and serving as chaplains in hospitals and other ministries.
“"Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints" O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen. ”Unfailing Prayer to St Anthony
“Dear Saint Anthony, your prayers obtained miracles during your lifetime. You still seem to move at ease in the realm of minor and major miracles. Saint Anthony, Performer of Miracles, please obtain for me the blessings God holds in reserve for those who serve Him. Pray that I may be worthy of the promises my Lord Jesus attaches to confident prayer. [mention your special intentions] Franciscan Mission Associates.”Prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua, Performer of Miracles
“Saint Anthony, great wonder-worker, intercede for us that God may grant us our request if it be for the good of our soul. Saint Anthony, be our patron, our protector, and our advocate in life and in death. Saint Anthony, attentive to those who invoke thee, grant us the aid of thy powerful intercession for the grace of holy purity, meekness, humility, obedience, the spirit of poverty, and perfect abandonment to the will of God. Saint Anthony, servant of Mary, obtain for us greater devotion to the blessed Mother of God.”prayers to St. Anthony