“Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find (mention your petition) which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.”
The Guild of St. Anthony of Padua was founded in Nigeria in 1920 by early missionary priests. The Archdiocesan Guild of Lagos was founded on June 13, 1959, at St. Dominic"s Catholic Church, Yaba, by Late Pa Martins Ogunneye as the first promoter.However, in our Parish, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Gbaja, Surulere, it was founded by then
Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. EJ Daly and Chief Amoje, Late Mr. Campos and Late Mrs. Anthony Coker in 1963 in order to uphold and spread devotion to St. Anthony of Padua, the Great Miracle and Wonder Worker.
Membership is open to all Catholics irrespective of age, tribe or colour. In fact, new members are heartily welcome..
The guild has the interest of the churchs' evangelical mission at heart just like our patron St Anthony .
For the Lord has blessed us with a Patron as powerful yet humble as St Anthony. Pray for Us dearest St Anthony of Padua