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St. Anthony Surely Made the Cut… Lisa Hendey's new Book of Saints for Catholic Moms

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms

This looks great! Lisa Hendey has a new book coming out in November – A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. Even better, there’s a CONTEST sponsored by our friends at Aquinas and More Catholic Bookstore. You should sign up to be a Tiber River reviewer, too, so that you can participate!

Now, as for the saint I’m SURE is featured somewhere in the book? St. Anthony, all the way. Because what is motherhood without losing your keys? Your purse? That paperwork you were supposed to turn in for registering the kids for foosball?

I say: a day without invoking the aid of St. Anthony is a day without children around.

Whether you go with the pious and appropriate:

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.

or the vernacular

Tony, Tony, look around! Something’s lost and can’t be found.

your life will be richer knowing St. Anthony is in your corner as you rummage through the laundry basket one more time in search of your earring.

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Comments

  1. Hm. Regretting being a Protestant, if St.Anthony could find: the “B” from the alphabet puzzle, Mr. Potato Head’s teeth, Ernie’s hair from the Bert & Ernie puzzle, and the green sippy cup. Would a kind Catholic intercede with him on our behalf? Thanks.

    • Dorian Speed says:

      I’ll do what I can.

      • Thanks. Um, I don’t mean to complain, but is St. Anthony anti-Protestant? Because all those things are still missing. What kind of timeframe are we talking here?

  2. Hi Dorian – no hints on who’s in the book, but I wanted to thank you for sharing about my book and taking a guess! (and I love the second version of that prayer — use it all the time!)

  3. Lisa, thanks for stopping by! I am very much looking forward to the book.

  4. Book…is…grrrrrrrreat! :)

    • Dorian Speed says:

      If this is a pun on St. Anthony/Tony the Tiger, you are the winningest blog commenter of all time.