St. Anthony’s Intercession and the Rosary
The other night when it was time to pray the Rosary with my wife, I reached into my pocket only to discover that my Rosary was not in there! I could not remember taking it out and had no clue where it was.
I quickly remembered that I should pray to St. Anthony as this is my favorite Rosary having the St. Benedict medal and the St. Benedict crucifix. I said a quick prayer “Please, St. Anthony, help me find my Rosary.” I went to the office looked over at my desk and next to my mouse and keyboard, was my Rosary. Immediately, I prayed “Thank you St. Anthony for helping me.” I’ve actually misplaced another favorite Rosary of mine a few months ago and have yet to find it. So, I tackled on to my thanks the request “If you could please help me in finding this other Rosary, I’d be super happy, but, it doesn’t have to be now, but over time.”
I went upstairs to pray the Rosary with my wife in the bedroom and about halfway through, I noticed my “man box” on top of my dresser. I felt called to it and I just couldn’t resist and had to get up, mid-Rosary while reciting the Hail Mary’s, and started opening up all the little drawers on it. Much to my disappointment, the Rosary I was looking for was not in there. I turned around to head back to my bed and noticed the drawers on my side table.
Immediately and without hesitation, I walked over to the side table and opened the bottom drawer. Nothing at all in there. Opened the middle drawer, shoveled some papers around, and there it was in its little pouch! Immediately I thanked St. Anthony again for interceding for me. I hadn’t seen this Rosary in some time and proceeded to open up the pouch and pour the Rosary onto the bed.
A surge of memories came flooding through of why I loved the Rosary so much and how much Our Lady of Fatima had inspired me to start praying the Rosary, even as someone who knew nothing about Catholicism. This Rosary has blue beads with bits of green on it, and to me makes it appear to be the Earth. Our Lady of Fatima talked about how we can pray for people in the world and through our prayers can help them convert.
St. Anthony is a great saint to pray to when you have misplaced or lost something. The Rosary is a powerful devotion that can help combat heresy and give you numerous graces.