NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. ANTHONY FOR A PRINCIPAL
I greet you, Saint Anthony, lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity.
I greet you, great saint, filled with divine love.
I rejoice at the favors our Lord has so generously bestowed on you.
I humbly and confidently ask you to help me, for I know that God has given you, charity and pity, as well as power.
Good Saint Anthony, meek and humble in spite of your great gifts,
and whom we invoke so confidently to help us find that which is lost, pray,
I beg of you, that I may never lose my faith, the gift that I cherish most.
Behold my needs: a principal to lead St. Anthony School into the future.
I beg of you, by the love you felt toward the little Jesus
when He embraced you so lovingly, to tell Him now of my wants.
Remember how complete your happiness was when you held Him in your arms.
I venerate you, glorious favorite of God,
and bow my head before you in humble reverence,
while I raise my heart full of hope toward the throne of divine mercy,
and to you, my intercessor. He who placed Himself in your arms
will now fill your hands with all I ask of you.
Obtain for me what I desire, if it be God’s holy Will, and I will make known
the wondrous power of your intercession for the greater glory of God. Amen.