Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity A Novena to St. Anthony Mary Claret For Healing and Conversion Share Flipboard Email Print St. Anthony Mary Claret chapel in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Wikimedia Commons /CC BY-SA 3.0 Christianity Catholicism Prayers Beliefs and Teachings Tips Worship Saints Holy Days and Holidays Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Latter Day Saints View More By Scott P. Richert Catholicism Expert M.A., Political Theory, Catholic University of America B.A., Political Theory, Michigan State University Scott P. Richert is senior content network manager of Our Sunday Visitor. He has written about Catholicism for outlets including Humanitas and Catholic Answers Magazine. our editorial process Scott P. Richert Updated October 08, 2017 This Novena to St. Anthony Mary Claret, a 19th-century Spanish priest and missionary, is very popular. Through his apostolic works, including the founding of the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the Claretians), St. Anthony Mary Claret brought about many conversions in a time of increasing irreligion. Since the saint himself received many miraculous cures during his lifetime (including the immediate healing of a gaping wound in his side after he prayed to the Blessed Virgin), it is not surprising that, after his death, novenas directed to St. Anthony Mary Claret have been associated with physical healing. This novena is appropriate to pray for our own intention or for the intention of another, and for the healing of soul as well as body. If you are praying it for someone else, replace "me" in "Look with pity on me" with the name of the person. Novena to St. Anthony Mary Claret St. Anthony Mary Claret, during your life on earth you often comforted the afflicted and showed such tender love and compassion for the sick and sinful. Intercede for me now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues in heavenly glory. Look with pity on me [or on the person afflicted with illness or whose conversion is desired] and grant my prayer, if such be the will of God. Make my troubles your own. Speak a word for me to the Immaculate Heart of Mary to obtain by her powerful intercession the grace I yearn for so ardently, and a blessing to strengthen me during life, assist me at the hour of death, and lead me to a happy eternity. Amen.