The “Tredicina” (the Thirteen-Day Novena) in honour of Saint Anthony

On Sunday 31 May the "Tredicina", the traditional prayer of praise and intercession that prepares us for the Feast of Saint Anthony (Saturday 13 June), has begun. We unite ourselves in the recitation of this prayer (below is the text), entrusting to the loving gaze of Saint Anthony our families, the sick and the elderly living alone or in care homes. We entrust to Him also the people who are taking care of the sick: doctors, health personnel, volunteers. We commend to God's mercy those who died because of the coronavirus. We invoke the gift of wisdom for those who are called to make the most appropriate political decisions in this difficult period.