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April 6-15, 2018 St. Anthony’s relics visit South Carolina (USA)

Two holy relics of Saint Anthony of Padua will visit the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, from Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 15. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has invited Father Bortolino Maistrello, a friar of the Basilica, to bring two holy and precious relics of Saint Anthony of Padua to his Charleston Diocese in South Carolina.

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The friars of the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua send their warmest Christmas wishes to all of the Saint’s devotees.

On this day, enlightened by that evangelical hope which issues from the humble grotto of Bethlehem, we invoke the gift of joy and peace for all: for children as well as for the elderly, for the young and for families, for the poor and the marginalized. May Jesus, who was born for us, comfort those who are being tried by sickness and suffering.

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November 2017 St. Anthony’s relics visit Ottawa (Canada)

Two precious relics of our Saint will be in Ottawa from November 11 to 19.

Fr. Mario Conte, executive editor of the «Messenger of Saint Anthony» magazine, will bring to Ottawa from November 11 to 19 two precious relics of our Saint from the Basilica in Padua.

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A rare opportunity

The line didn’t end at St Anthony’s Shrine in Boston as people from all walks of life spent a quiet, respectful moment before the relics of St. Anthony…

Thus begins WBZ-TV’s news coverage (CBS Boston) of our editor’s relic visit to the Massachusetts state capital and some surrounding districts.

The friars do their best to bring our Saint closer to those who cannot afford to come to Padua, and the people of Boston have responded.

Enjoy the video:

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Updates on guided tours of the basilica

From 1 October 2017 there are changes in bookings procedure and in access to guided tours for groups in the Basilica of Saint Anthony.

There are two main changes: groups of over 10 people will be obliged to book their guided tours of the Basilica through an online form; moreover, during the visit, they will have to use audio guides with earphones; these may be booked at the Information Office should the group be without them.

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Saint Anthony’s October visit to Boston

Two relics of Saint Anthony from the Basilica in Padua will be brought to the Boston area in Massachusetts by Fr. Mario Conte from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October.

One of the reliquaries contains the Saint’s ‘floating rib’, and was venerated by both Pope Francis, when he was Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, and by Sister Lucy, one of the three seers of Fatima, when it was taken to her convent, the Monastery of Carmelite nuns at Coimbra, in January 1995. The reliquary, therefore, has special meaning this year as we celebrate the centenary of the Fatima apparitions.

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