Published on 06 March 2018

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

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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.

The relics will tour throughout the State and will touch the following deaneries: Aiken, Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Rock Hill.

One of these reliquaries contains the Saint’s floating rib. This is the very same reliquary that was used by then-Archbishop Bergoglio to bless the faithful after the Solemn Mass at the Catedral Metropolitana in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 30 April 2000.
The same reliquary had been kissed five years earlier by Sister Lucia of Fatima when it was taken to the nuns at the Monastery of Carmelite sisters in Coimbra, Portugal, in January 1995, during the commemorations for the 800th anniversary of the Saint’s birth.

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