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Published on 05 September 2016

October 2016 Saint Anthony's Relics visit Canada and USA

Two precious relics of our Saint will be in Vancouver (5-12 October) and in Denver (14-23 October)

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Fr. Mario Conte, executive editor of the «Messenger of Saint Anthony» magazine, will bring to Vancouver (5-12 October) and Denver (14-23 October) two precious relics of our Saint from the Basilica in Padua. 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.

The Eucharistic and Veneration Services will be celebrated as follows:

Canada/Vancouver - USA/Denver