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Celebrate Easter with the friars of the Basilica of Saint Anthony!

As Easter approaches and with it the promise of new hope in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I wish you and your loved ones the peace and joy of Saint Anthony’s love.

May his warm embrace hold you and keep you, now and forever.

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January 27, 2017 - Holocaust Memorial Day: Fr. Placido Cortese, Righteous Among the Nations

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on the 27th of January each year. On this day we should learn the lessons of the past and recognize that a genocide does not just take place on its own, but is a steady and degenerative process which begins whendiscrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented.

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A blessed 2017, another year in Saint Anthony’s footsteps

Every day we are called upon to face new challenges: the challenge of forgiveness, of solidarity, of sharing, of welcoming our needy neighbors. It is for this reason that we, friars of the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, are praying for you that you may walk in Saint Anthony’s presence in this New Year as well.

You may have had the chance of experiencing, in some situations, the value and meaning of his presence at your side.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Basilica of Saint Anthony

As we gather together this Christmas to celebrate the coming into this world of the ‘beautiful light’ in the form of Jesus Christ our Saviour, I extend to you the heartfelt wishes and love of the friars of Saint Anthony.

May God bless you for your kind heart and giving nature.

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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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