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Happy Feast of Saint Anthony!

The Feast of Saint Anthony, the Saint the world loves, has finally arrived!

On Tuesday 13th June the Basilica will be open from 5.30 am to 10.30 pm. The Holy Masses will be celebrated at: 6.00 am – 7.00 am – 8.00 am – 9.00 am – 10.00 am – 11.00 am – 12.15 am – 3.30 pm– 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – 9 pm.00

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June 2017: Saint Anthony's Relics visit the USA, Canada and Australia

As usual, friars from the Basilica of Saint Anthony will leave Padua this June to take relics of our Saint to his devotees around the world: three of them will take some of St. Anthony’s relics to the United States (June, 9 to 18), Canada (June, 9 to 18) and Australia (June, 6 to 21).

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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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