News

Follow us on

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Bring Out The Best You

In our upcoming article Victor M. Parachin shows how we can bring out the best in ourselves. Read our editor's tribute to Fr. Enzo Poiana, the Rector of the Basilica of St. Anthony who passed away unexpectedly this August. See more 

Read more

Father Oliviero Svanera is the new Rector of the Pontifical Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua.

The name of Father Oliviero Svanera was chosen by the Holy Father himself out of a roster of three names which the Minister General of the Conventual Franciscan Order, Fr. Marco Tasca, had submitted to him in accordance with the procedure set down by the Apostolic Constitution Memorias Sanctorum (V.3), which regulates the conduction of the Pontifical Basilica. The Holy Father acted in accord with the Pontifical Delegate and the Minister Provincial of Provincia Italiana di S. Antonio di Padova, Fr.

Read more

9/11 Memory and Light

On September 11, 2001, the terrorist attacks launched against the United States and the free world was unprecedented in terms of savagery and brutality. Every year on this date, we commemorate the lives of those who died so tragically: people who were simply working in the World Trade Centre, or who perished in the attempt to save them.

Read more

Pages