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

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.

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Lent in the Basilica of St Anthony

Lent begins on Wednesday 14 February. This is a time of conversion and penitence in preparation for Easter.

Pope Francis has addressed the following message to all Christians on the occasion of the 2018 Lenten season: “Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer. If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know that this is never the case in the heart of God! He constantly gives us a chance to begin loving anew.”

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“Feast of the Tongue of the Saint” Sunday 18 February in the Basilica of St Anthony

The Feast of the Translation of the Saint’s Relics, commonly called the Feast of the Tongue, will be held on Sunday 18 February. This is the second, most important feast celebrating St Anthony after the June 13 feast, and marks the discovery of his uncorrupt tongue over 750 years ago, more than 30 years after his death. This scientifically inexplicable phenomenon is what faith calls a miracle, seeing that the relic of the tongue, the instruments used by St Anthony for preaching, is still visible and uncorrupt after many centuries.

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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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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM FR. MARIO!

Christmas itself was created by a gift. “God so loved the world that he gave us his only son.” (John 3:16). Though Christ came among us weak and empty-handed, he brought his priceless and everlasting gifts.

This Christmas let us open our hearts and remember that Jesus is the best gift anyone could ever receive.

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