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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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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 

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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.

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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.

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Burundi on the brink

Hundreds of thousands are fleeing their homes as a political stalemate sets Burundi teetering on the brink.

Read the full article on: http://www.messengersaintanthony.com/messaggero/pagina_articolo.asp?R=Cover%20Feature&ID=788

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