13-Days Novena 2018 - the life of Saint Anthony

From May 31 to June 12 fr. Mario Conte, executive editor of the Messenger of Saint Anthony magazine and one of the 52 friars who minister in the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy, will tell the story of St. Anthony, a young medieval nobleman who gave up a promising future as one of the King’s knights to follow Christ and become one of the most loved saints in the world.

In this period, during work days, a special preparatioin program will be followed which can also be viewed live stream from 5:00pm:

5:00pm: Holy Rosary
5:25pm: Prayer of the 13 Novenas to St Anthony
6:00pm: Holy Mass 

Wednesday 13 June: Solemnity of St Anthony; all the celebrations will be streamed live.

Life of Saint Anthony: Introduction

Fr. Mario Conte tells us the story of St. Anthony who become one of the most loved saints in the world.

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The life of Saint Anthony: Lisbon

Day 1 May 31, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us something about the first years of Anthony’s life

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The life of Saint Anthony: Coimbra

Day 2 June 1, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us something about Anthony’s vocation

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Life of Saint Anthony: Five Martyrs

Day 3 June 2, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us about  Anthony’s first contact with the Franciscans

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The life of Saint Anthony: A New Call

Day 4 June 3, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us about Anthony’s entrance in the Franciscan Order

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Life of Saint Anthony: Morocco

Day 5 June 4, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us about Anthony’s journey to Morocco

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Life of Saint Anthony: From Sicily to Assisi

Day 6 June 5, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us about Anthony’s journey from Sicily to Assisi

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Life of Saint Anthony: The Chapter of the Mats

Day 7 June 6, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us about the Chapter of the Mats

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Life of Saint Anthony: A Turning Point

Day 8 June 7, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us about Anthony’s first speech

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Life of Saint Anthony: Preacher and Teacher

Day 9 June 8, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us about the extraordinary talent Anthony had as a preacher

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Life of Saint Anthony: Padua

Day 10 June 9, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte tells us about the impact  Anthony had on the city of Padua

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Life of saint Anthony: Camposampiero

Day 11 June 10, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte will tell us about Anthony’s illness

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Life of saint Anthony: Arcella

Day 12 June 11, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte will tell us about Anthony’s death

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Life of saint Anthony: Pray for us

Day 13 June 12, 2018

Fr. Mario Conte will tell us about the canonization of St. Anthony

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