Holocaust Memorial Day

On 27 January, we remember Fr. Placido Cortese

23 January: Sunday of
the Word of God

A celebration for the Bible

Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year,

from the friars of the Basilica of Sant Anthony


Discover the Basilica of St. Anthony and its cloisters

Visit the Anthonian Museums

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On Holocaust Memorial Day let us also remember Venerable Father Cortese, a friar of the Basilica of Saint Anthony

During the Second World War he saved hundreds of Jews and political refugees. Last year a stolperstein (stumbling block) was dedicated to his memory


23 January: Sunday of the Word of God, a celebration for the Bible

Pope Francis’ initiative aimed at placing the Holy Scriptures at the centre of the Christian life


Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi 2021

Celebrations in honor of the Poor Man of Assisi from 30 September to 4 October. On 10 October the ministry of Father Antonio Ramina, the new rector of the Basilica of St. Anthony, begins


New Rector of the Basilica

The Franciscan friars of the Basilica received the nomination with joy: “We thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis, for this decision. 


St. Anthony’s Charities, the 2020 report

Despite the economic restraints brought about by the Covid crisis; the generosity of the devotees of Saint Anthony has continued unabated even in the year of the pandemic


On Sunday 25 April we celebrate the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Pope Francis’ message on Saint Joseph and the Dream of Vocation

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Messenger of Saint Anthony