April 17 – April 26, 2020 Saint Anthony's Relics visit The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia

From Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 26, two first-class relics will be visiting the Roman Catholic Diocese of West Virginia during Eastertide following Easter Sunday on April 12. Fr. Alessandro Ratti will bring the reliquaries from the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua to West Virginia,  the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. 

The Saint of Hope's visit will strengthen the resurrection joy, hope and renewal in each of us. 


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St. Anthony’s friars pray for those who are sick and suffering

“May the Blessed Virgin,  Health of the Sick and Mother of the Living, be our support and our hope.”
Pope John Paul II

Saint Anthony is the Saint of Miracles, and those who are sick lovingly place their trust in his intercession.

If, among your family members or your friends, there is someone who is sick you may send us their names: on 11 February, World Day of Prayer for the Sick, we friars will pray for their healing.

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November 29 - December 8, 2019 Saint Anthony's Relics visit The Diocese of San Diego, CA (USA)

From Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 8 two first-class relics will be visiting the Catholic Diocese of San Diego in sunny California in spiritual preparation for the Advent season. Fr. Bortolino Maistrello will bring the reliquaries from the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua to Southern California.

Click here to download the programs.

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October 26 - November 3, 2019 Saint Anthony's Relics visit The Diocese of Victoria, Canada

The tour begins on Saturday, October 26 and ends on Sunday, November 3. 
Father Mario Conte OFM Conv. will bring two first-class relics of our beloved Saint Anthony of Padua to The Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in the Canadian Province of British Columbia, in Western Canada. The tour will cover areas of the city of Victoria, Greater Victoria, and the regions of Courtenay and Campbell River, Cowichan Valley and Duncan, and Nanaimo and Parksville. 

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October 4, 2019, St. Francis Feast Day

Fr. Mario Conte recounts the well-known episode of the Wolf of Gubbio, where St. Francis, with his great love for all creatures, shows us how the essential condition for peace is forgiveness.

Special thanks to Kira (the wolf), Michela Meggiolaro and Alberto Holzmann her trainers.
Kira was in no way harmed or abused during the filming.

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The Anthonian Association moves to Chicago!

Exciting things are happening at the Anthonian Association, and we want to share some important news with you. We moved!

In order to better serve you and to expedite delivery of our monthly magazine the Messenger of St Anthony, beginning August 1st, 2019 the Anthonian Association moved from Mount St Francis, Indiana to 6107 N. Kenmore Ave, Ste. 5, Chicago IL 60660. At our new location in Chicago, Illinois, the Anthonian Association’s telephone numbers (812.923.6356) and email address ( remain the same.

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