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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August 22 - September 1, 2019 Saint Anthony's Relics visit Massachusetts (USA)

The tour begins on Thursday, August 22 and ends on Sunday, September 1. 
Father Alessandro Ratti OFM Conv. will bring two first-class relics of our beloved Saint Anthony of Padua to the Centennial Feast Days in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts from August 22 to 25. 

From August 26 to August 31, the relics will travel to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. 
On Sunday, September 1, the tour will end at The Shrine of Saint Anthony in Boston proper, on Arch Street.

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June 2019: Saint Anthony's Relics visit USA, Canada and Australia

This June three friars from the Basilica will take first-class relics of St Anthony to his devotees throughout the world.

Fr. Alessandro Ratti will be in the USA from June 6 to 16, and precisely in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. 

Fr. Paolo Floretta will be in Toronto (Canada) from June 8 to 16, while Fr. Mario Conte will be in Australia from June 5 to 16.

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

‘The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.’
Psalm 41:3

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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February 22 - March 3, 2019 St. Anthony’s relics visit Georgia (USA)

Two holy relics of Saint Anthony of Padua will visit the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, March 3. The Bishop of Savannah Gregory Hartmayer OFM Conv. has invited Father Bortolino Maistrello, a friar of the Basilica, to bring two holy and precious relics of Saint Anthony of Padua to his Diocese in Georgia.

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Merry Christmas to all the friends of the great family of St. Anthony from the friars of the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy!

Christmas 2018

Heartfelt wishes to all the friends of the Great Family of Saint Anthony. Through St. Anthony we enter into the deep mystery of Christmas: that small child the Saint holds in his arms is the gift that God makes to “those he loves”.

It is a moving thing to behold this ‘gaze’ of God on all of us, a God who has not come to condemn or frighten us, but to remind us of just how much we are loved, sought after and desired by him.

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