Blessing of Objects

In the Chapel of Blessings, the faithful may have even their personal items or objects of worship blessed. Though some devotees may exaggerate at times in this tradition, the need for concreteness among the faithful that drives them to seek this blessing should not be underestimated. This tradition expresses the importance of perceiving Saint Anthony of Padua as a friend and intercessor with God in life’s many situations of fatigue and illness.