Published on 18 October 2018

November 4-11, 2018 Saint Anthony's Relics visit Nova Scotia (Canada)

This coming November from 4 to 11, Fr. Alessandro Ratti, a friar from the Basilica in Padua, will bring two precious relics of Saint Anthony of Padua to the diocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

This coming November from 4 to 11 two holy relics of Saint Anthony of Padua will visit the diocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. Father Alessandro Ratti, a friar from the Basilica in Padua, will bring two firstclass relics of the beloved Saint to Nova Scotia.
The relics will visit churches in Amherst, Antigonish, Berwick, Bridgewater, Dartmouth, Enfield, Halifax and Truro

Father Alessandro Ratti will travel with two precious reliquaries. One reliquary contains layers of skin from St Anthony’s cheek, and the 2nd reliquary contains a fragment of one of the Saint’s Floating Ribs. The Floating Rib relic has special meaning because it was received in the Cathedral of Buenos Aires by the then-Archbishop Jorge Maria Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) in the year 2000. This same relic was also venerated by Sister Lucia of Fatima in her convent in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1995, for the 800th anniversary of Saint Anthony’s birth.

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Dates and hours of Masses and Veneration are as follows.

Sunday, November 4
Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, 5221 Spring Garden Rd in Halifax
Mass times: 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 5 PM - Veneration all day

Monday, November 5
Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church, 253 Highway # 2 in Enfield
Veneration 9 AM to 1:30 PM - Holy Mass at 12 Noon

Monday, November 5
Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 122 Mill St., Berwick
Veneration begins 5 - PM. Holy Mass 7 PM

Tuesday, November 6
Saint Anthony’s Church, 26 Courtney Rd. in Dartmouth
Veneration 8 AM to 11 AM - Mass at 9 AM

Tuesday, November 6
Saint Peter Parish, 10 Maple St. in Dartmouth
Mass at 12 Noon followed by Veneration

Tuesday, November 6
Saint Vincent de Paul, 320 Flying Cloud Drive in Dartmouth
Veneration begins at 5 PM - Holy Mass at 6:30 PM

Wednesday November 7
Holy Family Parish, 63 Church St. in Amherst
Veneration from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Mass at 12 Noon

Wednesday, November 7
Immaculate Conception Parish, 669 Prince St. in Truro
Veneration begins at 4 PM - Mass at 7 PM

Thursday, November 8
Saint Theresa’s Parish, 6351 North St. in Halifax
Mass at 9 AM - Veneration until 10 AM

Thursday, November 8
Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, 6476 Bayers Rd. in Halifax
Veneration from 11 AM to 1 PM

Thursday, November 8
Saint Joseph Church, 123 Pleasant St. in Bridgewater
Veneration begins at 4 PM - Mass at 7 PM.

Friday, November 9
Saint John the Baptist. 26 Purcells Cove Rd in Halifax
Veneration 8 AM to 10:30 AM - Holy Mass at 9 AM

Friday, November 9
Saint Agnes Parish, 6903 Mumford Road in Halifax
Mass at 12:10 PM - Veneration from 12:30 PM to 4 PM

Friday, November 9
Saint Michael’s Parish, 14 St. Michael Ave. in Halifax
Veneration 5:30 PM followed by Mass at 7 PM

Saturday, November 10
Saint Ninian Cathedral Parish, 121 St. Ninian St. in Antigonish
Veneration from 1 PM to 6:30 PM - Holy Vigil Mass at 4 PM

Sunday, November 11
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 3844 Joseph Howe Drive in Halifax
Veneration from 10:30 AM to 1 PM - Holy Mass at 11 AM

For more information contact Tom Muscatello: 914.263.8841 (email: