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“Your Son Lives!” - Sunday, April 11, Holy Mass dedicated to all those who have lost a son or a daughter

It has been called “Your Son Lives!” and consists in a Solemn Holy Mass dedicated to all those who have lost a daughter or a son – the greatest suffering for any parent. This Holy Mass, presided over by the Rector, Fr. Oliviero Svanera, is celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua on Sunday, April 11, at 11:00 am (CET), and will be livestreamed on our web and social sites.

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Easter Season with Saint Anthony

How important is sunlight in our life and in the life of our planet with all its creatures?

As we know plants produce all the substances necessary for them to grow, to flower and bear fruit thanks to sunlight. The light of the sun, however, is not only essential for plants, it is also essential for every living being and for the water cycle – from evaporation to rain. Light also dispels darkness, it allows us to see: it is energy, warmth and life.

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2021 Holy Week and Easter in the Basilica

The Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua is preparing itself for a second Easter lockdown in compliance with the government guidelines in force from 15 March for the containment of Covid-19

Below are the times of the liturgies celebrated in the Basilica livestreamed on our web and social sites (technical indications in the footnotes)*

The Community of the Friars of the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua wishes you a joyful and holy Easter!




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Lent in the Basilica of St Anthony 2021

Pope Francis has addressed the following message to all Christians on the occasion of the 2021 Lent season, a time of conversion and penitence in preparation for Easter: 

“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18)
Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

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Wednesday 17 February – beginning of Lent

February 17 – Ash Wednesday – marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period which prepares us for the Easter festival. This Lenten period is an invitation to conversion, penitence and prayer.

This year the ancient Ashes liturgy will undergo some changes laid out by the Vatican through the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Here they are one by one:

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Feast of the Translation of the Saint’s relics: on Sunday 14 February we celebrate the discovery of Saint Anthony’s Incorrupt Tongue which took place 758 years ago

The Feast of the Translation of the Relic of the Saint, commonly called “The Feast of the Tongue”, which will be held on Sunday 14 February in our Basilica recalls an event which occurred 758 years ago in St. Anthony’s most holy site: the chapel which guarded our beloved Anthony’s mortal remains.

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