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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!

 

CELEBRATIONS CALENDAR

PALM SUNDAY – 28 MARCH

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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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43rd Day for Life: Sunday 7 February – Blessing for the Gift of a Child

On the occasion of the “43rd National Day for Life,” held on Sunday, 7 February at 11:00am (CET) a Holy Mass will be celebrated in our Basilica dedicated to expectant mothers, to couples hoping to receive a child, and also to those who are thanking their beloved Saint because they are now embracing their child. The celebrations will also be live streamed on our web and social media sites.

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

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.

In the Holy Mass we will celebrate in the Basilica we will invoke upon them the blessings of Saint Anthony and God’s grace.

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