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From 18 to 25 January the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”

The "Week of Prayer for Christian Unity" takes place from 18 to 25 January. This year’s theme is based on Luke’s Gospel, “You shall love the Lord your God... and your neighbor as yourself" (Luke 10:27).

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“May the Lord smile on you” in this New Year



What is the wish I have for you from the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua as we begin this New Year?

I find it in the words of the liturgy, "May the Lord smile on you."

It is with this certainty in our hearts that we want to face this difficult, complicated time.

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From 16 to 24 December 
Christmas Novena

  • 6:00pm: Novena Holy Mass

Sunday 17 December 
Blessing of the Nativity Scenes

  • Around 6:45pm: Radial chapels of the Basilica, at the end of the 6:00pm Mass

24 December 
Christmas Eve

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The First Nativity Scene

“The nativity scene reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.” Pope Francis
Dear brothers and sisters, this year we are taking you all to Greccio, to remember the 800 years that have passed since Christmas 1223 when St. Francis set up his Nativity Scene to remember himself and the all world that God is very close to us, that he is real, alive and vibrant.


Click here to watch the video

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St. Anthony in New Orleans- The Saint of Miracles among us.

For the first time two Holy Relics of St. Anthony of Padua will visit the Archdiocese of New Orleans from Saturday, December 2 to Sunday, December 10.

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Take just one side in these conflicts: that of peace

On 18 October, at the end of the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father recalled the conflicts in Palestine and in Ukraine, and invited the faithful and people of all religions to observe, on Friday 27 October, a day of prayer, fasting and penitence for peace in the world.

The Pontifical Basilica of St. Anthony is participating in Pope Francis’ exhortation and his invitation to fasting and prayer.

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