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October 26 - November 3, 2019 Saint Anthony's Relics visit The Diocese of Victoria, Canada

The tour begins on Saturday, October 26 and ends on Sunday, November 3. 
Father Mario Conte OFM Conv. will bring two first-class relics of our beloved Saint Anthony of Padua to The Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in the Canadian Province of British Columbia, in Western Canada. The tour will cover areas of the city of Victoria, Greater Victoria, and the regions of Courtenay and Campbell River, Cowichan Valley and Duncan, and Nanaimo and Parksville. 

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October 4, 2019, St. Francis Feast Day

Fr. Mario Conte recounts the well-known episode of the Wolf of Gubbio, where St. Francis, with his great love for all creatures, shows us how the essential condition for peace is forgiveness.

Special thanks to Kira (the wolf), Michela Meggiolaro and Alberto Holzmann her trainers.
Kira was in no way harmed or abused during the filming.

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The Anthonian Association moves to Chicago!

Exciting things are happening at the Anthonian Association, and we want to share some important news with you. We moved!

In order to better serve you and to expedite delivery of our monthly magazine the Messenger of St Anthony, beginning August 1st, 2019 the Anthonian Association moved from Mount St Francis, Indiana to 6107 N. Kenmore Ave, Ste. 5, Chicago IL 60660. At our new location in Chicago, Illinois, the Anthonian Association’s telephone numbers (812.923.6356) and email address ( remain the same.

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August 22 - September 1, 2019 Saint Anthony's Relics visit Massachusetts (USA)

The tour begins on Thursday, August 22 and ends on Sunday, September 1. 
Father Alessandro Ratti OFM Conv. will bring two first-class relics of our beloved Saint Anthony of Padua to the Centennial Feast Days in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts from August 22 to 25. 

From August 26 to August 31, the relics will travel to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. 
On Sunday, September 1, the tour will end at The Shrine of Saint Anthony in Boston proper, on Arch Street.

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June 2019: Saint Anthony's Relics visit USA, Canada and Australia

This June three friars from the Basilica will take first-class relics of St Anthony to his devotees throughout the world.

Fr. Alessandro Ratti will be in the USA from June 6 to 16, and precisely in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. 

Fr. Paolo Floretta will be in Toronto (Canada) from June 8 to 16, while Fr. Mario Conte will be in Australia from June 5 to 16.

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Celebrate Easter with the friars of the Basilica of Saint Anthony!

This year Easter is further enlightened by our beloved Pope Francis’ letter to the Youth of the World that he delivered at the end of the Synod of Bishops.

Highlighting the problems, the difficulties, the contradictions we are experiencing, he wrote:

"I remind you of the good news that was given to us on the morning of the Resurrection: that in all the dark and painful situations we experience there is always a way out ... Don't let hope and joy be stolen from you".

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