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Updates on guided tours of the basilica

From 1 October 2017 there are changes in bookings procedure and in access to guided tours for groups in the Basilica of Saint Anthony.

There are two main changes: groups of over 10 people will be obliged to book their guided tours of the Basilica through an online form; moreover, during the visit, they will have to use audio guides with earphones; these may be booked at the Information Office should the group be without them.

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Saint Anthony’s October visit to Boston

Two relics of Saint Anthony from the Basilica in Padua will be brought to the Boston area in Massachusetts by Fr. Mario Conte from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October.

One of the reliquaries contains the Saint’s ‘floating rib’, and was venerated by both Pope Francis, when he was Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, and by Sister Lucy, one of the three seers of Fatima, when it was taken to her convent, the Monastery of Carmelite nuns at Coimbra, in January 1995. The reliquary, therefore, has special meaning this year as we celebrate the centenary of the Fatima apparitions.

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Happy Feast of Saint Anthony!

The Feast of Saint Anthony, the Saint the world loves, has finally arrived!

On Tuesday 13th June the Basilica will be open from 5.30 am to 10.30 pm. The Holy Masses will be celebrated at: 6.00 am – 7.00 am – 8.00 am – 9.00 am – 10.00 am – 11.00 am – 12.15 am – 3.30 pm– 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – 9 pm.00

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June 2017: Saint Anthony's Relics visit the USA, Canada and Australia

As usual, friars from the Basilica of Saint Anthony will leave Padua this June to take relics of our Saint to his devotees around the world: three of them will take some of St. Anthony’s relics to the United States (June, 9 to 18), Canada (June, 9 to 18) and Australia (June, 6 to 21).

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

As Easter approaches and with it the promise of new hope in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I wish you and your loved ones the peace and joy of Saint Anthony’s love.

May his warm embrace hold you and keep you, now and forever.

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January 27, 2017 - Holocaust Memorial Day: Fr. Placido Cortese, Righteous Among the Nations

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on the 27th of January each year. On this day we should learn the lessons of the past and recognize that a genocide does not just take place on its own, but is a steady and degenerative process which begins whendiscrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented.

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