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

“May the Blessed Virgin,  Health of the Sick and Mother of the Living, be our support and our hope.”
Pope John Paul II

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.

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2019 Christmas celebrations in the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy: live streamed celebrations

This is the schedule of liturgical celebrations during Christmas and the New Year at the Basilica of St Anthony in Padua, Italy, which may be followed live by connecting to our web page. In this way we are bringing St Anthony’s voice directly to the houses of those devotees (in Italy and throughout the world) who cannot come to Padua.


Every Sunday at 11:00 am

24 December – Christmas Eve

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Merry Christmas 2019 to all of Saint Anthony's devotees

When you give presents to the people you love, remember that the giving of gifts is not a human invention. God started it all when he gave us the priceless gift of His Son in order to save humanity.

Jesus did not come to earth as an explorer or a tourist, nor as an educator or an itinerant preacher. Jesus came as a Savior seeking to save ‘the lost’, those who were estranged from God. And we are all lost without God – lost without hope, lost without a future.

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November 29 - December 8, 2019 Saint Anthony's Relics visit The Diocese of San Diego, CA (USA)

From Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 8 two first-class relics will be visiting the Catholic Diocese of San Diego in sunny California in spiritual preparation for the Advent season. Fr. Bortolino Maistrello will bring the reliquaries from the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua to Southern California.

Click here to download the programs.

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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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