Lent 2022

Ash Wednesday, the Pope’s Lenten message for 2022

The great family of Saint Anthony, present in every corner of the world, in response to Pope Francis' invitation, unites in prayer and fasting for peace on Wednesday, March 2 – Ash Wednesday. We will unite with the people of Ukraine and with all those who are suffering from violence and war.


Today, Wednesday March 2, with the Rite of Blessing and Imposition of the Ashes, the Lenten period begins. This is the period when Christians are called upon to renew their lives.

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2022 Lent in St. Anthony’s Basilica, Padua

On March 2, Ash Wednesday, the Lenten season begins. Below you will find the program of the celebrations and moments of spirituality to be held at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua.



In all the Masses it will be possible to receive the rite of Blessing and Distribution of Ashes.

The 6.00 pm (CET) celebration in Italian will be live streamed (see below for details).


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