Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Virtual Tour Of Saint Anthony’s Basilica In Padua

Not able at this time to make a pilgrimage to Padua, Italy, and tour of the Basilica of Saint Anthony?? Us either - so here instead is a virtual tour of the Basilica and courtyards. By moving your mouse over the map you will activate various links, with many interesting articles included. Click the links and they will illustrate with texts and photos the area selected.
Click here to start your virtual pilgrimage - we hope you enjoy it, and that perhaps a number of you may make it there in person some day~

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 Visit Of St. Anthony's Relics To Canada & California

Saint Anthony's relics are to visit Alberta (Canada) October 18-23 and San Francisco, (U.S.A.) October 26 - November 2 2014. After repeated requests, we are pleased to inform you that two relics of St. Anthony will again touch Northern America – this time some areas along the western part of the continent that have not yet been covered in the previous visits. The two precious relics of our Saint are being brought by a Franciscan Friar from the Basilica of St. Antony in Padua. One of these reliquaries contains the Saint’s floating rib. This is the very same reliquary that was kissed by Sister Lucia of Fatima when it was taken to the nuns at the Monastery of Carmelite sisters in Coimbra, Portugal, in January 1995, during the commemorations for the 800th anniversary of St. Athony’s birth. The Eucharistic and Veneration Services will be celebrated as follows in Alberta (Canada) and San Francisco, CA (U.S.A.).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Prayer To St. Anthony For Those Who Are Lost On The Way

Good Saint Anthony, you have always reached out with compassion and concern to those who have lost or who have never had any faith. We ask you to please intercede for (name) who has never had the Faith, or who has stopped practicing it. Though your efficacious prayers, may (name) have awaken in their heart a great love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, His Church, and the Holy Sacraments.
Please also, St. Anthony, help me to respond to my own call to continuing conversion, so that I may become an example of one who has found great peace in the arms of Christ. May the joy I experience as a Catholic be an invitation to those who are lost to come home with love to Holy Mother Church. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be