He is one of the great saints of the Catholic Church, and one of the
beloved--even far beyond Catholics themselves. Untold numbers of
people turn to him, still, when there is loss. And strangely--at least strangely in the usual ways of the
world--those things often quickly turn up. And often they turn up in
the most unexpected--even seemingly miraculous ways. Let the stories begin.
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.). Click here to visit our post about our own visit to the Relics when they passed through our area of California.