Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Images Of St. Anthony - St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church, Washington D.C.

Some of my family and I were visiting Washington D.C. this past week. While visiting we saw many grand and interesting things, but one that I personally enjoyed very much was the beautiful little church where we went to Mass, Holy Comforter St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church. To my great pleasure there was a lovely statue of our beloved St. Anthony. Here is a picture of the statue, in the form of St. Anthony's Bread.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

St. Anthony's Relics Visit California - Ygnacia's Experience

On All Saints Day I had the very great fortune to be able to attend the veneration of St. Anthony relics that were on tour near my home in California. To be in the presence of Saint Anthony's relics was a deeply moving experience for me, a great joy and blessing that I never thought I would be able to experience. God is so good. I was also blessed to meet Franciscan Friar Fr. Mario Conte who brought the relics from the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, and Tom Muscatello of the Vatican Anthonian Association. The following are my pictures of those two relics of our beloved St. Anthony~

The first class relic of St. Anthony - skin from his blessed face is in the glass section of the reliquary, on top of the book held by the statue.

Franciscan Friar Fr. Mario Conte, who took the relic of St. Anthony on this tour of California and Cananda. The basket on the table next to the reliquary holds prayer intentions that Fr. Conte will take back home with him to the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua.

Veneration of the relic of Saint Anthony by one of the many good people that made time to visit the tour.

The other first class relic on tour is a 'floating rib' from our beloved Saint. This is the very same reliquary that was kissed by Sister Lucia of Fatima.

If you have had the good fortune to visit any of the worldwide tours of Saint Anthony's relics, please email us your reflections and experience to post on our blog. May these blessed tours continue~