Friday, June 12, 2015

Reflections On St. Anthony – Day 13, World’s Greatest Saint

Thank you for joining in for the thirteenth of 13 days of reflections in preparation for the Feast of St. Anthony, filmed on location at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy. For our last meditation today’s theme is St. Anthony, the world’s greatest saint. We are in the Basilica, at the back of the Saint’s Tomb: thousands of people every day touch this stone as they say their prayers to St. Anthony. Almost four million people come every year to Padua to visit his tomb. That’s probably why St. Anthony is lovingly called the World’s greatest saint, but Fr. Mario is sure the Saint would reject that title, believing others to be holier than himself.