Wednesday, November 28, 2018

St. Anthony Guides Those Who Are Lost

This was a story related to me by a friend who personally experienced it herself. My friend had gone on a pilgrimage tour of Italy over the summer this year including a stop at Padova. There was an elderly Chinese lady on the tour who couldn’t read or speak English. She had bought a souvenir from one of the stores, a folding fan with an image of St. Anthony and the baby Jesus. Then the tour left Padova and the group had stopped at Florence. At one point in Florence, the tour guide had led the group to some stores and the poor elderly lady went missing from the group. Someone noticed that she was missing and volunteered to stay back in case she showed up. The rest of the group went to the main Basilica in Florence for Mass, which was quite a distance away from the shops. After an hour, when the elderly lady didn’t show up at the store, the volunteer had also headed for the Basilica to join the group. Just as Mass started, suddenly the doors opened, and lo...the elderly Chinese lady showed up walking up the aisle to join the Mass on time. 

After Mass, the group asked the elderly lady, how did she find her way to the Basilica? It wasn’t explicitly on the itinerary and she couldn’t read or speak English. How did she find her way to the Basilica which was quite a distance away from the shops? So she explained to my friend in Chinese, that she realized she had parted from the tour group and was afraid as she couldn’t communicate in English or Italian. But she saw a young Asian man standing nearby and approached him thinking he was Chinese. He turned out to be Japanese and didn’t understand what she was saying. She then took out the folding fan with the picture of Saint Anthony which she bought in Padova and showed the young man. For some reason, he understood she was lost, and led her to the main Basilica - why ? she didn’t know.  But as soon as she entered, she saw the tour group and was relieved. Everyone was also happy to see that she had found them - it is true that St. Anthony guides those who are lost. 

Thank you so much N.L. for your great Saint Anthony story. Have a story of your own you would like to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Oh My I Was So Happy

Hello - I lost my rosary and my elderly friend suggested that I pray to Saint Anthony. I prayed for several days, and then I decided to lay down and think about it.  Oh my - I remembered that I had gone to spend time with my sick friend, and looking into one of my bags I found my rosary. Oh my I was so happy. I thanked St. Anthony for helping me. God Bless.

Thank you S.H. for your story of Saint Anthony's help in finding your rosary. Have a St. Anthony story of your own to share? Email it to us and we will post it on our blog~

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nov. 30 - Dec. 9 2018 St. Anthony's Relics To visit Miami, Florida

Fr. Mario Conte, a Friar from the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy, will bring two first-class relics of the beloved Saint Anthony of Padua to the Sunshine State. The relics will visit numerous churches in the diocese’s ecclesiastic territory of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties in South Florida.

Friday, November 30
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
106 SE 1st Drive in Homestead
TEL: 305.247.4405
Holy Mass at 7 PM - Veneration at 4 PM

Saturday, December 1
Saint Agnes Catholic Church
100 Harbor Dr. in Key Biscayne
TEL: 305.361.2351
Holy Mass at 9 AM - Veneration until 1 PM after the Mass

Saturday, December 1
Saint Gregory the Great
200 N. University Dr., Plantation
TEL: 954.473.6261
Holy Masses at 4 PM and 5:30 PM - Veneration after each Mass until 8 PM

Sunday, December 2
Cathedral of Saint Mary
7525 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami
TEL: 305.759.4531
Holy Masses at 8 AM, 10 Am and 12 Noon - Veneration after each Mass

Sunday, December 2
Saint Raymond Church
3475 SW 17th St., Miami
TEL: 305.446.2427
Holy Mass at 6 PM - Veneration begins at 3 PM

Monday, December 3
Saint Mary Magdalen
17775 N. Bay Rd., Sunny Isles Beach
TEL: 305.931.0600
Holy Mass at 8 AM - Veneration until 12 Noon

Monday, December 3
St Mark the Evangelist Church
5601 South Flamingo Rd. in Southwest Ranches
TEL: 954.434.3777
Holy Mass at 7 PM - Veneration after Mass

Tuesday, December 4
Saint Hugh Catholic Church
3460 Royal Rd in Coconut Grove
TEL: 305.444.8363
Holy Mass at 7 PM - Veneration begins at 2 PM

Wednesday, December 5
Our Lady of Guadalupe
11691 NW 25th Street in Doral
TEL: 305.593.6123
Holy Mass at 7:30 PM - Veneration after Mass

Thursday, December 6
Saint Agatha Catholic Church
1111 SW 107th Avenue in Miami
TEL: 395.222.1500
Holy Masses: 7 AM and 8:30 AM - Veneration all morning until 12 Noon

Thursday, December 6
Our Lady of La Vang
123 NW 6th Avenue in Hallandale
TEL: 954.471.2011
Holy Mass at 8:30 PM - Veneration from 3 PM to 10 PM

Friday, December 7
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
100 NE 191st Street in Miami
TEL: 305.652.3624
Holy Mass at 8 AM - Veneration after Mass until 12 Noon

Friday, December 7
Our Lady of Health
Syro-Malabar Church
201 N. University Drive in Coral Springs
TEL: 954.227.6985
Holy Mass at 7 PM - Veneration after Mass until 10 PM

Saturday, December 8
San Pablo Catholic Church
550 122nd St., in Marathon
TEL: 305.289.0636
Saturday Vigil Mass at 5 PM - Veneration beginning at 3 PM

Sunday, December 9
San Pablo Catholic Church
550 122nd St., in Marathon
TEL: 305.289.0636
Holy Masses at 8 AM and 11 AM (English) and 1:30 PM (Spanish) - Veneration after each Mass.

For updated info contact Tom Muscatello by email or via phone: 914.263.8841

Thursday, November 1, 2018

2018 All Souls Day Memorial Mass at St. Anthony's Basilica

On November 2nd. there will be a Holy Mass at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy, for all of St. Anthony's devotees who are no longer with us. The Franciscan Friars will be praying for them, but also for those who grieve them. If you wish your dear departed to be remembered during the Holy Mass, please click here to send in their names.