Wednesday, January 31, 2024

World Day of Prayer for the Sick 2024

On February 11th. The Franciscan Friars of the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy will be celebrating World Day of Prayer for the Sick: a time when they particularly pray for all those who are sick and homebound, for their caregivers and health-care professionals. If you or a loved one is sick or suffering please let them help you, let them intercede with Saint Anthony on your behalf by including you and your loved ones in their prayers at a special Mass in Saint Anthony’s Basilica on February 11th, 2024. All are invited to light a virtual candle and write a prayer to Saint Anthony, entrusting to him the people you love most and invoking on them the grace of healing.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

St. Anthony Quote - He Was Humbled In The Womb Of The Virgin

St. Anthony of Padua quote:

 “O Father, in your Truth (that is to say, in your Son, humbled, needy and homeless) you have humbled me. He was humbled in the womb of the Virgin, needy in the manger of the sheep, and homeless on the wood of the Cross. Nothing so humbles the proud sinner as the humility of Jesus Christ’s humanity.”

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Always A Reason For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the day in which families and communities gather together to thank the Lord for the gifts they have received all year long. Sometimes, when overtaken by discouragement, it may seem that we have nothing to be grateful for, but in reality there is always a reason to give thanks. This is why, now more than ever, you are invited to give thanks to the Lord and to St. Anthony for the blessings you have received. Click here to write a special thank you note and the Friars of St. Anthony will lay it on the Tomb of our beloved Saint in his Basilica in Padua, Italy, and pray for you and your intentions. If you would also like a Prayer of Thanksgiving to Saint Anthony, please click here.