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Holy Relics of St Anthony of Padua From Pontifical Basilica in Padua, Italy
November 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
From 26 October – 2 November 2014, St Anthony will be visiting Northern California in the form of the very relic which Pope Francis venerated fourteen years ago in Argentina.
This relic will be accompanied by Fr Mario Conte, a Franciscan Friar from Padua, Italy where the Saint is buried. According to Fr Mario, who is Editor of the Messenger of St Anthony, “There is nothing superstitious about relics. The real meaning of a relic is love – they are a link of love between the person who venerates and the saint.”
This relic of the Saint’s ‘floating’ rib was also venerated by St Anthony’s fellow Portuguese countrywoman, Sr Lucia of Fatima, when it was taken to her convent, the Monastery of Carmelite nuns at Coimbra, in January 1995. Sr Lucia Santos, who died in 2005, was one of the three children who witnessed a series of appearances of the Virgin Mary in Fatima in 1917.
Saturday, November 1
Our Lady of Peace, Santa Clara
5:00pm and 7:30pm Vigil Masses with veneration
For additional information, please contact Tom Muscatello, NY Office., at 914.263.8841.