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Relics of St Anthony of Padua in London

The Relics of Saint Anthony of Padua have been brought to Ireland and the UK this autumn to mark the 750th Anniversary of their discovery by Saint Bonaventure.  Many thousands of pilgrims have come to pray with them across Ireland, Scotland and many cities in England. This weekend, after visiting Chester, they are arriving in the capital, where they will be at Southwark Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and St Peter's Italian Church in Clerkenwell. (for more details of the schedule see below)

The Relics, which are usually kept at the Basilica in Padua, are being accompanied by the editor of the Messenger of Saint Anthony, Father Mario Conte, together with Greyfriars from Britain and Ireland. To listen to an interview with Fr Mario on Premier Radio, see:

Anthony of Padua, O.F.M. (born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231) also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. Though he died in Padua, Italy, he was born and raised in a wealthy family in Lisbon. Noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching and expert knowledge of scripture, he was the second-fastest canonised saint (after St. Peter of Verona) and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946. He is also the saint of finding things or lost people.



Westminster Cathedral Victoria Street, Cathedral Piazza, London

Tel: 020 7798 9055 6pm Mass



St Peter’s Italian Church 136 Clerkenwell Rd, London

Tel: 020 7837 1528 9:30am Mass 11am Sung Mass 12:30pm Mass

2pm to 6.30pm Veneration 7pm Mass 8.15pm to 10pm Veneration