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The First Nativity Scene

“The nativity scene reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.” Pope Francis
Dear brothers and sisters, this year we are taking you all to Greccio, to remember the 800 years that have passed since Christmas 1223 when St. Francis set up his Nativity Scene to remember himself and the all world that God is very close to us, that he is real, alive and vibrant.


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St. Anthony in New Orleans- The Saint of Miracles among us.

For the first time two Holy Relics of St. Anthony of Padua will visit the Archdiocese of New Orleans from Saturday, December 2 to Sunday, December 10.

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Take just one side in these conflicts: that of peace

On 18 October, at the end of the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father recalled the conflicts in Palestine and in Ukraine, and invited the faithful and people of all religions to observe, on Friday 27 October, a day of prayer, fasting and penitence for peace in the world.

The Pontifical Basilica of St. Anthony is participating in Pope Francis’ exhortation and his invitation to fasting and prayer.

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2023 WYD: Padua and Lisbon united by a distinguished relic of St. Anthony

The 2023 Lisbon WYD, scheduled for August 1-6, is now just around the corner. On July 27, a first group of young people and friars left the Basilica of Saint Anthony by bus bound for the birthplace of St. Anthony. There they will participate, along with hundreds of thousands of their peers, in the great event of the summer of 2023, in the presence of Pope Francis.

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Resurrection means to live in peace as brothers: these are the 2023 Easter wishes of the friars of the Basilica

After having shared with Jesus the days of His passion and death, let us welcome in our hearts and in our lives the great proclamation of the Resurrection…

In a world that seems to have lost so many certainties, the Resurrection means to live in peace as brothers. In a world that tries to take refuge in small earthly hopes, which is content with fleeting moments of happiness that leave dissatisfaction and sadness inside our hearts, it implies the certainty of a Presence that can transform our lives and make us the protagonists of a love story.

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St. Anthony’s Charities donated over 3 million 800 thousand euros in 2022 for 106 projects in over 40 countries

106 projects on 4 continents for a total of 3 million and 812,550 euros distributed in over 40 countries. These are the macro data of the 2022 Report of St. Anthony’s Charities, the operational arm of the solidarity of the friars of the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua.

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