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St Anthony of Padua

Prayer to God and solidarity with the poor are inseparable, says pope

“Time devoted to prayer can never become an alibi for neglecting our neighbour in need,” says Pope Francis.


Archbishop laments loss of respect for life

At a Mass to celebrate the visit of the relics of St Anthony, Archbishop Martin criticised “unscrupulous people” who feel that “their financial supremacy can authorise them to take life through violence and exploitation”.


Tribute to Irish nun who lived out vocation in Lourdes

Bishop John Buckley led mourners at the funeral Mass of Sr Thérèse Marie O’Connell who spent fifty-seven years as a Poor Clare at the French shrine.


Mass to be streamed live for St Anthony’s feast day

Hundreds of thousands of devotees of popular Italian saint invited to participate in feast day devotions via a live internet broadcast of Mass from the Basilica in Padua on 13 June.


Concern over planned removal of Fr Matthew statue

Author and former alcoholic “saddened” by decision to move statue of sobriety priest from Dublin's O'Connell Street.


250,000 venerated St Anthony’s relics in Ireland and UK

Franciscan delighted by huge numbers who felt Anthony to be a presence in their lives.


Relics of St Anthony to visit Ireland and the UK

Relics will visit Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast between 17 and 24 October.

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