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Relics of St. Anthony of Padua coming to Boston area in Oct.


Women venerate a relic of St. Anthony of Padua at the co-cathedral of Houston in 2016. The relics will be brought to several churches in the Archdiocese of Boston in October. CNS file photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald

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BRAINTREE -- Two relics of St. Anthony of Padua will be coming to the Greater Boston area in October, where they will be available for veneration at a number of locations in the Archdiocese of Boston from Oct. 6 to Oct. 15.

The relics, traveling from the saint's basilica in Padua, Italy, will be brought to the area by Father Mario Conte, executive director of the English edition of the Messenger of Saint Anthony magazine, and who has traveled with relics of the saint across the world since 1995.

One of the reliquaries that will visit the Boston area contains the saint's 'floating rib,' and was venerated by both Pope Francis when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires and by Sister Lucia, one of the three seers of Fatima, when it was taken to her convent, the Monastery of Carmelite nuns at Coimbra, in Jan. 1995.

Locations where the public may view the relics are:

Friday, Oct. 6

Cathedral of the Holy Cross, South Boston. Veneration from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Masses at 9 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Monastery of St. Clare, Andover. Veneration from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

St. Augustine Parish, Andover. Veneration from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a Mass at 4 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Sacred Heart Church, Lynn. Veneration until 9:45 a.m. following a Mass at 7 a.m.

St. Mary Parish, Lynn. Veneration in between Masses at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 9

Monastery of St. Clare, Jamaica Plain. Veneration from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

St. Anthony Church, Lowell. Veneration beginning at 1 p.m. with a Mass at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

St. Anthony Shrine, Boston. Veneration from 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. with a Mass at 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Holliston. Veneration beginning at 3 p.m. with a Mass at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 12

St. Anthony Parish, Cambridge. Veneration beginning at 12 p.m. with a Mass at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 13

Sacred Heart Parish, East Boston. Veneration all afternoon with Masses at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14

St. Ann Parish, Dorchester. Veneration from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Mass at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15

St. Anthony Parish, Cohasset. Veneration all day with Masses at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 5 p.m.

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