The Relics of St. Anthony of Padua, one of the most popular Saints, will visit
Wexford, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast between 17 and 24
Padua-based Franciscan Conventual friar, Fr Mario Conte, announced on Tuesday that the relic tour would take in
Dublin, Wexford, Cork,
Limerick, Galway and Belfast in Ireland between
17 and 24 October.
Fr Conte, who is editor of The Messenger of St Anthony magazine, will accompany the two relics – a small piece of petrified flesh and layers of cheek skin of the Saint on their journey around
Ireland and the UK.
A number of Irish bishops will participate in hosting ceremonies relating to the relics.
The Relics of St. Anthony of Padua will arrive in
Dublin on 17
October at the parish of the Franciscan Conventual friars in Fairview
in Dublin, and the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop
Charles Brown and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin will lead a ceremony of welcome and Mass.
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