With prayers on their lips and faith and hope in their hearts, parishioners of St. Sebastian’s parish, Woodside, came to their church by the hundreds on June 14 to venerate two relics of St. Anthony of Padua.
“He is the most reliable saint,” came out of my mouth in a discussion about St. Anthony of Padua. My friend, Angela, glared at me. I realized that she took my statement as a discredit to the many other great saints.
The Franciscan Friars will mark the 750th anniversary of the discovery of the relics of St. Anthony of Padua, Italy, by Saint Bonaventure in 1263 by visiting Brooklyn next month with a relic of St. Anthony. Schedule: Saturday, Dec. 7 Most Precious Blood Church, Bath Beach Veneration at 4 p.m.; Vigil Mass at […]
by Walter Douglas Ollivierre Jr. The Rosary is one of the most sacred prayers that a Catholic can pray. It brings one closer to Jesus and brings peace to the mind and body. Not many things can match the spiritual power found in a person clutching the beads and calling out the Lord’s Prayer. As […]
Last week, we reported that St. Anthony of Padua has once again been chosen as our favorite saint. In a poll of several hundred Tablet readers, the preacher from Italy who is known to help people find lost items was the top vote-getter, garnering one in every five nods. While St. Anthony was the clear […]
After several hundred ballots, it’s official: St. Anthony of Padua is still our favorite saint. Fourteen years ago, we took a poll of our readership and discovered that St. Anthony was No. 1 among prayer recipients from our diocese. This year, we thought things might have changed, since there are so many more saints from […]
During this Year of Faith, here is an event you don’t want to miss: David Haas, composer of contemporary Catholic liturgical music, including “Blest Are They,” “We Have Been Told,” “We Are Called” and “We Will Rise Again,” will be in concert in the Brooklyn Diocese at Holy Child Jesus parish, Richmond Hill. Haas will […]