St. Anthony of Padua is the name by which he is generally known. He was only a young man when he died. Padua was his last home on earth. His relics rest there, honored by thousands every year in the basilica.
The New Book of Remembrance
We invite you to send us the names of your loved ones to be entered in our new Book of Remembrance. This book will be a permanent part of St. Anthony's Shrine at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City. We honor our loved ones as a community of believers, and we will never forget them, just as God remembers them forever.
God hears our cries for help
Tradition tells us that St. Anthony is considered to be a wonder worker. Go to any shrine of St. Anthony and you will see people who seek his intercession. In Padua, there is always the sound of people asking for help at his tomb.
Called to be faithful followers
St. Anthony constantly challenged his listeners to faithfulness: “To say, “Lord, Lord” in the right sense means to believe in our heart; to praise God with our lips, and to bear witness with our deeds. If one of these is lacking, we are not confessing but denying; if our life belies our belief, it counts for nothing to shout God’s praises.”
Caring for the Poor
St. Anthony was gifted with a special vision: he could see Christ in the poor. Since his lifetime, many people have been helped, through his compassion and the compassion he stirs up in those who look to him for a guide.