Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor – June 13th
St Anthony of Padua (d. 1231, Padua, Italy) (Relics: Padua, Italy)
First Class Relics
Basilica di Sant’Antonio da Padova
(Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua)
Piazza del Santo 11
35123 Padova, Italy
*The tomb of St Anthony of Padua rests within a chapel on the left side of the nave. His tomb was opened in 1981 and contains the bones of the saint.
*Within the apse of the church is the Treasury Chapel. This chapel contains three niches. The central niche preserves three important relics of St Anthony of Padua. These include his lower jaw, his incorrupt tongue, and cartilage from his larynx. All three of these relics are used in speech and reflect the saint’s great ability as a preacher.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi (Saint Anthony of the Portuguese)
Via dei Portoghesi 2
*This church is northeast of Piazza Navona. It is dedicated to St Anthony of Padua.
*The altarpiece within the main sanctuary depicts St Anthony with the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Christ Child.
Sant’Antonio da Padova (Saint Anthony of Padua)
Via Merulana 124
*This church is near the Basilica of St John Lateran. It is dedicated to St Anthony of Padua.
Santi Apostoli (Holy Apostles)
Piazza dei Santi Apostoli 51
*This church is just east of Piazza Venezia.
*The third chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St Anthony of Padua.
*Relics of St Philip and St James the Less also rest within the confessio.
Santa Maria in Aracoeli (Our Lady in Aracoeli)
Piazza del Campidoglio 4
*This church is on top of the Capitoline Hill.
*The third chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to St Anthony of Padua. The fresco in this chapel was completed by Benozzo Gozzoli in the 15th century.
Santa Maria della Concezione
(Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)
Via Veneto 27
*This church is just north of the Barberini metro stop.
*The fifth chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St Anthony of Padua. The altarpiece, completed by Andrea Sacchi, depicts St Anthony raising a dead man.