I DON’T like driving. Being a very careful and respectful driver, I am always rather tense when I am behind the steering wheel. I therefore only take the car when I must go to places not served by public transport...

March 01 2017 | by

A FEW weeks ago, I was invited to the public presentation of a new book. I was sort of dragged along to the event by one of my fellow friars, not knowing anything about the publication let alone its author...

February 01 2017 | by

THERE IS a place in the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua that is particularly dear to me; this is Fr. Placido Cortese’s confessional...

January 01 2017 | by

PANETTONE is a sweet Italian Christmas cake that dates back to the 15th century...

December 06 2016 | by

I FIRST became acquainted with Dr. Gianfranco Recher after one of the Masses in the Basilica, and we eventually became friends. We used to meet about once a week to talk about spirituality, but also about our work and family matters, as friends do.

November 07 2016 | by

THE NEWS of the sudden death of my dear friend and Franciscan brother Fr. Enzo Poiana, the Rector of the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, was a bolt out of the blue.

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