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Basilica Santuario S.Antonio, Messina
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  • The Basilica Santuario Santa Antonio is located on the site of the former neighborhood said "Avignon". In 1881, in the houses of Avignon, it was inaugurated the first chapel dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus. After the earthquake of 1908, saint Pope Pius X gave a church of the cabin in which Saint Hannibal proclaimed St. Anthony of Padua "benefactor singular and tireless and all our people who are recommended to our prayers." In the night between 26 and 27 April 1919, a mysterious fire destroyed the Church. Santa Maria Hannibal began his apostolate for the poor and needy from March 1978.
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  • The shrine dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, was founded by the devotion of a Saint Annibale Maria di Messina, Canon France. The humble prelate, in fact, he feels a strong call to the priesthood and devoted himself, driven by his zeal in the service of the poor and orphans. His mission took place mainly in Avignon, one of the poorest District of Messina. He birth of the orphanages Antoniani and the Foundation deĺla Congregation of the daughters of Divine Zeal and the Rogationists of the heart of Jesus. He died in 1927, at the age of 76 years. Pope John Paul II, made him blessed in 1990 and Holy in 2004 The present sanctuary, which is located in the "famous" neighborhood Avignon, was begun in 1921, with the laying of the foundation stone and was completed in 1926, and finally consecrated in 1937.
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  • Deep sense of religiosity in pacifica basilica di Sant'Antonio where art and architecture rise in hymn to God. Even this little-known among the beauties of Messina. Let the Holy Spirit should inspire our hearts and that art delights our heart. Excellent
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