MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- A relic of St. Anthony of Padua, one of Christianity's most beloved saints, is coming to Westchester County when it is displayed in St. Ursula's Church in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, June 11.
Coinciding with the week of St. Anthony's Feast Day, which is celebrated on June 13, St. Ursula's will hold a veneration of the relic at 5 p.m., followed by a mass at 7 p.m.
St. Anthony was a 13th century Catholic priest who became one of the closest followers of St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order. St. Francis entrusted St. Anthony with teaching new members of the Franciscan Order towards the end of his life.
St. Anthony is known as the saint of finding things or lost people.
Fore more details regarding the relic and the service, call Tom with the Anthonian Association at (914) 263-8841.
St. Ursula's Church is located at 214 East Lincoln Ave. in Mount Vernon.