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thank you very much.

Rosemary
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From: "McMichael, Steven J." <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [M-R] saints of the day 13. June


> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
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> Some say that Lilies are associated with Saint Anthony to highlight his
> purity (virginity) as we also find with saints like Catherine of Siena.
>
>
>
> From Anthony of Padua: Saint of the People: His Life, Legends, and Popular
> Devotions, edited by Jack Wintz, OFM  (Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger
> Press, 2005):
>
> "The expression of piety is believed to have it roots in 18th Century 
> France
> following the French Revolution. The Franciscans had been expelled from
> Corsica and the church abandoned. Yet people came to the church for an
> annual observance of the feast of Saint Anthony on June 13. One year, some
> months after Anthony's feast, a man wandered into the church and found
> lilies from the celebration still fresh
>
> The custom of blessing lilies is another of those approved by Pope Leo 
> XIII.
> The prayer of blessing asks for the grace to preserve chastity, peace and
> protection against the evil one."
>
>
>
> I saw a statue in New Albany, Indiana, that showed Anthony with three of 
> his
> main symbols (usually he had only one): he was holding a book (study of
> Scripture and preaching), the child Jesus (devotion to the Incarnation), 
> and
> the lilies.
>
>
>
> Steven J. McMichael, OFM Conv.
>
>
>  _____
>
> From: Rosemary Hayes-Milligan and Andrew Milligan
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> Sent: Thu 6/14/2007 4:43 AM
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> Subject: Re: [M-R] saints of the day 13. June
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> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
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> do we know (apart from general purity) why Anthony is associated with
> lilies?  we had a rather sweet ceremony at Mass yesterday where the priest
> blessed some lilies that, I assume, were to be put before his statue.
>
> Rosemary Hayes
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> From: "John Dillon" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 6:16 AM
> Subject: [M-R] saints of the day 13. June
>
>
>> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>>
>> Yesterday (13. June) was the feast day of:
>> > 3)  Anthony of Padua (d. 1231).  A. belonged to a noble family of
>> > Lisbon.  An Augustinian canon at that city's monastery of St. Vincent,
>> > he studied in Lisbon and in Coimbra and was ordained priest before
>> > transferring in about 1220 to the Franciscans.  Upon entering his new
>> > order A. took the the saint's name by which he is known (previously he
>> > had been called Fernando or something similar).  An exceptionally
>> > effective preacher, A. was first sent as a missionary to Morocco but
>> > soon returned to Europe on account of poor health.  He preached against
>> > heresy in Milan and in southern France and in 1227 was appointed
>> > provincial for much of northern Italy, with his seat in Padua.  Soon 
>> > was
>
>> > lector for the Franciscans at Bologna as well.
>>
>> Worn out by his efforts, A. resigned his offices in 1230.  In 1231,
>> shortly before his death at the age of thirty-six, he was preaching to
>> great crowds at Padua.  A.'s cult was immediate.  He was canonized in 
>> 1232
>
>> and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1946.
>>
>> The polyglot home page of Padua's Basilica del Santo (i.e. of A.) is here
>> (the virtual tour is informative but the illustrations are a bit on the
>> small side):
>> http://www.basilicadelsanto.org/ <http://www.basilicadelsanto.org/>
>> Exterior views:
>> http://tinyurl.com/ysanaa <http://tinyurl.com/ysanaa>
>> http://tinyurl.com/yobdbm <http://tinyurl.com/yobdbm>
>> http://tinyurl.com/3x78o8 <http://tinyurl.com/3x78o8>
>> High altar (not awfully good views):
>> http://www.cbft.unipd.it/pdtour/pdpict/altare.jpg
> <http://www.cbft.unipd.it/pdtour/pdpict/altare.jpg>
>> http://tinyurl.com/ywhpy6 <http://tinyurl.com/ywhpy6>
>>
>> Best,
>> John Dillon
>> (Cetheus/Peregrinus lightly revised from last year's post)
>>
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