Celebrating St Anthony of Padua differently with the Migrant community

Celebrating St Anthony of Padua differently with the Migrant community

Celebrating St Anthony of Padua differently with the Migrant community
By: Latin Patriarchal Vicariate for Migrants and Asylum Seekers Published: 20/06/2022

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On June 13th, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem marked the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua. If most of the faithful celebrate by attending a Solemn Mass and sharing time together afterward, the Vicariate for Migrants and Asylum Seekers, and more specifically the Indian Chaplaincy, did things differently, turning their celebration into a truly festive night.

After a novena of prayer to prepare for the feast, the Malayalam-speaking Indians of the Holy Land indeed turned the south of Tel Aviv into a real festive scene on Friday evening, June 17th. Besides the actual Eucharistic celebration in the church "Our Lady Woman of Valor", the feast included a large solemn procession from the nearby St. Joseph pastoral center, a thanksgiving with the crowning of all community members who are particularly committed to the parish and involved in voluntary work, and, following the Eucharistic celebration, a large procession through the south of Tel Aviv. And in no case could the midnight feast for all be missing at the end!