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The Companions of St. Anthony is a ministry of the Our Lady of the Angels Province of Franciscan Friars Conventual. We are the friars and their friends, who share a common bond inspired by the life and values of St. Anthony of Padua.

Together we give glory to God through living the values which were so dear to St. Anthony: Love for the Eucharist; knowledge of Scripture; reconciliation and penance as part of the Christian journey; prayer; devotion to Mary, the Mother of God; and opportunities for Christian giving


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Companions of St. Anthony prayer books made with exquisite gold-leaf covers and large print are available to order online!

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta: A Franciscan at Heart!

This and more in the latest St. Anthony Companion
Available online now (Click Here)!

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Fr. Richard-Jacob Forcier, the Spiritual Guardian of the Companions of St. Anthony, blesses cloth to the major relic of St. Anthony to make new 3rd Class relics. The major relic, located at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, Maryland, was a gift from the Friars at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, Italy, on the 800th anniversary of St. Anthony's birth in 1995. The blessed cloth will be cut into small squares and affixed to medals of St. Anthony. These relics can be acquired by writing to or by calling the office at 410-531-9200.