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The Companions of St. Anthony is a ministry of the St. Anthony of Padua Province of the Conventual Franciscan Friars. 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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Fr. James McCurry, Minister Provincial of the St. Anthony of Padua province, reminisces about Blessed Pope John Paul II and the times he met him.
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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.
Fr. Joachim Giermek, OFM Conv., former Minister General of the Conventual Franciscans (and 118th successor to St. Francis!) recently sat down with us to talk about Pope Francis. Here is the first of a multi-part reflection on the exciting pontificate of Pope Francis!