There is a curious connection with today’s memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, who is named historically after the place in Italy where he died (in 1231). But he is also claimed by the Portugese, and known, as Saint Anthony of Lisbon, where he was born (in 1195). There has been quite a centuries-long struggle over who ‘owns’ the saint more. Does one belong to one’s birthplace and where one was raised, or to the region where one lived and worked in one’s mature years?
The connection, of course, is that today is also the 102nd anniversary of the second apparition

Praise the Lord

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