It is great to be Catholic. And fun too!
The Italian site of ZENIT informs us that on 8 April we celebrate the 750th anniversary of the finding of the incorrupt tongue of St. Anthony of Padua!
YES! It is!
On 8 April 1263, during the first recognitio of the mortal remains of St. Anthony, the brothers found, “con stupore”!, the saint’s intact tongue amidst the fragments of his body.
The tongue of the saint has been venerate ever since.
The site of the Basilica in Padua. HERE
I wonder what I’ll have for lunch on Monday…. hmmm….
In any event, I remember the huge stir in Italy some years ago when the relics of St. Anthony were stolen. Some similar thing happened in California a couple years back when a reliquary of St. Anthony was boosted from a church.
To which saint does St. Anthony pray, I wonder, to get himself back when he is lost?
In any event, happy endings in both cases. The reliquaries were recovered.