St. Anthony of Padua is one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints. St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles, was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher. He’s typically portrayed holding the child Jesus—or a lily—or a book—or all three—in his arms. St. Anthony of Padua’s life is what every Christian’s life is meant to be; a steady courage to face the ups and downs of life, the call to love and forgive, to be concerned for the needs of others, to deal with crisis great and small, and to have our feet solidly on the ground of total trusting love and dependence on God. St. Anthony is beloved throughout the world and is responsive to all people and all needs. His intercessory powers before our God are awesome.


″St. Antony’s Shrine, Uvari, is a Tuticorin Diocese Pilgrim Centre. It has been accepted that through the intercession of St. Antony, many get relief from their sickness and all kinds of bonages. may we honour more and more St. Antony of Padua in Uvari and receive God’s abundant blessings through his Powerful Intercession.″

Rev. Dr. A. Stephen, Bishop of Tuticorin