Fr. Mario Conte is from Padua, Italy. He is a Franciscan Friar who travels the world with St. Anthony – well with some of St. Anthony’s remains. What I learned from Fr. Mario gave me a new appreciation for “saints relics”. He says that he has found that people have a need to “touch” what they love. And so by bringing some remains of this Saint to cities around the world he gives people the opportunity to do just that.
Fr. Mario also informed me that St. Anthony is also very much loved by Hindus in India.
Interview w Fr. Mario Conte