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St. Anthony of Padua

The reference to Padua is because of his long residence in that city. He was actually a native of Lisbon, Portugal, where he was born in 1195. Anthony was a profound theologian, a brilliant preacher, and a formidable foe of heresy. To the right is a Bible which symbolizes the knowledge he had of his religion. Along with the intellect and learning of St. Dominic, Anthony also possessed the charity and humility of St. Francis symbolized by a basin and water such as used by Christ at the Last Supper to wash the feet of the Apostles. St. Anthony imitated Christ in that he occupied himself with the humblest tasks. The main picture with the symbol of the Christ Child on an open book is most often associated with St. Anthony as a result of a legend to the effect that he was once seen gazing with rapture on the Holy Child when he was holding Him in his arms.

St. Anne, Mother of Our Blessed Lady

St. Anne and St. Joachim, both of the tribe of Judah of the house of David, are venerated as the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, probably their only child. The symbol of marriage and/or parenthood to the right refers to her motherhood of Mary whose image appears in the center and to the left. Anne is often represented as teaching her little daughter to read the Scriptures. She is the patroness of housewives and of women in labor.

 

St. Stephen's Church
Roman Catholic
St. Stephen's Church
469 Main Street
Phoenix, NY 13135
Phone: (315) 695-4531
Email: ststephenphoenix@syrdio.org

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Secretary:

Confessions:
Monday at 1:00 PM

Sunday Mass:
10:30 AM


Daily Masses:
Monday 8 am St. Stephen's
Tuesday 8 am Holy Trinity
Wednesday 8 am St. Stephen's
Thursday 8 am Holy Trinity
First Fridays 8 am Holy Trinity