Fair warning: if you’re a fan and believer in religious relics, you might want to skip this week’s blog post. I’m dedicated to sharing the full gamut of my Italian life and I’d be remiss if I didn’t address this topic since it’s impossible to avoid it while marveling at the majesty and ingenuity of Italian churches. For me, this practice of putting saints’ body parts on display is a bit unsettling.
A visit to the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padova and a viewing of “pieces” of the saint.
Yes, pieces of the saint. The main attraction? St. Anthony’s tongue.
During a recent visit to Padova with my sister and brother-in-law, I was introduced to the relics of St. Anthony.