Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Saint Anthony’s Chapel
About Saint Anthony’s Chapel:
Dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, the largest collection of relics in the world for public viewing (outside of the Vatican) is here in this small chapel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This chapel has over 5,000 relics from all over the world. It also houses one of two known life-sized Stations of the Cross known to exist in the United States.
Docent-led weekday tours may be pre-arranged by calling 412-999-4401 at least one week in advance of the desired date
There are weekday Masses Monday through Friday and, on Tuesdays, there is also Benediction. Be sure to check the schedule on their website.
There is a gift shop that is open Tues., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Part of the chapel often ovelooked is the The Fr. Suitbert G. Mollinger Museum. This quaint museum houses many artifacts pertaining to Fr. Mollinger’s life as a medical doctor, pharmacist, priest, and wonderworker.
Items of religious and cultural interest housed in the museum include a number of crutches, eyeglasses, and items left by the faithful who claimed cures from their illnesses.
Traveling to the Shrine of the Holy Relics in Pittsburgh:
The Shrine is located on Troy Hill, on the north side of the city, overlooking the Allegheny River.
Address: 1700 Harpster Street, Pittsburgh, Pa
GPS coordinates: 40° 27′ 53.8488” N, 79° 59′ 2.1696” W
Tel: +1 (412) 231-2994.
Click here for the official website of Saint Anthony’s Chapel in Pittsburgh