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“Only saw the Outside”

Saint Anthony of Padua Church
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doors were locked so we couldn’t get in. Would have been nice to see the inside. I recommend calling ahead.

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Attended the Italian Festival for many years, but now the parking is terrible, now charging entry price, food mediocre & very overpriced (both Italian & carnival). The fun is gone! Never again!

Thank dr0gz
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We went to the Italian festival but didn't make it into the Church. Our friends took us to a Sunday mass and it is a magnificent church. There were beautiful stained glass windows and wonderful statues. It is a great place to see and we will be sure to stop in next year when we're attending the Italian festival.

Thank travelingbeachbum00
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church is situated high on a hill overlooking Wilmington. It is a handsome church on the outside and very beautiful on the inside. Next to it is a manse for the priests and nearby is a fine elementary school. Several blocks away is an upper school that is also affiliated with the church. The church became famous in the 1950s when Grace Kelly and her future husband attended services there. The priest who was in part responsible for their meeting and later marrying, Father Francis Tucker, later moved to Monaco where he served as Princess Grace's confessor. Father Tucker attended seminary with the future Pope Pius XII, with whom he remained close friends for the rest of their lives. The church has a celebrated week-long Festa in June each year, ending on St. Anthony's feat day. There is an extensive offering of Italian foods and crafts as well as rides and other things for children and adolescents. The church is an important part of the Wilmington community and contributes substantially to its culture and welfare.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The church is beyond beautiful. The artwork is so beautiful, the statues are beyond imagination I have never seen anything so wonderful. Their Italian Festival has everything Italian. its like visiting Italy. Be sure to set most of the day and evening aside for this beautiful church and festival . You will not be disappointed, the food is out of this world and the people are so helpful.

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