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The Shrine of St. Anthony

The Shrine of St. Anthony

12290 Folly Quarter Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

The Shrine of St. Anthony is a medium-sized church located in Ellicott City, MD. Our church is Catholic.

What to Expect at The Shrine of St. Anthony


Conventual Franciscan Friars

Service Times:

Sunday-Saturday Daily Mass 12:00pm Noon
1st Friday of the month Healing Mass 7:30pm
3rd and Last Sunday of the month 12:00pm

Service Details

  • Formal and informal attire most common
  • Blend of traditional and contemporary worship style
  • Communion
  • Location: Howard County

Ministries and Programs

  • Information not available

Additional Info About Our Church

Construction on the Shrine building began in 1930 and was completed in 1931. Fr. Benedict Przemielewski, a friar known to have exquisite taste and a solid knowledge of the history of architecture designed the building. Fr. Benedict visualized the new friary as a miniature Sacro Convento of Assisi, the friary in Italy where St. Francis is buried. For its actual location Fr. Benedict selected the slope of a hill commanding the plain, smaller by far, but somewhat similar to that of Assisi. Originally built to be the Novitiate for the St. Anthony of Padua province, the building was put under the patronage of St. Joseph Cupertino, the Conventual Franciscan friar who is the patron saint of students with difficulty.

The material used for the building was Beaver Dam marble quarried in Cockeysville, Maryland. It was smooth sawed and in random ashlar of about 4 inches and 8 inches, with granite for backing and simple stone trim to bring out its beauty. The reason Beaver Dam marble was selected was for its beauty of texture, and for the warm colors that blend admirably with the surrounding wooded scenery.

The Shrine building today retains its original beauty and splendor though it has been renovated to meet the demands of ministry in the 21st century.

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