St. Anthony, Abbot

sotd thumbnailSt. Anthony, the father and patriarch of monks, in all likelihood founded in Egypt the first monasteries authorized in the Church.  He died in the year 356, at the age of a hundred and four years.  In consequence of the disease called St. Anthony’s fire, a great number of hospitals and chapels called after him arose throughout France and Italy.
(Source: Fr. Lasance, The New Roman Missal)

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