St Anthony the Abbot

St. Anthony Abbot

Abbot (Optional Memorial)

Feast: 17 January

Born in Egypt, about 260 AD. When his parents died, he gave his inheritance to the poor, and went into the desert, where he lived a life of penance. Many came to follow him, and he is known as the father of monks. He supported those who suffered for the faith under the persecutions of Diocletian, and helped Saint Athanasius in his fight against the Arians. He died in 356.

Abbot is head of the monastery.

St. Anthony the Abbot

Resources from:

  1. "The Weekday Missal - A New Edition - Weekday Masses For the Proper of Seasons * Ordinary Time * The Proper of Saints * Occasional Masses * Masses for the Dead", Collins, 1982, This edition 2005.
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