Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints: St. Anthony the Abbot. He is also called by several other cognomens: St. Anthony the Great, St. Anthony of Egypt, and St. Anthony of the Desert. He is famed for being the first hermit to seek desolate places in order to lead a life of prayer and penance. This led him to fight many conflicts against the devil, which have been immortalized in art. Just do a Google search for The Temptation of St. Anthony. Some include nudity, as he was tempted strongly against the virtue of chastity at the beginning of his ascetic life. Despite his desire for a life of seclusion, he was so successful in drawing disciples to his way of life that St. Anthony is known as the Father of Monasticism. You can read about his life in St. Athanasius’ Life of St. Anthony.
If you want to read something more anime related, St. Anthony’s life and Inuyasha: The Final Act inspired the following post: Inuyasha and Beating the Devil.