Feast Day of St. Anthony the Great

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Today is the feast day of one of the greatest saints of the Church and a great friend to whomever seeks his intercession: St. Anthony of Egypt.  He is renowned as the Founder of Monasticism, was one of the fiercest opponents of the Arian heresy (which denied the divinity of Christ and threatened to topple orthodox Christianity), and lived from 251 through 356 A. D.–making him one hundred and five years old at the time of his death.  Of course, the prime event to celebrate on a Sunday is the Resurrection, but I intend to remember the good things St. Anthony did, eat some good food, and toast with some Trappist ale.

Here are two articles about his life and a couple of quotes:

St. Anthony the Abbot

Demons: When God is a Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

And two quotes on the truly intelligent man:

Quote One

Quote Two

 

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