Blessed Memorial of St Anthony Abbot - 17 January - The life of Anthony will remind many people of St. Francis of Assisi. At Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, “Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor” (Mark that he.
(ca. 250 - 356) Anthony the Great abandoned his wealthy inheritance to live in the Egyptian desert (ca. 270) toward his longing for inner purity, solitude, and his commitment to follow Jesus into the desert. Bass states, "he was the first to join the geography of the land and its struggle of isolation with the spiritual struggle of the soul." Anthony was, "martyred in Alexandria when more than one hundred years old." (Bass, 702) File:Anthony the Great armenia.jpg