ST. ANTHONY

MEMORIAL: JANUARY 17

St. Anthony of Egypt was born in the mid 3rd century into a wealthy family. At the age of 20, he decided to sell everything he had, leave society, and live a life of asceticism in the desert. He spent many years in solitude, fighting physical and spiritual temptations and Satan in the desert. He briefly returned to society at the age of 50 to preach and organize those who were following him into the desert. Yet, nearly all of the rest of his life was spent in the desert in prayer, fighting Satan and temptations. St. Anthony is known as one of the founders of Christian monasticism and is one of the first of the desert fathers.

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At the National Eucharistic Congress, Decided Excellence Catholic Media - with the help of Bishop William Waltersheid - will be presenting "Beautiful Revelation: The Eucharistic Timeline". Throughout human history, God has left repeated proof of His presence in the Eucharist and that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Salvation. God has given us the wisdom. Have you taken the time to understand? Read this spiritual journey through time to examine critical moments that God uses to reveal the truth of the Body of Christ.

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