St. Anthony, Abbot

St. Anthony the Abbot, pray for us!

St. Anthony the Abbot, pray for us!

In the third century Anthony sold all his possessions, gave the proceeds to the poor, and went into the desert to lead a life of prayer and contemplation. His example attracted other men to the desert, and eventually they formed the first Christian monastic community. The Life of St. Anthony by St. Athanasius of Alexandria (298-373) spread the saint’s influence and inspired the formation of monastic communities throughout the Christian world.

The saint is also known as St. Anthony of Egypt or St. Anthony of the Desert.

REFLECTION

Are you willing to gave up everything for the sake of the Gospel? To be stripped off of all the  comforts of life?

PRAYER

God our Father you work marvelously through the lives of Your saints. You made St. Anthony the Abbot as an exemplar of true abandonment to God’s holy Will and Providential Care help us to be like him. We ask You through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Lives of the Saints and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s