Jan. 17: ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT. The beautiful story of his vocation.


Saint Anthony receives his vocation From St. Athanasius   Not six months after his parents’ death, as he was on his way to church for his usual visit, he began to think of how the apostles had left everything and followed the Saviour, and also of those mentioned in the book of Acts who had…

Jan. 17: ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT. Patriarch of monks. AV prayer & text.


January 17 ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT Patriarch of monks. AV prayer & text. Called the Patriarch of Monks, St. Anthony (251-356) retired to the desert when he was eighteen years old. He was the first abbot to form a stable rule for his family of monks dedicated to the divine Service. He led an austere life…