Anthony of Antioch

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Saint Anthony
Born 266 AD
Died 302 AD
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Feast 9 January (Roman Catholic)
8 January (Eastern Orthodox)

Anthony (died 302 AD) was an early Christian priest who suffered martyrdom with Anastasius, Julian, Celsus and Marcionilla during the persecutions of Diocletian.[1] Denouncing the Roman way of life, he lived as a desert hermit, practiced celibacy, lived off roots and plants, and shunned any visitors he received. Anthony wished to live his life in complete solidarity with God.


  1. ^ Saint Anthony Archived April 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Patron Saint Index

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