St Anthony: The father of all monks

St Anthony: The father of all monks Painting of St Anthony, a part of The Visitation with Saint Nicholas and Saint Anthony Abbot by Piero di Cosimo, c. 1480.
In 360AD Athanasius of Alexandria – one of the great Doctors of the Church – published a biography simply titled Life of Anthony. In it, he told the story of an illiterate and holy man who out of devotion to God went out into the desert to put into practice Christ’s words to the rich…
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