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Saint Anthony the Abbot

The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. ... He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much.

    Facts about St. Anthony the Abbot

  • In 251, he was born into a wealthy family in Lower Egypt.
  • After his parents died, Anthony radically followed the gospel and gave all that he had to the poor.
  • He then lived an ascetic life as a hermit in the deserts of Egypt. He is considered the Father of organized Christian monasticism.