Saint Brigid Religious Education
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West Hartford, CT 06110
St. Anthony the Great
Feast day: January 17
Some of the names for St.
Anthony are Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of Egypt, Anthony of the Desert,
Anthony the Anchorite, Abba Antonius, and Father of All Monks.
Anthony was a Christian
saint from Egypt, a prominent leader among the Desert Fathers. The
biography of Anthony's life by Athanasius of Alexandria helped to spread
the concept of monasticism, particularly in Western Europe through Latin
Anthony is appealed to
against infectious diseases, particularly skin diseases. "Saint
Anthony's fire" has described different afflictions including egotism