Day 17 – 17th January: St Anthony of Egypt (251-356)
St Anthony of Egypt is said to be the founder of monastic life. His story tells us that when he was in his twenties he heard the words of the Gospel, felt God’s call and sold all his possessions giving them to the poor. He lived in solitude, devoting his time to prayer, meditation and manual work, he did experience many temptations, but he overcame them all. He died in the year 356 and lived to be over one hundred years old.
Prayer St Anthony of Egypt.
as we reflect on St Anthony
we give thanks for his work as
an Abbott and for his influence on
monastic life throughout the world.
We continue to pray for an increase
in vocations to the Religious Life and
ask for the intercession of St Anthony,
for those discerning this state of life.
We make this prayer through Christ, Your Son, Our Lord.
St Anthony of Egypt. Pray for us.