Saint of the day

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Date 17 January

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church and featured in the Vatican calendar. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith. 

St. Antony, Abbott

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Father of monasticism, protector of animals and model of Christian life. Saint Anthony was born in Coma in Egypt, c. AD 250. He is one of the greatest hermits in the history of the Church. His liturgical memorial occurs on 17 January.  

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