January 17 – Anthony the Great; Gonçalo de Amarante

Anthony the Great (ca. 251–356) is known as the Father of Monasticism. He was born in Egypt, and after his parents died, he placed his sister in a women’s home (we assume that she was okay with this), and went off into the desert. There, like a teenage male with an iPhone, he was afflicted… Continue reading January 17 – Anthony the Great; Gonçalo de Amarante