- Anthony the Hermit
Italyin the late 5th century, Anthony (also known as Antony of Lerins) was raised from the age of eight by his relative St. Severinus.
Upon the death of Severinus Anthony was sent to
Germanyand put in the care if his uncle, German bishopConstatius of Lorsch.
In 488, at 20 years of age, Anthony returned to Italy to take up the eremitic life. He was eventually joined by numerous
disciples and chose to seek greater solitude in Gaul.
At Lerins Anthony continued his life as a
monkand became well known for his holiness in spite of the fact that he resided there only two years before he died.
Hermitis commemorated on 28 December by the Western Rite Orthodox and in the Roman Catholic Church. [http://www.catholiconline.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=146]
* [http://www.catholiconline.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=146 Catholic Online]
* [http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsa.htm Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome]
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