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Saint Anthony of The Desert

Saint Anthony of the Desert January 17th — Feast Day Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of butchers, skin diseases, gravediggers, and swine St. Anthony is a Christian saint and hermit who lived in the Egyptian desert during the fourth century A.D. He was born around 251 A.D. to a wealthy family in Egypt. Though he was born rich, Anthony began to feel that there was something more important than worldly pleasures when he attended Mass. He heeded his divine calling to sell worldly possessions and follow God; thus, he decided …