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Today is the #feastday of St. Anthony the Abbot (251–356 A.D.), also known as St. Anthony of the Desert. He was an early Christian and Egyptian noble who sold his possessions and devoted himself to a life of prayer and sacrifice as a desert hermit. Whenever he heard of other holy people living in this manner, he would visit them to learn from their virtues in order to imitate them. He eventually removed himself from all society and became the first Christian to live a life of consecrated solitude. His saintliness attracted followers, paving the way for the monastic life of the Church. St. Anthony, pray for us!
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"The soul is present the moment the active and passive principles of germination coalesce to form a definite entity. We therefore say that from the moment of conception, the soul is present. Our very doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary implies that doctrine. For we say t
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