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Antony St

Antony, St., (1) of Thebes, called the Great. He was born about 250 A.D., and early embraced a religious life. Selling all his possessions, he retired into the desert where he remained for twenty years. To this period are assigned the various legends of his temptations by the devil, and the story of his preaching to the fishes. In 305 he founded a monastery, and in 356 he died at an advanced age. (2) Of Padua, a Franciscan monk born 1195, and an ardent supporter of his order. He died in 1231, and was canonised in the succeeding year.