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St Anthony~Gods warrior

By April 22, 2010From the Web

from the film about
St. Anthony of Padua.
‘Antonio guerriero di Dio'(2006)
Saint Anthony was canonized (declared a saint) less than one year after his death.
There is perhaps no more loved and admired saint in the Catholic Church than Saint Anthony of Padua, a Doctor of the Church. Though his work was in Italy, he was born in Portugal. He first joined the Augustinian Order and then left it and joined the Franciscan Order in 1221, when he was 26 years old. The reason he became a Franciscan was because of the death of the five Franciscan protomartyrs — St. Bernard, St. Peter, St. Otho, St. Accursius, and St. Adjutus — who shed their blood for the Catholic Faith in the year 1220, in Morocco, in North Africa, and whose headless and mutilated bodies had been brought to St. Anthony’s monastery on their way back for burial. St. Anthony became a Franciscan in the hope of shedding his own blood and becoming a martyr. He lived only ten years after joining the Franciscan Order.

So simple and …

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  • Joseph-Mary says:

    I have been eyeing this video but since it is in Italian with subtitles, I have put off getting it. But maybe I will one day…

  • Rachel says:

    Only our Dear Anthony of Padua could step out of heaven to find lost souls as he does. Deo Gratias for St. Anthony’s National Shrine in Boston, MA. Thank you for posting this vidoe clip.

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