ST. ANTHONY OF EGYPT Novena Day 9 / Patron Saint of Butchers, Skin Diseases, Gravediggers, and Swine

ST. ANTHONY OF EGYPT Novena Day 9 / Patron Saint of Butchers, Skin Diseases, Gravediggers, and Swine

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DAY 9

O glorious Saint Antony, who, upon hearing only one word of the holy Gospel whilst assisting at the divine Liturgy, didst forsake the riches and ease of thy father’s house, thy native land and the world, in order to retire into the wilderness; who, notwithstanding the heavy burden of years and the ravages of a lifetime of penance, didst not hesitate to leave thy solitude and go up to Alexandria in Egypt to reproach openly the impiety of heretics and to strengthen the wavering faith of Christians, as a true confessor of Jesus Christ, eager to receive the palm of martyrdom, had thy Lord permitted it; ah, give us the grace to be ever zealous in the cause of Jesus Christ and of His Church, and to persevere even to the end of our days in our adherence to Catholic truth, in the observance of His commandments, in the practice of His counsels and in the imitation of thy virtues; that so, having faithfully followed thine example here on earth, we may come to marvel at thy glory in heaven and to be partakers of the same, through all the ages. Amen

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ABOUT ST ANTHONY OF EGYPT

The life of Anthony will remind many people of Saint Francis of Assisi. At 20, Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, “Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor” (Mark 10:21b), that he actually did just that with his large inheritance. He is different from Francis in that most of Anthony’s life was spent in solitude. He saw the world completely covered with snares, and gave the Church and the world the witness of solitary asceticism, great personal mortification and prayer. But no saint is antisocial, and Anthony drew many people to himself for spiritual healing and guidance.

At 54, he responded to many requests and founded a sort of monastery of scattered cells. Again, like Francis, he had great fear of “stately buildings and well-laden tables.”

At 60, he hoped to be a martyr in the renewed Roman persecution of 311, fearlessly exposing himself to danger while giving moral and material support to those in prison. At 88, he was fighting the Arian heresy, that massive trauma from which it took the Church centuries to recover. “The mule kicking over the altar” denied the divinity of Christ.

Anthony is associated in art with a T-shaped cross, a pig and a book. The pig and the cross are symbols of his valiant warfare with the devil—the cross his constant means of power over evil spirits, the pig a symbol of the devil himself. The book recalls his preference for “the book of nature” over the printed word. Anthony died in solitude at age 105.

Reflection

In an age that smiles at the notion of devils and angels, a person known for having power over evil spirits must at least make us pause. And in a day when people speak of life as a “rat race,” one who devotes a whole life to solitude and prayer points to an essential of the Christian life in all ages. Anthony’s hermit life reminds us of the absoluteness of our break with sin and the totality of our commitment to Christ. Even in God’s good world, there is another world whose false values constantly tempt us.


Hello everyone, Peace be with you. Today i made this content for the FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY OF EGYPT which is on January 17. Patron Saint of Butchers, Skin Diseases, Gravediggers, and Swine. You can make this Novena anytime you want for your own intentions.

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MORE PRAYERS TO PRAY:

A Prayer for All Saints Day
https://youtu.be/s-PJqcxQVg8

Prayers to Saint Jude Thaddeus
https://youtu.be/_Tn5o_pP9jI

Prayer to Saint Anthony Mary Claret
https://youtu.be/Zz82TQ0k9g0

Powerful Prayer to Saint John Paul II
https://youtu.be/Ji3uD4qXk1g

Prayer for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
https://youtu.be/9cYJzRYsmeg

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena
https://youtu.be/N1DNadQ7MYw

Daily Prayer to Saint Teresa of Calcutta
https://youtu.be/HV4SKdc2f6I

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