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FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA

13 Jun

Ecce Crucem Domini,
Fugite, partes adversae,
Vicit Leo de Tribu Juda,
Radix David, alleluia.English version:
Behold the Cross of the Lord!      http://www.st-anthony-medal.com/
Flee ye adversaries!
The Lion of the Tribe of Juda,
The Root of David has conquered, alleluia!

   Today is the Feast of  St. Anthony of Padua(Lisbon), the great thirteenth century Franciscan.  Perhaps as a lay Carmelite I should not be interested in him but I’ve always really liked him, ever since I was only a kid.  Anthony (1195_1231) is a great Doctor of the Church.  Originally a Canon Regular of St. Augustine,   Ferdinand de Bouillon eventually joined the Friars Minor.   He is invoked in all sorts of necessities but is especially venerated as a model of true devotion to the Immaculate Virgin Mary.  He was one of the earliest advocates of the Three Hail Mary’s devotion.   

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