Seventeen Centuries Of Monastic life.

In 269 a young Egyptian takes the advice that Jesus gives a rich man in the Gospel: "If you want to be perfect, sell everything you have ... Then come and follow me" (Matthew 19: 21-22). Antony distributes all his goods to the poor and will live as a hermit in the desert of Thebaid, on the eastern bank of the Nile.

Bl. Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions (OCD), Virgins and Martyrs (m)

Source: Bl. Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions (OCD), Virgins and Martyrs (m)These were a community of sixteen Discalced Carmelite nuns from the monastery of the Incarnation at Compiégne in France. When the full terror of the French Revolution began, they offered themselves as sacrificial victims to beg God for peace for the Church and … Continue reading Bl. Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions (OCD), Virgins and Martyrs (m)