Friday, January 18, 2013

Father of Monks

Yesterday we celebrated Saint Antony, Father of Monks. He is our example, for beleaguered by numerous temptations- demons of all sorts, which artists through the ages have often depicted quite dramatically- Antony holds fast to Christ Jesus, realizing they are powerless in their attacks because of the Lord's constant care and kind regard.

The Temptation of Saint Anthony Annibale Carracci, 1597.