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Feastday: January 17th
Emblem and Portrayal: Shown as a hermit wearing a simple gown and holding a cross. There is a pig and a small fire at his feet
Patron Saint of basket makers, skin diseases, gravediggers, brush makers, pigs, butchers and against fire, black death and headaches.
St. Anthony the Great was born in Egypt as the son of wealthy Christian farmers and is also known as Anthony of Egypt. His parents died when he was about 20 years old. After having heard a bible verse at church, he decided to give everything to the poor, sent his younger sister to the nuns and began his life as a hermit in the wilderness. First he lived in a hut close to his town, then moved to a grave-chamber and finally established himself in the desert on the mountain Kolzim, close to the Gulf of Suez. He had many visions and was tempted several times by the devil. Many people who visited him were healed.