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Feastday: November 7

Birth: 1665

Death: 1717


Jesuit missionary and preacher. He was born in Florence, Italy, in 1665, the son of an author and artist, and was destined for the priesthood by his father. Entering the Jesuits in 1681, Anthony taught at Rome and Terni, Italy. Ordained at the age of thirty, he began missionary work in Viterho and Trascanti, Italy, ministering to the poor while conducting missions. Anthony conducted more than five hundred such missions, at times leading processions while carrying a cross and scourging himself. He died on November 7, 1717, and was beatified in 1893.


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