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Anthony of Padua
b. August 15, 1195 – d. June 13, 1231
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Antony, St, of Padua
Antony, St, of Padua (1188/95–1231), *Franciscan friar. Born in Lisbon, perhaps of noble family, he was educated at the cathedral school and when he was 15 joined the *Augustinian canons nearby. Two years later he was transferred to Coimbra. He was disappointed by the religious spirit of the house and
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Anthony of Padua, Saint
Anthony of Padua, Saint(1195–1231), born in Lisbon, Portugal; follower of St. Francis of Assisi, who named him first Franciscan professor of theology; taught in Bologna, Montpellier, and Toulouse; believed to have performed miracles; canonized by Pope Gregory IX in 1232, one year after his death; declared
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Anthony of Padua, St.
Anthony of Padua (St.).—Born at Lisbon, in 1195; died at Padua, in 1231. Entered the order of St. Francis, who was still alive, and who gave him the mission to preach. He preached with wonderful success in Italy, France, and Spain. “His sermons,” says his biographer, “were flames, impossible to withstand,
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Antony of Padua
Antony of Padua (1195–1231). Franciscan mystical theologian. His main work, aside from his very famous sermons, is Moral Concordances of the Holy Books, comprising five books, four of which follow the order of the moral and mystical life. The first book treats of sin and its effects; the second, of conversion;
131 Christians Everyone Should Know
Antony of Padua
Evangelists and ApologistsAntony of Padua“The hammer of heretics”“It pleases me that you teach sacred theology to the brothers, as long as—in the words of the Rule—‘you do not extinguish the Spirit of prayer and devotion’ with study of this kind.”—Francis of AssisiAntony’s mentor, Francis
Who’s Who in Christian History
Antony of Padua
ANTONY OF PADUA (1195–1231)Influential, first-generation Franciscan; usually regarded as the first commissioned teacher of the Franciscan orderBorn of a noble family in Lisbon (Portugal), Antony first joined the Augustinian Canons in 1210 and gained a reputation for excellent preaching and scholarship.