Anthony and Francis

Saint Anthony was a Franciscan friar. Ordained as an Augustinian priest, in 1220 he left the Augustinian Order and joined the followers of Francis of Assisi, becoming a "minor monk".

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Contacts with Francis of Assisi

These two extraordinary figures in the history of Christianity were contemporaries, even if only for a few years between 1220 and 1226. But did they ever manage to meet in person?

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Anthony: the original Franciscan

Anthony did not imitate Francis. They are two clearly different people.

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