Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Saint of the day: Anthony Mary Zaccaria

The following comes from the Catholic Online site:
Cofounder of the Barnabites. Born in 1502 in Cremona, Italy, Anthony became a medical doctor. In 1528 he was ordained a priest and cofounded the Barnabites, the religious congregation so called because it was headquartered in St. Barnabas Monastery in Milan. TheBarnabites occupied the monastery in 1538, having been approved in 1533. Anthony popularized the forty-hourprayer ceremony, promoted the use of altar sacraments, and introduced the ringing of church bells on Friday. He is depicted in liturgical art in habit.

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