Anthony of the Desert
By Lisa Are Wulf ~
Living for God ~Have you heard Anthony's story. He was truly a giant among early Christians, with a very cool story, Check him out!
My desire to imitate Christ drove me to live in the desert for over 80 years. I am Anthony. You might know me as Anthony of the Desert. Or maybe as Anthony the Great. I've always been bewildered by that title since I'm anything but great. Even as a child I was quite obscure. You might even say shy.
I was born in Egypt in 251. My parents were Christian and quite well off. I avoided school because the other boys were too rough for me. So I never learned to read or write. I preferred to just stay at home, except on Sundays. I loved going to church. In fact, I was so eager to get there that I used to run on ahead of my family.
But this calm and serene life ended abruptly. Both my parents died before my 20th birthday. My younger sister and I were left totally alone in our grief...
continued on the One Woman Sanctuary website.