St. Anthony Martyrs

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Did you know that Saint Anthony of Padua was not born Saint Anthony? Instead, he was born Fernando Martins de Bulhões. He also was the son of Martin and Mary who were part of a very prominent family in Portugal. He was born in 1195 and fun fact it was 13 years after Saint Francis. Additionally, he was sent to a monastery at the age of 15, but he was constantly experiencing heated political debates with his friends who would come visit. Because of this, Fernando was transferred to another monastery in the St. Augustine order where he learned Latin and theology. During this time, Fernando was ordained a priest, but his biggest challenge was that of the 5 martyrs from Morocco. The martyrs where of the Franciscan order who preached Christianity

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