19 January, 2022
St. Antonius Feast Day Celebration
January 17th is St. Antonius Feast Day. On January 19th, all teachers and students gathered at the school hall to hold a prayer gathering in order to celebrate the Feast. In this gathering, teachers encouraged students to learn from St. Antonius, emulate his virtues, restrain our desires and fight against the temptations of demons.

Saint Antonius is generally considered to be the star of the wilderness and the father of the monks. One day, when St. Antonius entered the church to hear the Gospel, in which the Lord said to the rich young man, "If you want to be perfect, go to sell all you have, give them to the poor, and come to follow me." (Matthew 19:21) Promptly in response to God’s holy words, he gave his wealth to the poor and needy.

Afterwards, Saint Antonius went to the desert alone and gave his life to prayer and the Lord. When he was bored and lonely, an angel guided him to work hard and pray. In his solitude, he successfully overcame the temptations of the flesh and attacks of demons by the power of prayers.

We hope our students can imitate the life of St. Antonius --- to always be concerned for the poor, work hard and respond to God’s holy words proactively.