Saint Antonius of Rocher

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Sixth century Bendictine monk, and a disciple of Saint Benedictine himself. Sent to France by Saint Benedict to establish the Order there. Founded the Monastery of Saint-Julien in Tours, France, and served as its first abbot. Feeling a need for greater solitude, Antonius retired to spend his later years as a prayerful hermit at Le Rocher on the banks of the River Loire; the place is now known as Saint-Antoine-du-Rocher.

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  • “Saint Antonius of Rocher”. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 May 2012. Web. 22 August 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-antonius-of-rocher/>