The constant and intense prayer life laid down in the rule for Franciscan penitents is the best antidote against spiritual blindness and dryness

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In certain respects Anthony and Francis were opposites, in others they were remarkably alike – yet one thing is certain: they were closely bound in spirit

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While it’s comforting to imagine that God will reward us in this life if we remain close to Him, the reality is that our faithfulness will be tested through hardships

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Remember Jesus’ parable about separating the sheep from the goats? Anthony and Francis became sheep by following different paths

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Anthony was more educated than Francis, but both received their learning from prayer and contemplation, their teacher being the Holy Spirit

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Both Anthony and Francis did not shy away from martyrdom, and both evaded it through Divine Providence

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