A voice came to St. Anthony saying, “Antony, I was here, but I was waiting to watch your struggle. But now, since you have bravely held your own in this fight, I will always help you…” (St. Athanasius, “Life of Antony”).
St. Anthony of Egypt is well-known for boldly engaging in spiritual warfare.
Are we at war?
“For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
St. Anthony of Egypt, pray fo us! “We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).