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St. Anthony of Padua.

St Anthony was born at Lisbon, Portugal, in 1195. He felt called to follow Christ in a special way and joined the Augustinians Order in 1210. In 1220, however, having seen conveyed into the Church of Santa Croce the bodies of the first Franciscan martyrs, who had suffered death in Morocco the same year, he too was inflamed with the desire for martyrdom, and resolved to become a Friar Minor, that he might preach the Faith to the Muslims and suffer for Christ’s sake. However, after setting out, he became seriously ill and had to return home to Portugal. He travelled to Italy and participated in a provincial assembly. There was no one to preach among the older members and in 1224, he even received a letter from St Francis giving him his blessing to preach the word. He thus became a very effective preacher and teacher. He never forgot his earlier African experience and became an advocate of the poor and their needs, both spiritually and materially.

St. Anthony’s Burse

By contributing to St. Anthony’s Burse for the education of future Missionaries of Africa, you will be helping to spread the Good News of the Gospel in Africa. The Bursary Fund is open to donations of all kinds, large or small.

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Please make cheques and Postal Orders payable to:
ST. ANTHONY’S BURSE, Missionaries of Africa.

Further information can be obtained from our
Corfton road and Little ealing lane addresses

The Bursary Fund is open to donations of all kinds, large or small.

Please make cheques and Postal Orders payable to:

‘The White Fathers.’

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Special thanks to all our faithful supporters who regularly and unfailingly donate by Standing Order,
particularly those who are able to Gift Aid their donations.

White Fathers in England Wales:
Registered Charity No. 233302

Charity Registered in Scotland
No. SC037981

Donations should be addressed to:
THE WHITE FATHERS
15 Corfton Road,
LONDON W5 2HP

THE WHITE FATHERS
9 Milrig Road,
GLASGOW G73 2NG

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The Society of Missionaries of Africa (The White Fathers). England & Wales Reg charity No. 233302
The Society of Missionaries of Africa (The White Fathers) Charity registered in Scotland No. SC037981