From the Dominican Ordo:
A member of the noble della Chiesa family, Blessed Anthony was born at San Germano, Italy, in 1394 and received the Dominican habit at Vercelli in 1417. He served as prior in several convents of the Order and labored to restore the regular life. He was known for his gentle, yet firm treatment of human frailty. He died on January 22, 1459.
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God of mercy and compassion,
you gave Blessed Anthony the gift of divine love.
By the help of his prayers
may our hearts burn with that same charity
and may our lives like his
be witnesses to the faith
and to the ministry of service.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.