Saints related to Patron-of-gravediggers

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  • St. Anthony of Egypt
    Giving away all of his worldly possessions at age 20, St. Anthony retreated into the desert to live a life of penance and prayer. Inspired by his holy life, disciples gradually drew to St. Anthony, adopting his asceticism and living in monastic communities. He considered the father of monasticism.
  • St. Joseph
    Most people recognize St. Joseph for his role in the Christmas story, as the husband of the Virgin Mary as well as the foster father of Jesus. Because of his blessed death, assisted by the Child Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph is the patron of a happy death.
    Typically shown as a robed and bearded man. Often shown with carpentry tools, a lily and the child Jesus.