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Saints preserve us from food folly

Stephen Leeder
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (8): 519. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.c1021
Published online: 21 October 2013

One of at least 11 patron saints of food, St Anthony the Abbott, a fourth century ascetic, is the patron saint of pig butchers and the saint to turn to if you need your bacon blessed (http://mentalfloss.com/article/50529/11-patron-saints-food-drink-and-those-who-make-them). A hermit for 20 years, he healed people with a mixture of miracles and pig fat.

  • Stephen Leeder

  • Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.

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