Gotta love this response by Mike Aquilina to a meme:

If you were invited to a Halloween/ All Saints Day Costume Party, which saint would you dress up as and why? (The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, is not an option.)
Well, since the BVM is out, I guess I’d choose Anthony of Egypt, because then I could just stay home.

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