Anthony, Order of Hospitallers of St.

Anthony, Order of Hospitallers of St.
Founded c.1100, the house at Grenoble became a site of pilgrimage for those suffering from *Saint Anthony's fire. They were black-robed itinerants, ringing small bells for alms. They owned many pigs which were permitted to run freely in town streets and were required to wear bells as a sign of their ownership. (St Anthony was the patron saint of swineherds.) All other citizens had to keep their pigs in their house.

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