At the age of 16 he entered the Order of St. Dominic. Having become Archbishop of Florence, St. Antoninus excelled in his pastoral office by the austerity of his life, his charity, and his sacerdotal zeal. His prudence earned for him the title of Antoninus of Counsel.
I have laid help upon one that is mighty, and have exalted one chosen out of My people; for My hand shall help him. — Fifth Responsory
The Imitation of Christ
Peace, therefore, is not in the heart of the carnal man, nor in the man who is devoted to outward things, but in the fervent and spiritual man.
At the age of 16, Antoninus entered the Dominican Order, and spent in that congregation a life of great virtue and sanctity.
The great majority of the saints served God from their youth. Those who put off their improvement till later may find that there is no later for them.
Here and now is your opportunity; do now.