SAINT ANTHONY MARY CLARET

FEAST DAY:  OCTOBER 24TH

Anthony was born in Sallent, Spain, in 1807.  His father was a weaver.  He studied to be a Jesuit priest, but was unable to complete his work to be a priest and had to serve as a secular priest.  Later on he founded Catholic orders dedicated the Blessed Mother, the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary or the Claretians and also the order for Claretian nuns.  Between 1850 to 1857, he was the archbishop in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.  Later on he returned to Spain and became the confessor in the court of Queen Isabella II.  Saint Anthony participated in the First Vatican Council in 1868 and 1870. It was said that he cured many people of their illnesses through the power of Christ.  He died in 1870.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER:  Ask Saint Anthony Mary Claret to intercede for your most urgent needs today.

SAINT ANTHONY MARY CLARET, PRAY FOR US!