St. Anthony Mary Claret

St. Anthony Mary Claret Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/24
Tridentine Calendar - 10/23


Patron Of: Catholic Press, Claretians, Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Weavers

Also known as
    Antonio María Claret y Clará

Memorial
    24 October
    formerly 23 October

Profile
    Weaver. Seminary student with Blessed Francis Coll. Ordained on 13 June 1835. Missionary in Catalonia and the Canary Islands. Directed retreats. Founded the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians). Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba on 20 May 1850. Founded the Teaching Sisters of Mary Immaculate. Following his work in the Caribbean, Blessed Pope Pius IX ordered him back to Spain. Confessor to Queen Isabella II, and was exiled with her. Had the gifts of prophecy and miracles. Reported to have preached 10,000 sermons, published 200 works. Spread devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Born
    23 December 1807 at Sallent, Catalonia, Spain

Died
    24 October 1870 in a Cistercian monastery at Fontfroide, Narbonne, France

Venerated
    6 January 1926

Beatified
    25 February 1934

Canonized
    7 May 1950 by Venerable Pope Pius XII

Name Meaning
    inestimable

Patronage
    Catholic press
    Claretians
    Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    weavers



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