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Oct 10, 2017

ST. ANTHONY MARY CLARET

     The son of a cloth weaver, St. Anthony was born in Spain in 1807.  He wanted to become a Jesuit missionary but was prevented by his health.  He was ordained a priest in Catalonia and in 1849, he founded the Claretian order.  Shortly after, he became the archbishop of Cuba.  He established the Religious Publishing House and produced more than 200 works.  He was confessor to Queen Isabella II and participated in the First Vatican Council.

 

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