Tuesday, November 1
Masses at 7:00 am and 6:30 pm
Next session: Monday, November 21 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall Conference Room. Click here for a complete schedule.
St. Anthony Mary Claret was born in Catalonia, Spain on December 23, 1807. The son of a weaver, he was trained in his father’s profession, but entered the seminary in 1829 and was ordained in 1835. Ill health prevented him from entering the Jesuit order as he wished, so he was assigned as pastor of a parish where he distinguished himself through rural preaching, conferences for the clergy, and publication of more than 150 books. St. Anthony formed the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as the Claretians, in 1849. He was named Archbishop of Santiago, Cuba in 1850, at the suggestion of the Queen of Spain, Isabella II. Recalled in 1857, he became confessor to the queen, following her into exile in 1868. He participated in the First Vatican Council in 1869 and 1870, and died on October 24, 1870 at the Cistercian monastery at Fontfroide, France. St. Anthony is the patron of weavers, textile merchants, and the Catholic press. His feast day is October 24.
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