Bishop and Confessor

A distinguished apostle of the 19th century, he first exercised the parish ministry, which he left for the missions and Spiritual Exercises, with which he evangelized almost all the peoples of Catalonia and the Canary Islands. Forced to receive the pastoral office, he ruled the diocese of Santiago of Cuba terribly persecuted by the wicked. Returning to Spain, he was confessor of Elizabeth II, a prolific writer and enthusiastic propagator of Catholic thought. His main work was the Congregation of Missionaries Sons of the Heart of Mary. He was canonized in 1950.

V/. St. Anthony Mary Claret.
R/. Pray for us.