Book of Saints – Saint Anthony Mary Claret

Saint Anthony Mary ClaretArticle

October 24

Born in Salient, Spain, Anthony worked as a missionary in Catalonia and the Canary Islands for ten years. In 1849 he started the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The institute is known as “the Claretians.”

Father Claret was appointed Archbishop of Santiago in Cuba. He founded the Teaching Sisters of Mary Immaculate.

At the request of Pope Pius XI, he returned to Spain and devoted himself to missionary work and the spreading of good literature.

Anthony also spread devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the Immaculate Heart of Mary by preaching and writings.

Anthony died in a Cistercian monastery in France on 24 October 1870. He was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1950.

MLA Citation

  • Father Lawrence George Lovasik, S.V.D.. “Saint Anthony Mary Claret”. Book of Saints. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 January 2019. Web. 19 September 2019. <>