Anthony Mary Claret: A Life Fully Lived
Anthony Mary Claret died on this day, October 24th, 1870, after a long, full and adventurous life, demonstrating how much one man can do if he puts his mind and will wholeheartedly at the service of God. Most of the life of the priest, and eventual bishop, was spent in Spain, with eight very fruitful years (amongst other things, reorganizing the seminary, shoring up priestly discipline and validating over 9,000 marriages!) as a missionary bishop in Santiago, Cuba.
In the midst of his near-overwhelming pastoral duties (including confessor to the Queen), St. Anthony Mary also penned 144 (!) books, untold numbers