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10/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

Claretian Archbishop and Founder

        St. Antony Claret was born in 1807 and ordained priest in 1835. He became a popular preacher. His uncompromising preaching raised hostility against him.

        In 1849 he founded a missionary institute of priests. He was appointed bishop of Santiago in Cuba in 1850 and spent six years of arduous pastoral work there. He antagonized the slave owners, and attempts were made on his life.

        In 1857 he was appointed confessor to Queen Isabella of Spain.

        In 1868, revolution caused him to go into exile in France, where he died in 1870.