This then is how we know that we belong to the truth,
and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence. - I John 3:19
"St Anthony of Claret had always been especially attracted by devotions honoring the Blessed Sacrament. During his school days he had been so captivated by a book his father gave him, The Goodness of Our Sacramental Lord, that he had committed it to memory!
Kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament, he would pray: "Oh, my God, grant me a place by the gates of hell, that I may stop those who enter there, saying: 'Where are you going, unhappy one? Back, go back! Make a good confession. Save your soul! Don't come back here to be lost forever.' "
From Hidden Treasure: The Riches of the Eucharist
St Anthony Mary Claret
Missionary, Religious founder (Claretians),
Social reformer, Q
ueen's (Spain) chaplain,
Writer and publisher, Excellent/renowned preacher
Survived 15 assassination attempts
Great devotion to Eucharist and Immaculate Heart of Mary
Said of him... "never without a rosary in his hands"
"The spiritual father of Cuba"
FEAST DAY - October 24
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