St. Anthony Mary Claret (1807 – 1870)
St. Anthony Mary Claret was the son of a Spanish weaver. During his life as a priest, he took on many roles. He was the Archbishop of Cuba, a missionary in Spain, a publisher, a builder of schools and the founder of the ‘Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary’ or the Claretians. He was even the confessor to the Queen of Spain! St. Anthony was a very holy and humble priest, preferring to live in simple places although he could live in a palace! He is the patron saint of weavers. His feast day is on 24 October.