“Do you know there is one thing that I have never been able to understand? It is that although.
Our Lord is infinitely good, and loves us without measure, men love Him so little!” These words reveal to us the heart of a great apostle, Saint Anthony Mary Claret.
Born two days before Christmas 1807, in the factory town of Salient, in the province of Barcelona, in Catalonia (northeast Spain), Anthony Claret was baptized on the day of our Savior’s birth. His parents, who worked as cotton weavers, were devout Christians. The first words they taught their children were the holy names of Jesus and Mary. Young Anthony developed a great devotion to the Most Blessed Virgin, and he loved to go to her shrines. One of Anthony Claret’s favorite occupations was learning and teaching catechism.