Do, Lord, let’s Burn in charity
And let’s light a fire of love where we go
San Antonio María de Claret
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S. ANTONIO Mª CLARET
Antonio Claret was born in Sallent (Barcelona), about 15 kms from Manresa, in 1807, in the bosom of a deeply Christian family, dedicated to the textile manufacture.
His childhood did not pass with total tranquility. The Napoleonic War, the influence of the ideas of the French Revolution, the oath of the Constitution of 1812, and the tensions between absolutists and liberals marked in some way the life of the saint. In the religious aspect is marked by the experience of the providence of God on the one hand; And by the idea of eternity, on the other. His piety is influenced by devotion to the Virgin Mary and to the Eucharist.