Oil Dedicated to St Anthony Mary Claret 2 (Patron for the Construction Industry)
St Anthony Mary Claret 2 (Patron for the Construction Industry) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Anthony Mary Claret, the patron saint of the construction industry, was born on December 23, 1807, in Sallent, a small town in Catalonia, Spain. From a young age, he displayed a deep devotion to the Catholic faith and a strong desire to serve God. At the age of 22, he entered the seminary and was ordained a priest in 1835.
As a priest, Claret dedicated himself to preaching and evangelization, traveling extensively throughout Spain and the Canary Islands. He known for his powerful and captivating sermons, which attracted large crowds and inspired countless individuals to deepen their faith. In addition to his preaching, Claret also wrote extensively, publishing numerous books and pamphlets on topics ranging from spirituality to social issues.
In 1857, Claret founded the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Commonly known as the Claretians. The congregation focused on missionary work, education, and promoting devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today, the Claretians continue to carry on his legacy, working in various fields, including education, social justice, and pastoral ministry.
After enduring numerous assassination attempts, Claret recalled to Spain in 1857. He spent his remaining years in Catalonia, where he dedicated himself to writing and preaching. On October 24, 1870, Claret passed away in the Cistercian monastery of Fontfroide, France.
Saint Anthony Mary Claret’s unwavering faith, dedication to social justice, and support for the construction industry. Have made him a beloved figure and an inspiration to many in the field. His life and work serve as a reminder of the importance of integrating faith. And action for the betterment of society.