Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Saint Anthony Mary Claret

Today is the feast day of Saint Anthony Mary Claret. Let us ask God through the intercession of St. Anthony Mary Claret for a FREE Cuba and to the end the apartheid system in Cuba. Why this saint? He spent time in Cuba and just a little backgound:

"Then he was assigned as archbishop of Cuba. Not having had an archbishop for fourteen years, the island was in need of renewal. Anthony reorganized the seminary training, preached in all the churches, heard confessions, and guided people to Christ. He worked for updated farm methods and credit unions. He wanted the people to own their own farms, knowing that this would improve family life. He made enemies by teaching black slaves. Fifteen times people tried to assassinate him. Once a man stabbed him and was given a death sentence, but Anthony had this changed to a prison sentence. "

Who better to ask for help? Remember my freedom loving brethren: "Whatever you ask in my name I will do, so as to to glorify the Father and the Son. anything you ask in my name I will do." (John 14:13-14)

I know many will say that for over 47 years we have been asking and praying, and nothing?Let's not give up and collectively ask and pray today, since we have a saint who lived in Cuba, and you know he has a special place in his heart for Cuba.

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