Sunday, May 2, 2010

St. Anthony Mary Claret (Dec. 23, 1807 to Oct. 24, 1870)

I did something incredible this week: paid off my credit card. All $2,800 of it. Working 40 hours a week pays, literally. I slacked off somewhat during the winter. Who doesn't like to sleep in when it's cold and snowy outside? I also got rid of my credit card and changed banks.
But, now for the spiritual side. There are two ways to keep from stressing out about money. Light a green candle and believe (I do this whenever I'm home. Just remember to blow it out when you leave the house)! Think money, abundance, prosperity, and wealth.
If you don't have one handy, there's always St. Anthony Mary Claret to ask for guidance. He was an archbishop and missonary who was born in Catalonia, Spain on Dec. 23, 1807. He founded the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary known as the Claretians in 1849. The group's primary focus is to view life through the eyes of the poor.
St. Anthony Mary Claret taught the poor to save money. He is the patron saint of savings banks and saving money. He died on Oct. 24, 1870 in Narbonne, France. Canonized: 1950. His feast day is Oct. 24.

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