Feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret
St. Anthony Mary Claret, during your life on earth you often comforted the afflicted and showed such tender love and compassion for the sick and sinful. Intercede for me now
that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues in heavenly glory. Look with pity on me
(or on the person afflicted with illness or whose conversion is desired) and grant my prayer,
if such be the will of God. Make my troubles your own. Speak a word for me to the immaculate Heart of Mary to obtain by her powerful intercession the grace I yearn for so ardently, and a blessing to strengthen me during life, assist me at the hour of death, and lead me to a happy eternity. Amen.