This biography of the great Catalonian saint who was canonized in 1950, will serve to make this extraordinary man and the religious congregation he founded better known to American Catholics. Craftsman, priest, Jesuit, itinerant preacher of missions and retreats, founder of the Claretians, substitute physician, ardent reformer of clergy and laity, Archbishop of Santiago, Cuba, Queen Isabel's confessor, prophet and miracle worker, his saintly career was lived against the colorful and dangerous background of war and revolution in nineteenth century Spain. His life was frequently threatened and his name constantly vilified until after his death in 1870. He prophetically foretold many of the happenings that later occurred in Spain and the world at large. His story is told here in a competent, authentic and straightforward manner, the reader's interest being sustained rather by the subject-matter than by the style.