On 16th July, 1849 Jaimes Clotet became as part of the group of founders, was the youngest of all. Clotet was just 26 years old at the time of founding the congregation. He was a faithful and kind person. His companions were: Esteban Sala, 37, a learned, José Xifré, 32, energetic and enterprising, Dominic Fabregas, 32, good man, invited at the eleventh hour, Manuel Vilaró, 33, a virtuous missionary in Tarragona, and Antonio Claret, 41, a tireless missionary. Fr. Clotet finally discovered his vocation and mission in the new Congregation.
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A pilgrim journey at the service of God’s Dream is meaningful and joyful when it is done with others facing difficulties together, with minimum luggage to carry, and with a willingness to march forward. Let us make their missionary mystique our own and render the foundational spirit alive today. We shall commend our journey to our blessed Mother who accompanies her sons and cherishes them in her immaculate heart as she did for her son Jesus and our Founder St. Anthony Mary Claret.
The Claretian Missionaries of the Philippine Province officially launched its new name and logo on Saturday, November 20, to honor martyred Filipino missionary priest Rhoel Gallardo. The announcement of the renaming of the Province and the launch of the new logo was done during the conclusion of the year-long celebration of the congregation’s 75th year of presence in the Philippines at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Quezon City.
Vatican City. 9 September. This morning, Francis received at the Vatican the participants in the General Chapter of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, commonly known as Claretians, a group of about a hundred people from all over the world, representing the almost three thousand members of the Institute.
I like to offer some reflections as we celebrate the 171 years of the foundation of our missionary Congregation. On this occasion I invite you to reflect on the theme of responsibility which we, as individuals and as a charismatic community, should assume for our vocation and mission in the Church.
Young people from Asian countries served by Claretian Missionaries have gathered in Timor-Leste for a week-long assembly to renew their commitment as Christ’s witnesses. The Asia-Claretian East Youth Gathering is taking place from Aug. 5 to 11 in the Timor-Leste capital Dili.
Hope you have visited Sumanahally in Bangalore. Now the govt which had given the land does not want to renew the land liscence and so we are asked to vacate most of the land. in the following link you can see a writeup about the issue.
In 1927 the Claretian Missionaries came to the beautiful city of Huangshan, next to the famous Yellow Mountains in China . There grew a small Christian community. Although the missionaries were expelled from China in 1950, the seed of faith continued to grow.
Kiko a 25 year old Chinese youth has just landed in Spain. He comes from Beijing to participate with many other young persons in the World Youth Day but with a clear purpose offer himself to Christ and His mission. He will expend the whole year in our Claretian Formation Centre in Colmenar, Madrid.
Today I doff my hat off to real heroes in the person of Claretian priest Fr. Larry Miranda and Fr. Pedro Cleofe who run the Claret Kindergarten School of Tungawan and the Calret Mission Center in Sitio Bangkal where we brought books to start work on what would later be a full-scale library borne out of the partnership of the Claret Mission Center, Kris Peace Library; and the Kapatirang Claretian Inc, a group of Claretian priests and seminarians I now head.
The Archdiocese of Madrid has fixed its gaze on the young Claretian Martyrs of Barbastro as it prepares for the forthcoming World Youth Day.