In this space we present various experiences of individuals and groups which have come to Vic and have visited the Mother House of the Claretian.

After Claret’s footsteps in Barcelona

SantuarioOn Sunday 7 May, the day of the commemoration of the canonization of Fr. Claret, the group of 25 formators, who participate in the Heart of Mary School 2017, and Fr. Leo Dalmao, general prefect of formation, pilgrimed in company of the CESC members to the most significant places in Fr. Claret’s life in the city of Barcelona.

They began by visiting the Cathedral, the churches of San Felipe Neri, San Justo and San Pastor and Santa María del Mar. Then they passed through the Lonja del Mar, where Father Claret studied Drawing, Spanish and French. (more…)

Discovering a fertile land

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Next to the Sepulcher of Fr. Claret.

Eager to know Father Claret more closely, to deepen his charism and to be able to speak better of him, six Claretian students from the Theology College of Granada (John Vinothan of the Delegation of Sri Lanka, Wigbert Papa and Naing of the Province of The Philippines, Xavier Melvetton and Jacob Sebastian of the Province of Germany and Divin Kisakala of the Independent Delegation of Congo), accompanied by Fr. José Hernández (from the province of Bética and member of the formation team) have done their pilgrimage following Father Claret’s footsteps from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 April 2017.

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Pilgrimage of the Missionaries of the Quinquennium of Europe

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Santa Eugenia de Berga.

From 18th to 20th November 2016 a meeting of Claretian missionaries of the “Quinquennium” from various organizations in Europe was held in the House of Spirituality “P. Claret ” in Vic.

It gathered following missionaries: Miguel Alvarez Nieto (Bética), Yohanes Benjitu Bareto (Catalonia), Dion Paskalis Nandut (Catalonia), Joan Bové Duran (Catalonia), Josep Codina Plana (Catalonia), Robert Essougou (France), Louie Guades (Italy) and Paul Peter (United Kingdom).

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Visiting the Fonts of Our Charism

casa-madreTwo days after the Feast of St. Claret, I landed in Vic on a train from Barcelona. The pastoral landscape outside was green and refreshing and carried me back to memories. In a travel of about one hour, I tried to recollect the places and incidents in the life of Claret that I had read in his autobiography many years ago. Vic came before I had anticipated and I hurried down the train with the mental map of our house, thanks to Google map. But, as I was exiting the station someone called out my name loudly in an otherwise quiet station. Fr. Carlos Sánchez, a missionary from Peru. He is an authority on the biography and history of Claret and his times. (more…)

Visit of the Religious Sisters of Mary Immaculate-Claretian Missionaries

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Claretian Missionaries Sisters (RMI) in the Museum.

The Religious Sisters of Mary Immaculate – Claretian Missionaries have held in Reus from 13 to 22 October, their XVIII Meeting of Superiors and Delegates of major Organizations with the General Government to prepare their next General Chapter.

On Friday October 21, 2016, these 17 Missionaries came to Vic as pilgrims to visit the Sepulchre of Fr Claret. After touring the museum and the CESC, they celebrated the Eucharist in the crypt.

We are showing below some of their testimonies written on the Museum guestbook: (more…)