SAN ANTONIO MARIA CLARET ESCRITOS MARIANOS (Marian Writings)
Edition prepared by Jesús BERMEJO, CMF
Preliminary study by José María VIÑAS, CMF
Presentation by Gustavo ALONSO, CMF Superior General
CLARETIAN PUBLICATIONS MADRID 1989 (more…)
On November 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., the presentation of the book “Las misiones populares del Padre Claret en Cataluña entre 1840 y 1850. Un camino de evangelización en tiempos de crisis” (“The popular missions of Father Claret in Catalonia between 1840 and 1850. An evangelisation path in times of crisis”) took place”; it has been published by Claret Publishing Co., Barcelona 2019, 477 pp.
It is actually the result of the Doctoral Thesis defended by Fr. Carlos Sánchez Miranda, cmf, at the Pontificia Universidad Comillas of Madrid (Spain). It is also the first volume of the “Urget” collection, which will offer studies on the figure of Saint Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870), his life, mission, text and context.
For years the Claretian Missionaries and other groups of the Claretian Family had been thinking about making a film about Saint Anthony Mary Claret. His life has all the necessary features to make it attractive and “edifying”, if this last adjective can still be used at a time when only the “villains” seem to enjoys good press. Perhaps the complexity of the character, the variety of settings in which he moved (Catalonia, Canary Islands, Cuba, Madrid, a number of places in Spain, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Fontfroide) and, above all, the high costs involved in making a film ended up discouraging us. But everything began to change in the wake of the film “A forbidden God,” which tells the story of the Claretian martyrs of Barbastro. The good acceptance on the part of many people – not always on the part of a certain review that tends to disregard everything related to the Church – encouraged us to embark on the adventure (more…)
If Claret is alive today, knowing him well and all that he did, he would be using today’s platforms to attain his objectives of knowing God and letting others know Him, loving God and make others love Him more, serve God and bring others to serve Him better, to praise God and lead others to praise Him too.
I never dreamt of becoming a missionary. But maybe God dreamt that I would be one, so I am who I am today. Late that I have discovered my missionary vocation (more…)
“The love of God and selfishness are two contrary loves that resist one another; they are like water and fire. The blacksmith´s dirty water vessel…..will put off the hot iron. So also the divine love is puts off” (Unedited text, Mss. Claret, vol. XIII, p. 697).
The love of God is not an idea, but an experience. Father Claret was an experienced person in this love which he compares to fire. For him, the fire of love is also a symbol of life: love creates and leads us to offer ourselves for others. For Jesus, “there is no greater love than this, (more…)
Fr. Josep Rovira, cmf, member of the CESC, explains how young Anthony Claret lived situations that led him to rethink the meaning of his life and give a radical vocational response. We pray that the celebration of World Youth Day may become an opportunity for many young people to deepen their experience of encountering Christ and dare to follow and announce him.