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New volume of Studia Claretiana

The volume XXXII  of Studia Claretiana (293 pages) has just come out.

You can access it in the “Journals” section of this website, both the “Indexes” and the full text in PDF. Since we celebrated from February 17 to November 3, 2017 the Bicentennial of the Birth of Fr. José Xifré (1817-2017), co-founder of the Congregation and from 1858 to 1899 Superior General of the same, four out of the five studies are dedicated to him (pp. 9-184). (more…)

Claret in USA newspapers, 1851 and 1951

Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870) was consecrated Archbishop of Santiago, Cuba on October 6, 1850 and arrived there on February 16, 1851. Previously, he had been a tireless itinerant preacher in his native region of Catalonia, popular religious writer and publisher, and founder of the Congregation of Missionaries, Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  After six years, at the request of Queen Isabella II of Spain, Claret left Cuba and was officially appointed the Queen’s confessor on June 5, 1857. When the Queen was exiled from Spain on September 30, 1868, Claret accompanied her to Paris and remained with her until March 30, 1869. He left her service and Paris for Rome and participated in the First Vatican Council (1869-1870). Besieged by persecutors from Spain, Claret found refuge in a Cistercian monastery in Fontfroide, near Narbonne, France where he became ill and died on October 24, 1870. (more…)

Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: popular missions of Claret

On Monday, March 5, 2018, at 12 noon, the doctoral dissertation of Fr. Carlos Enrique Sánchez Miranda, CMF, Director of the CESC, took place at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, in the assembly hall of Cantoblanco facilities (Madrid).

The title of the thesis is: The popular missions of Fr. Claret in Catalonia between 1840 and 1850. A path of evangelization in times of crisis. (more…)

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Claret: passion, creativity and strategy

I was born in southwest Spain (Extremadura) and when I was 7 years old I migrated with my family to the northeast (Catalunya). At the age of 10, my parents “placed” me in the minor seminary that the Claretians had in Sant Boi de Llobregat (25 km from Barcelona). They possibly asked me about it, but I do not remember it. (more…)

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Visit of professors of the Claretian schools

For four days, from 9th to 13th April 2018, the second term (more…)

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April 21

“Oh my God, how patient you were with me!” (Aut.  65).


It is said that patience is the capacity to suffer adversities with courage. It is also the capacity to wait with perseverance and calmness for a thing that tarries. Let your heart speak, and check with wisdom your history until today. That is also “historia salutis”, history of salvation. With intelligence and wisdom, contemplate and be grateful for God’s capacity to suffer, (more…)

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Fr Carlos Sánchez, CMF, Director of the Centre of Claretian Spirituality in Vic, presents the scope and mission of the CESC as a center of historical research and spur of Claretian spirituality.


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