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…)
To commemorate the celebration of International Archives Week 2019 Archives International Week 2019 we inform that we have digitized new materials.
In the course of a consultation we have spotted some tapes in 8mm format. They showed a poor state of conservation and we decided to digitize this part of our collection.
The result was these two videos of 42 ‘and 2’07.
They seem to be images from Guinea with the presence of Fr. Tomàs Lluís Pujadas (Sabadell, May 26, 1904 – Vic November 12, 1994), cmf. Fr. Pujades, however, was in Guinea and Panama, so we have doubts about the images. It must be said that in Panama there are also important Afro-American groups. (more…)
We are offering you, in a digital version, two new important works to know better Fr. Claret. The first, are his Spiritual Writings published in the Library of Christian Authors (BAC), in Madrid in 1985.
The author was a close friend of Fr. Claret, Fr. Francisco de Asís Aguilar, who would later be consecrated bishop of Astorga.
It is a biography of great historical value due to the closeness to the events occurred; in addition, it offers at the end, a series of testimonies from people who had known and had dealt directly with the Holy Missionary. (more…)
I heard it many times before. Claretians are missionaries who go to places where others would dare not go. Clever promotional pitch in a flyer posted in our school’s Guidance board. At that time, I was already accepted to join the Redemptorist seminary after my graduation. Yet for some mysterious reason I found (more…)
“Holiness supposes two things: being clean from sin and eminent in virtue. With the aim of acquiring it, you ought to take Jesus Christ as a model, the first priest and pontiff, meditating on his life and trying always to have him present in your thoughts, in your affections, in your words, in your work and in suffering for his love” (Advice to a priest who has just finished an Ignatian retreat. Vich 1844; p. 4).
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A wise commentary by Claret. Could it be otherwise?
With the passage of time (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.