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International Archives Week 2019

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…)

Studia Claretiana 2018

The “Studia Claretiana XXXIII” , has just come out.  , 240 pp.

The reader can find the full text of the volume and the indexes in the corresponding section of this website.

The studies deal with themes that have partly or totally never been published before about Claret, such as: the Claret community in Madrid; the sending of seminarians to Cuba in the time of the Archbishop thanks to the mediation of the early community of Vic; what the North American and English press said about the presence of Claret in Cuba and in Madrid; a psychoanalytic reading of “great grace”; Claret evangelizer in a time of change; the visit of the Confessor of the Queen to the Extremadura Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

All this is the result of research done by the Claretians, Frs. J. Sidera, S. Blanco, (more…)

New digitized materials

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…)

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My experience

What features of Claret are a challenge and a stimulus for me as a claretian missionary in Japan?

My name is Marcel·lí Fonts. I was trained in the Province of Catalonia. I was ordained a priest on August 8, 1971. In 1973 I was sent to Japan. Along the 45 years of my missionary service in Japan I have carried out various ministries and positions, (more…)

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We found plenty of life

On January 25, 2019, six Claretian missionaries Sisters had the privilege of visiting the Mother House of the Claretian Missionaries in Vic. There were four (more…)

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June 18

“The good communicant compares well to the iron rod that gets into the forge where it becomes fire. Yes the soul who is a good communicant is purified. The fire takes away from the iron the slag, the natural coldness, the hardness, and becomes so soft that it melts and conforms to the taste of the designer.  So does the fire of divine love, in the forge of the communion, to the soul that receives it well and frequently.”

(Carta ascética… al presidente de uno de los coros de la Academia de San Miguel. Barcelona 1862, p. 30).

THE EUCHARIST, TRANSFORMING FIRE

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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.

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