The Claretian Missionary, Fr. Ramon Caralt Roca, was born on April 20, 1939 in Santa Cecilia de Voltregà (Barcelona) and has just completed his missionary pilgrimage on June 17, 2020 at the Manresa hospital.
For these last years he was a member of the Claretian Community of Sallent. Previously he had been a member of several Communities of the Claretian Province of Catalonia.
His health had long declined quite a bit and in recent months it worsened inevitably.
His apostolic work was varied throughout his missionary life; but his dedication was above all to the preaching the Word of God in towns and parishes, and for some years in the central hospital of Bellvitge (Barcelona) with the sick. (more…)
We have received from the Claretian Fr. Jorge Alonso Clavijo (Córdoba, Argentina) this digital copy of a printed letter from Archbishop Saint Antonio María Claret, written in Santiago de Cuba on May 28, 1853. One of the original copies of this letter has been recently found by Fr. Jorge while ordering the archive of the Community. We appreciate his attention. Even though we already had a copy of this document in the CESC Archive, this is a good reason for us to remember once again the pastoral activity of our Founding Father.
As the reader can see, it is a letter that Claret addresses to all the clergy and faithful of his archdiocese. You can find the entire text with explanatory notes in: José Mª Gil, “Epistolario Claretiano”, vol. I, Madrid 1970, pp. 824-828 (EC). This book can be found on this CESC website. (more…)
We are pleased to communicate to the entire Claretian Family and to all who are interested in the figure of Saint Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870), that the second volume of the “Urget” collection has already come out. The name “Urget” is extracted from the Pauline text that Fr. Claret took as his motto for his archbishop’s shield: “Caritas Christi urget nos” (2Cor 5.14). The first volume of the collection was the work of the Claretian Carlos Sánchez Miranda: (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…)
“When Jesus Christ and his doctrine are despised, life is despised in the moral and social intelligence. A nation´s principle of intellectual life consists in having believes; and the first condition to have believes is to have a symbol and a symbol without Jesus Christ, the intellectual capacities don´t affirm, but they doubt and deny; and by doubt and denial, the intelligence loses life and so are dead. Losing Jesus Christ who is the truth and life, they go with Satan who is the father of lie and author of death”
(Carta Ascética… al presidente de uno de los coros de la Academia de San Miguel, Barcelona 1862, p. 47).
YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Christianity is born (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.