Antonio María CLARET, Gesammelte Briefe. Band 2. Briefwechsel zwischen Claret und staatlichen Stellen zu Kuba, translated and edited by Wolfang Deiminger, Zürich 2018, pp. XI-608.
In a first volume published in 2014, the Claretian Fr. Wolfang Deiminger on behalf of the German Claretian Province, had offered to the German-speaking audience the letters between Claret and his great friend and collaborator, priest and later bishop, José Caixal. In this second volume he publishes the letters between the Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba and later Queen Isabel II’s confessor, and the state authorities during the Cuban period (1851-1857), (more…)
PADRE CLARET, TUS ANSIAS…
P. Claret, tus ansias misioneras
dieron prisa de Dios a tu pisada.
El te puso su miel en la mirada
y colocó en tu pecho sus hogueras.
Oleaje feroz de humanas fieras
te lanzaba constante dentellada,
pero tú, con tu Dios, como si nada
traspasaste los fuertes y fronteras.
Hoy te dice, Claret, mi voz sencilla
que tu voz de divino pregonero
se expande sin cesar de orilla a orilla.
Que tu nombre conoce el mundo entero, (more…)
“To the degrading drunkenness of the pleasures of the flesh and the blood have been opposed to the delicious banquet of the body and blood in the Most Holy Sacrament that brings us to the source of divine life.”
(Carta ascética… al presidente de uno de los coros de la Academia de San Miguel. Barcelona 1862, p. 26).
IN THE INNER STOREROOM
What are the ideals of a large part of our society today, of men and women and especially of young people? It is usual reckoned as three: health, money, pleasure. The wheel that keeps turning around is egotism. Looking not for what is good, true or beautiful but rather whatever pampers the senses now or provokes (more…)
Historical photos are an important source for knowing our history. Here at Arxiu Claret there is a large collection of old photos that shows us the faces of many of our brothers and recalls a series of important events, such as the General Chapters, and moments of daily life, such as those shared in the houses of formation. Fr. Vittorio Bruscella, CMF, for two months has dedicated himself to unravel the mysteries of these photographs.