Bicentenary Clotet2022-07-04T14:59:19+02:00

We offer here  Catecismo de los mudos a work that appeared in 1870.


We offer here the Suplemento de la Obra el Catequista  del sordo-mudo ignorante a work that appeared in the year 1892.

Bicentenary of the birth of venerable Fr. Jaime Clotet

Dear Brothers,

Warm greetings from Medellín, Colombia, where yesterday we began the second round of the interprovincial Spiritual Exercises of Colombia-Venezuela and Colombia Oriental-Ecuador.

As you will remember, on 24 July 2022 we will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Venerable Fr Jaime Clotet, co-founder of our Congregation. Five years ago, we celebrated the “Xifré Year”, commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of another of our co-founders, Fr José Xifré. In the context of the current call of the Church to live from the key of synodality, we became aware once again that God not only made use of our Fr. Founder, St. Anthony Mary Claret, to transmit to us the gift of our charism but also counted on the Claretians of the first moments of our history, the five co-founders. In each of them, we discover a rich and particular way of living this gift. Clotet, his simple and profound interior life, in the presence of God, his great filial love for Fr. Claret and his fraternal love and interest in each one of the brothers in the community where he lived, his openness, sincerity, and respect for his superiors, his concern for the poor, in particular, in his case, the fruitful apostolate supporting the deaf. […]

Jaime Clotet, catequista de sordomudos

Manuel R. SEGURA GIRALDEZ, Jaime Clotet, catequista de sordomudos, (Jaime Clotet, catechist for the deaf-mute), Graduation Exercise at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Salesian University, Rome 1986, pp. 104.

In the mid-nineteenth century a pastoral renewal movement arose in the Spanish Church. One of the aspects of this renewal was the world of the deaf-mute. On the one hand, these, using natural mimicry as the only means of communication, practiced an incomprehensible language that relegated them to perennial loneliness and abandonment. […]

Un hombre en la presencia de Dios

M. LOZANO, Un hombre en la presencia de Dios. Estudio sobre la experiencia espiritual del Siervo de Dios, P. Jaime Clotet, C.M.F., (A man in the presence of God. Study on the spiritual experience of the Servant of God, Fr. Jaime Clotet, C.M.F.), Grottaferrata (Rome) 1971, 341 pp.

While the books by M. Garnica and A. M. Arranz, recently reviewed, focused especially on historical facts, Lozano’s work tries to deepen the inner spiritual reality of Fr. Clotet. […]

¿Quién fue el P. Clotet?

– -, ¿Quién fue el P. Clotet? (Who was Fr. Clotet?) , Coculsa, Madrid 1962, 79 pp. On the occasion of the bicentennial of the birth of Fr. Clotet (July 24, 1822 – February 4, 1898) next July 24, we would like to offer the news or review of some publications about his life, not intending to be exhaustive. In any case, each of the various works that we will be presenting has its own features. […]

El que vio da testimonio

Marcos GARNICA FERNÁNDEZ, cmf., He who saw testifies. Brief biography of Fr. Jaime Clotet, co-founder of the Congregation, col. “Claretianos de ayer y de hoyn. 4, Argentina 2015, p. 32 (an English edition is available).

We are in the middle of the bicentennial of the birth of the Claretian Fr. Jaime Clotet y Fabrés. It is very suitable to remember once again his life and missionary work.  Some important biographies have been written about him, such as: M. AGUILAR, Biografía del Siervo de Dios P. Jaime Clotet y Fabrés, Barcelona 1907, 451 pp.; […]

For the celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of Fr. Jaime Clotet

The Claretian Year reminds us on 4 February of the death of Fr. Jaime Clotet, one of the co-founders of the Congregation. This year 2022 this memorial acquires a special connotation since on July 25 we will celebrate the bicentenary of his birth in Manresa (Barcelona). We have five months to prepare ourselves to celebrate with joy and gratitude this Claretian anniversary.

The last General Chapter invites us to “drink from the source of our Claretian spirituality in its origin and development …. (QC 48). […]

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