En este espacio se almacenan las noticias relacionadas con el CESC.

We continue with the digitalization of our Photographic collection

This June and July we have resumed the digitization of a very important block of our Photographic Collection.

We have carried out this work with the help of Rohan Peries Maththes, CMF and Vittorio Bruscella CMF.

It has consisted of making a copy in TIFF format of each of the photos in our photographic collection. This activity has been carried out by Fr. Rohan. Subsequently, these photographs have been cut out, reduced and transformed into JPG format; later they have been posted in the BD (Database). This activity has been carried out by Fr. Vittorio.


Fr. Gustavo Alonso, CMF

On June 17, 2021, the Claretian Fr. Gustavo Alonso Taborda died in the community of Rosario (Argentina). He had been born in Santiago Temple (Córdoba – Argentina) on August 12, 1931. He made his religious profession on February 11, 1948 and was ordained a priest on August 7, 1955. He received a doctorate in Spiritual Theology at the Angelicum (Rome) in 1957. His doctoral thesis, of which we have a copy in the Cesc archive, was on: “The prayer and doctrinal synthesis of S. Anthony M. Claret.” Returning to his country of origin, he was a trainer, teacher, preacher, book writer, and even a poet, an aspect that is surely little known. Later he held important Claretian positions, such as Secretary General (1967-1973), Provincial Superior of Argentina-Uruguay (1974-1979) and Superior General (1979-1991). Still from 1993 to 1996 he was Provincial Superior of Argentina-Paraguay. (more…)

First Editions of the Catechism in Basque

On Archive Day 2021 we present this unique translation into Basque and at the same time the formidable work of Liburuklik .

We are pleased to announce that we have incorporated into our library catalogue a remarkable work by Fr. Claret, in its translation into euskera. It is also the only Basque translation of this important work by Claret in 1881. Fr. J.M. Alday, CMF, a CESC collaborator, had informed us about the existence of this work and about the possibility of making a digital copy of this important book of Claret’s work.

We have been able to print and bind this booklet from Liburuklik Digitized Bibliographic Heritage. (more…)

New article about Miquel Palau, CMF (1868-1929)

We present the third part of a work done with part of our documentary collection. In this case it is the work carried out by Josep Mª Badia, a relative of Br. Palau.

Today, June 4, we recall the anniversary 153 of the birth of this illustrious son of Serrateix (Berguedà, Catalonia). This exemplary Claretian, whose beatification cause has already been introduced, was characterized by leading a life marked by the evangelical traits of a deep union with God and a humble and helpful treatment with his fellow men. (more…)

Article about the Fr. Joan Sidera Plana CMF

“Quaderns de la Selva, 30 (2018)”

The Claretian Fr. Joan Sidera Plana (La Cellera de Ter, 1918 – Barcelona, ​​2018), a tireless researcher on Fr. Claret.

The Centre d’Estudis Selvatans, together with the Regional Historical Archive of Santa Coloma de Farners, have been publishing this annual miscellaneous journal since 1984.

In this case they announce the publication of a very interesting article for the history of the Claret Archive in Vic. It’s a work by his own brother, Jaume Sidera Plana also a Claretian himself, in which he sums up Fr. Joan’s very interesting life. We point out, above all, the period since 1979, when he was assigned to Vic, (more…)