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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…)

150th Birth anniversary of Brother Miquel Palau, CMF (1868-1929)

On June 4, 2018, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Br. Miquel Palau’s birth and on October 16, 2019 we commemorated the 90th anniversary of his death. This exemplary Claretian brother, whose cause for beatification has been already introduced, was characterized for leading a life marked by the evangelical features of a deep union with God and a humble and helpful relationship with his fellowmen.

He spent all his life among tools of masonry, almost always in Cervera, where he died.

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Good Christmas 2018!

And so I constantly reflected on Jesus—in the crib, in the carpenter’s shop, on Calvary. I meditated on his words, his sermons, his actions; on the way He ate, dressed, and traveled from town to town. I took courage from his example and would ask myself, “How would Jesus act in this case?” Striving to imitate Him filled me with contentment and joy because I was pleased to think that my model was also my Father, my Master, and my Lord. My God, how good you are!”(Aut 356).

May we, as our Founder used to do, contemplate Jesus in the manger all the time during this Christmas Season, to feel encouraged to imitate him with greater fidelity. (more…)

Anthology of Spiritual texts of Fr Josep Xifré

Fr. Américo Paulo dos Santos Freitas Maia, cmf, from the province of Portugal, has selected a series of texts from the circulars written by Fr. José Xifré as well as from three of Fr. Xifré’s books (El auxiliar de los Misioneros, Espíritu de la Congregación y La gracia Divina) related to spiritual life and he has translated them into Portuguese.

This accurate and arduous work allows us, a year after the closing of the Xifré Year, to turn our regard to the spiritual magisterium of someone who was Superior General of our Congregation for more than 40 years.

We are given a new opportunity to drink from the sources of our missionary charism and find in these texts some encouragement to live our apostolic (more…)

Digitalisation of our photographic collection

Last October we started working on digitising this part of our archive. With the help of Fr. Placide Sumbula, cmf, we have begun to carry out this task. At the moment we have produced about 150 first photographs corresponding to the themes: Congregation (photographs of Claretians or people linked to Claretians) and Buildings (photographs of buildings related to the history of the Claretians).

The photographs are posted in our website in the Claret Archive section (subsection: Photographs), on the homepage menu, with a short description. Once you have accessed there, please take into account the following: (more…)