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Presentation of a fundamental book about Claret, in Vic

On November 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., the presentation of the book “Las misiones populares del Padre Claret en Cataluña entre 1840 y 1850. Un camino de evangelización en tiempos de crisis” (“The popular missions of Father Claret in Catalonia between 1840 and 1850. An evangelisation path in times of crisis”) took place”; it has been published by Claret Publishing Co., Barcelona 2019, 477 pp.

It is actually the result of the Doctoral Thesis defended by Fr. Carlos Sánchez Miranda, cmf, at the Pontificia Universidad Comillas of Madrid (Spain). It is also the first volume of the “Urget” collection, which will offer studies on the figure of Saint Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870), his life, mission, text and context.

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Claret and Popular Missions

The book “The popular missions of Father Claret in Catalonia between 1840 and 1850. A path of evangelization in times of crisis” Editorial Claret, Barcelona 2019, 477 pp. written by Fr. Carlos Sánchez Miranda, CMF, has just been published. It is the outcome of his Doctoral Thesis, defended on March 5, 2018 at the Faculty of Theology of the Comillas Pontifical University (Madrid, Spain). It is also the first volume of the new “Urget” collection, which will publish studies on Saint Anthony Mary Claret, sponsored by the “Claretian Spirituality Centre” (CESC) of Vic (Spain). Other words will follow, among them the forthcoming: “San Antonio María Claret y el protestantismo de su tiempo”, which is the outcome of the Doctoral Thesis of Fr. José María Hernández, CMF, defended at the Faculty of Theology of Granada (Spain). (more…)

A film about Claret

For years the Claretian Missionaries and other groups of the Claretian Family had been thinking about making a film about Saint Anthony Mary Claret. His life has all the necessary features to make it attractive and “edifying”, if this last adjective can still be used at a time when only the “villains” seem to enjoys good press. Perhaps the complexity of the character, the variety of settings in which he moved (Catalonia, Canary Islands, Cuba, Madrid, a number of places in Spain, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Fontfroide) and, above all, the high costs involved in making a film ended up discouraging us. But everything began to change in the wake of the film “A forbidden God,” which tells the story of the Claretian martyrs of Barbastro. The good acceptance on the part of many people – not always on the part of a certain review that tends to disregard everything related to the Church – encouraged us to embark on the adventure (more…)

International Archives Week 2019

To commemorate the celebration of  International Archives Week 2019  Archives International Week 2019 we inform that we have digitized new materials.

In the course of a consultation we have spotted some tapes in 8mm format. They showed a poor state of conservation and we decided to digitize this part of our collection.

The result was these two videos of 42 ‘and 2’07.

They seem to be images from Guinea with the presence of Fr. Tomàs Lluís Pujadas (Sabadell, May 26, 1904 – Vic November 12, 1994), cmf. Fr. Pujades, however, was in Guinea and Panama, so we have doubts about the images. It must be said that in Panama there are also important Afro-American groups. (more…)

Studia Claretiana 2018

The “Studia Claretiana XXXIII” , has just come out.  , 240 pp.

The reader can find the full text of the volume and the indexes in the corresponding section of this website.

The studies deal with themes that have partly or totally never been published before about Claret, such as: the Claret community in Madrid; the sending of seminarians to Cuba in the time of the Archbishop thanks to the mediation of the early community of Vic; what the North American and English press said about the presence of Claret in Cuba and in Madrid; a psychoanalytic reading of “great grace”; Claret evangelizer in a time of change; the visit of the Confessor of the Queen to the Extremadura Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

All this is the result of research done by the Claretians, Frs. J. Sidera, S. Blanco, (more…)