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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.
“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…)
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…)
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…)
On October 14, 2018, Pope Francis proclaims two great Christians of our time as Saints in St. Peter’s Square (Rome), namely, Pope Paul VI, Pope of Vatican II and the post-conciliar years (1963-1978), and the bishop from El Salvador Oscar Arnulfo Romero, martyr.
Oscar was born in Ciudad Barrios on August 15, 1917, and died in San Salvador on March 24, 1980. He is well-known for his strenuous public defense of the poor and human rights, and his solidarity with the victims of violence existing back then in his country. Due to this, he was killed by a military sniper during the celebration of the Mass in the chapel of the Divina Providencia hospital in the capital city. He is buried in the cathedral. In America, the simple folk began immediately to call him as “Saint Romero of America”. (more…)