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50th Anniversary of the inauguration of the Temple (1970-2020)

In this month of October 2020, we recall and celebrate two important dates: the 150th anniversary of the death of Fr. Claret (October 24, 1870) and the 50th anniversary of the consecration and inauguration of the new Temple-Sepulchre dedicated to the Saint.

In another article we have listed the various graves that have contained, and sometimes hidden, the remains of Saint Anthony Mary Claret from 1870 to the present day.

Below we are offering a synthesis of the long (more…)

The Graves of Claret

In this year 2020 we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the death of Saint Anthony Mary Claret (1870-2020) and the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the current Temple-Sepulchre (1970-2020).

In this article we are going to point out above all the various tombs that the Saint has had since his death in Fontfroide (France) to the present one in Vic. But, given the importance of the place where he is now, we are going to frame it by briefly recalling the history of the place. The reason is that the current Temple-Sepulchre replaces the old church destroyed on July 21, 1936. (more…)

With this link, you will access a web page of the Claretian province of Fatima, where you will be able to find different proposals for missionary animation for the Claretian Missionary October or other opportune moments.

Among the materials we highlight a proposal for a community retreat for the month of October prepared by Fr. Juan Carlos Martos, Director of the Centro Fragua de Los Negrales.

Good preparation to celebrate with joy the 150 years of the death of Fr. Claret next day 24. (more…)

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March 5

“They shall love the virtue of poverty looking at it like a mother and a friend, and to this end they will do well by denying themselves of that which is sometimes necessary,  imitating Jesus, who became poor and needy because of us, poor nation, He lived very poor, and died poor and even naked” (Religious in their houses or daughters of the most Blessed and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Barcelona 1850, p. 121. Ed. crítica, in Madrid 1990; p. 173).


To love poverty involves thinking of it as something “lovable”, desirable… not as an imposed responsibility, a luster that we all would like to run away from or an ascetic imposition that falls on us like a flagstone.  To live poverty as a mother or a  friend means having it in great esteem. (more…)

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Fr. Josep Rovira, cmf, member of the CESC, explains how young Anthony Claret lived situations that led him to rethink the meaning of his life and give a radical vocational response. We pray that the celebration of World Youth Day  may become an opportunity for many young people to deepen their experience of encountering Christ and dare to follow and announce him.

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