We inaugurate this new space!

In this new section you will find a review of various works of special interest to the Claretian family.

Gesammelte Briefe. Band 2

Antonio María CLARET, Gesammelte Briefe. Band 2. Briefwechsel zwischen Claret und staatlichen Stellen zu Kuba, translated and edited by Wolfang Deiminger, Zürich 2018, pp. XI-608.

In a first volume published in 2014, the Claretian Fr. Wolfang Deiminger on behalf of the German Claretian Province, had offered to the German-speaking audience the letters between Claret and his great friend and collaborator, priest and later bishop, José Caixal. In this second volume he publishes the letters between the Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba and later Queen Isabel II’s confessor, and the state authorities during the Cuban period (1851-1857), (more…)

CLARET, Antonio Maria

GUASCO Alberto, Claret Antonio Maria (1807-1870), EMI, Verona 2020, pp. 143.


The Claretian Community of “via Gaggio” (Lecco, Italy), on the occasion of its 45 years of existence, has wanted to offer the Italian-speaking public this life of Saint Anthony Maria Claret, in the “Lampi di storia” collection of EMI Publishing Co. from Verona.

The author, Alberto Guasco, is well known as a researcher at the Cnr-Isem (Institute for the History of Mediterranean Europe) in Milan (more…)

Deep-rooted and risky

BOCOS MERINO Aquilino, CMF, Cardinal, Arraigados y arriesgados. Siguiendo las huellas de Claret en el 150 aniversario de su muerte, (Deep-rooted and risky. Following in Claret’s footsteps on the 150th anniversary of his death), CMF General Government, Rome 2020, Claretian Publications, Madrid 2020, pp. 422.

As Fr. M Vattamattam, current Superior General of the Claretian Congregation says, “this book, Arraigados y arriesgados, (more…)

The fire of love. The definition of the missionary. Meditations

Several Authors, The fire of love. The definition of the missionary. Meditations, J. R. Sanz Ortiz (Publisher), Madrid 2020, pp. 242.

The Prefecture of Spirituality and Formation of the Claretian Province of Santiago (Spain) offered us in 2016 a first volume on the so-called “Apostolic prayer” of Saint Anthony Mary Claret, which we have already reviewed on this website. This time the comment in this volume is on a fundamental text of our spirituality, the so-called “Definition of the missionary.” (more…)

Praise, serve, love, know

Alabar, servir, amar, conocer. La oración apostólica. Meditaciones, Claretian Missionaries, Province of Santiago. VV. Madrid 2016, pp. 249.

The Claretian Province of “Santiago” began to publish some books, in the form of meditations, on some particularly typical and significant text of Saint Anthony Mary Claret. The first one that we are presenting now is the prayer (more…)