We inaugurate this new space!

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

Jaime Clotet, catequista de sordomudos

Manuel R. SEGURA GIRALDEZ, Jaime Clotet, catequista de sordomudos, (Jaime Clotet, catechist for the deaf-mute), Graduation Exercise at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Salesian University, Rome 1986, pp. 104.

In the mid-nineteenth century a pastoral renewal movement arose in the Spanish Church. One of the aspects of this renewal was the world of the deaf-mute. On the one hand, these, using natural mimicry as the only means of communication, practiced an incomprehensible language that relegated them to perennial loneliness and abandonment. (more…)

Un hombre en la presencia de Dios

M. LOZANO, Un hombre en la presencia de Dios. Estudio sobre la experiencia espiritual del Siervo de Dios, P. Jaime Clotet, C.M.F., (A man in the presence of God. Study on the spiritual experience of the Servant of God, Fr. Jaime Clotet, C.M.F.), Grottaferrata (Rome) 1971, 341 pp.

While the books by M. Garnica and A. M. Arranz, recently reviewed, focused especially on historical facts, Lozano’s work tries to deepen the inner spiritual reality of Fr. Clotet. (more…)

Isabel II. Una Biografía

Isabel Burdiel. ISABEL II. Una Biografía (1830-1904). Ed. Taurus. Madrid 2010. 943 pages. plus 25 photo album.

(This review appeared in the magazine “Razón y Fe” 263 (2011) pp. 315-317. Madrid was the place where Saint Anthony Mary Claret lived the longest: for almost twelve years. Queen Isabel II called him from Cuba to go to that capital and to be his confessor. Hence the importance of knowing a little more about that real figure. (more…)

¿Quién fue el P. Clotet?

– -, ¿Quién fue el P. Clotet? (Who was Fr. Clotet?) , Coculsa, Madrid 1962, 79 pp. On the occasion of the bicentennial of the birth of Fr. Clotet (July 24, 1822 – February 4, 1898) next July 24, we would like to offer the news or review of some publications about his life, not intending to be exhaustive. In any case, each of the various works that we will be presenting has its own features. (more…)

“Enamoraos de Cristo…” y de Claret.

Joan SIDERA i PLANA, “Enamoraos de Cristo…” y de Claret. Homenaje al P. Joan Sidera i Plana, CMF, en sus 75 años de ordenación sacerdotal, (“Fall in love with Christ…” and Claret. Tribute to Fr. Joan Sidera i Plana, CMF, in his 75 years of priestly ordination), Ed. Claret, Barcelona 2017, pp. 383.

In the prologue (pp. 7-14), the, at that moment, (more…)

Los santos del siglo XX y la enfermedad

AA. VV., Los santos del siglo XX y la enfermedad, Javier de la Torre (coord.), PPC, Boadilla del Monte (Madrid) 2021, pp. 543.

This book represents the second part of another that was very well received in 2019: “Los santos del siglo XX y la enfermedad” (PPC). It contains the experience of 17 Christians, ranging from the second half of the 18th century to the second half of the 20th century. Among them (more…)

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