“Gustavo Alonso and Josep Rovira cmff talking between brothers”
As of this Tuesday, December 21 the commented interview will be seen on the Claretianos del Sur YouTube channel: “With the Heart towards God, Gustavo Alonso and Josep Rovira cmff talking among brothers” .
This material arises from the joint work of the San José del Sur Province and the Claretian Spirituality Center (CESC). Father Josep Rovira interviews Father Gustavo Alonso, who recalls episodes in his life that are intimately intertwined with the history of the Congregation.
The comments of the Superiors General and young Missionaries included in this work help to highlight the importance of Father Gustavo Alonso in the process of Congregational renewal after the Second Vatican Council, both from the perspective of those who lived those transformations closely and of the new missionary generations.
Historical photos are an important source for knowing our history. Here at Arxiu Claret there is a large collection of old photos that shows us the faces of many of our brothers and recalls a series of important events, such as the General Chapters, and moments of daily life, such as those shared in the houses of formation. Fr. Vittorio Bruscella, CMF, for two months has dedicated himself to unravel the mysteries of these photographs. He has worked as a team with Fr. Rohan Peires, CMF, the archivist, Mr. Ricard Oliva, and our collaborator Mr. Joaquim Puigdemont, digitizing almost 4,000 photos. In addition, they have been placed on the website of CESC with their respective information. Here we present an entertaining interview with Fr. Vittorio, conducted by Fr. Sebin Mundackal, CMF. Fr. Vittorio, with the enthusiasm that characterizes him, explains to us his experience during these two months lived in the Mother House of Vic.
In 1849 16th July, Fr. Claret together with five of his companions founded the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Today as we cherish the memory of this humble beginning, the Mother-House and the foundation room in Vic, Spain give life to this memory and motivates each and every claretian missionary to follow the spirit and charism of our founder that have been transmitted to us through the missionaries who went ahead of us. Happy Foundation day!
Interview conducted on July 5, 2018 in Santiago de Chile, by the student Ezequiel Takaya, cmf, from the Province of San José del Sur, to Fr. Carlos Sánchez, cmf, Director of the Claretian Spirituality Center of Vic, about some aspects of Claret and Claretian spirituality.
Carlos Sánchez, CMF, Director of the Centre of Claretian Spirituality in Vic, presents the scope and mission of the CESC as a center of historical research and spur of Claretian spirituality.