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Who are the Claretian Family?

THE CHARISM IS A GRACE, A GIFT GIVEN BY GOD THE FATHER,
THROUGH THE ACTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Pope Francis

We form the Claretian family a group of congregations and institutions that we have to San Antonio Maria Claret as a founder or we share his spirit and together we continue the Mission for which the Holy Spirit provoked him in the church.

Missionaries Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” (Claretians Missionaries), founded by San Antonio Maria Claret in Vic (Spain), in 1849. (www.claret.org)

Nuns of Mary Immaculate Missionaries Claretian“, founded by San Antonio Maria Claret and mother Maria Antonia Paris in Cuba, in 1855. (http://www.claretianasrmi.org)

Secular institute “Filiation Cordimariana” founded by San Antonio Maria Claret in 1847, organized in Plasencia (Cáceres, Spain) from 1943, and approved as a Secular Institute of Pontifical Law on 1973. (http://www.filiacioncordimariana.org)

“Movement of Lay Claretians”, inspired by a project of San Antonio Maria Claret, in 1846, approved by the Pontifical Council for the Laity on 1988. (http://www.seglaresclaretianos.org)

Missionaries of Mary Immaculate“, founded in 1909 by the Rvmo. P. Armengol Coll CMF, apostolic Vicar of Equatorial Guinea, and mother Imelda Makore.

“Missionaries Cordimarianas”, founded in Mexico in 1921, by Fr. Julián Collell CMF and M. Carmen Serrano. (http://www.miscordi.com.mx)

“Missionaries of the Claretian institution”, founded in Vic (Spain) in 1951 by Fr. Luis Pujol CMF and M ª Dolores Solá. (www.claretianasmic.org)

“Missionaries of San Antonio M ª Claret”, founded in 1958 in Londrina (Paraná-Brazil) by the Rvmo. Fr. Geraldo Fernandes CMF, archbishop of that city, and M. Leonia Mílito. (http://www.missionariesamclaret.it)

THE MEETINGS OF THE CLARETIAN FAMILY


San Antonio María Claret, historical father of the Claretian Family

FC is the realization of Claret’s dream. A great movement for the evangelization of the world. The founding father, in contact with the needs and urgencies of the people of God, was giving answers through preaching and movements and associations. Everything was born and unified in the same spirit. But he felt the need to create an objective communion as a big family.

He tried twice. The first attempt in 1847-is a brotherhood composed “of subjects-priests, lay and deaconesses-desirous of the spiritual and bodily good of the close relations”. It began to work in Vic, but, shortly after, it was dissolved, perhaps by far too advanced in its time on the question of the apostolate of women.

In 1864 he tried to reorganize it again, in the form of archconfraternity with three orders: CMFs, Institute of Lay clerics living in community, and other devout worshippers of Mary. The Revolution of 1868 and the death of the Saint, in 1870, made these attempts to enter crisis. They survived in organized form the Archconfraternity, with the congregation of missionaries, and the Nuns of Mary Immaculate.

For a long time, the congregation of missionaries felt responsible for all the Claretian inheritance, including as the congregation’s own works some of the secular and religious branches.

Fr. Pedro Schweiger, General of the CMF, in the circular letter in 1952 on the papal Bull of canonization of the founding father speaks for the first time of the “Great Claretian Family”.

Between 1967-79 there were several renovation chapters, in which the charismatic dimension of San Antonio Maria Claret was rediscovered as a founder, and it was understood that the efforts should be more in communion than in the aggregation of the different expressions of the charism.

At the end of the General chapter of the Missionaries Claretians of 1979 was celebrated a “day of the Family Claretian”, in which they participated, for the first time 7 of the 8 current branches and made the decision to have a meeting of the whole family Claretian every 4 years in some place Of the world to deepen the shared charism, share the historical experience and propose “family” actions for a better evangelizing service.

THE MEETINGS

YOU HAVE BEEN HAVING FROM THAT CHAPTER UNINTERRUPTED
IX ENCUENTRO

MÜHLBERG, 2017

VIII MEETING

BATA, 2013

VII MEETING

VIC, 2009

VI MEETING

BANGALORE, 2005

V MEETING

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, 2001

IV MEETING

FONTFROIDE, 1996

III MEETING

LAJAS DE YAROA, 1992

II MEETING

VIC, 1988

I MEETING

ROMA, 1984

PRAYER OF CONSECRATION TO MARY OF THE CLARETIAN FAMILY

Mother, here’s your family!
O Virgin and Mother of God and our mother!

At the beginning of this meeting of the Claretian family,
We want to apply for your maternal presence among us,
Gathered in the name of your son.

We want to experience your maternal function
In each of the branches.
We wish to welcome you
As a common mother of all our family,
Born of the word and the spirit
In the mediation of your servant and son Antonio Maria Claret.

Make them keep the gift of the spirit,
Take care of our communion,
Conviértenos the Gospel and Impúlsanos with your maternal spirit
To advertise it adequately to everybody.

Mother, here’s your family!
Keep it with Concorde in charity!
Mother, here’s your family!
Send it, so that, announcing to all the gospel,
Work with the church and within the church
To realize in this world the Kingdom of God.
Amen.