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Claretian Missionary Vocation
We are a Missionary Congregation of priests and brothers founded by Saint Anthony Claret in Spain on July 16, 1849.
We were founded
‘to proclaim the Word of God
using all means possible, reaching out
to the poor and marginalized.’
Our missionary call impels us to live
in community and our Claretian spirituality
is strengthened by the Word of God,
the Eucharist and our Marian sonship.
Saint Anthony Claret, C.M.F. was born on December 23, 1807 and died on October 24, 1870.
He was a Spanish Roman Catholic archbishop and missionary, and was confessor of Isabella II of Spain.
He founded the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, commonly called the Claretians on July 16, 1849.
Saint Anthony Claret
Saint Anthony Claret had a deep devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Because of that, he calls her "Our Foundress" since we all are called and become Sons of her Heart.
THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
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