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We are missionaries

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Around the world the Claretians carry out an unwavering mission to reach across barriers and touch people’s lives. From the inner-city to remote jungles, Claretians take their messages of hope, love, and justice directly to the people who urgently need it. They foster the spark that leads each person to Christ.

The charisms of community, mission, spirituality, and evangelization guide the Claretians in their work. A rich community life, supported by 3,000 Claretians worldwide, nourishes the Claretians’ ministry and their lives. Their common mission has led them to almost 70 countries on five continents where they work in a wide variety of settings from parishes, universities , hospitals,  to city streets.

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In their words and actions Claretians strive to evangelize through their witness to the Word of God.  Throughout all of their many ministries,  Claretian spirituality helps them listen to the weary of the world with their hearts.

The Claretians’ diverse ministries are a reflection of their founder, Saint Anthony Claret. He strove to spread the Good News of the Gospel by any means possible. A prolific writer, Claret published more than 200 books and pamphlets. 

“I have so much love for the missionaries that I would pour out my blood for them, I would offer them any service, deprive myself of food for the body if this would help support them in their labors. When I consider how they are working to make God better known and loved, and that souls be saved and not condemned, I am possessed by I do not know what kind of longing and impatience.”

   - Saint Anthony Claret 

The Claretians walk with people who are in need. In the U.S. and Canadian province, Claretians are present in poor neighborhoods where young people live in the shadow of gang violence. We've built housing for seniors and families who otherwise couldn’t afford a home of their own. We minister to students on college campuses, helping them build strong faith communities.

We sponsor a vibrant publishing ministry, Claretian Publications, and foster devotion to St. Jude through the National Shrine of St. Jude.  We are building our presence in the United Nations, giving a voice to the voiceless around the world.  We serve in a variety of medical and hospital ministries.  We foster community organizing from the inner city to the needs of campesinos (fieldworkers).

 We have brought evangelization into the digital world with our internet radio station RadioClaret America and in community after community, we are a singular resource for latino Catholics, the fastest growing population in the American Catholic Church.  

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