On 18 February 2018 His Lordship DD. Chinnabathini Bhagyaiah, bishop of Guntur, opened and blessed St. Claret Dhyanashram, a residential Retreat Centre, at our Bhattiprolu mission in Andhra Pradesh. On the same day, during the solemn Eucharist, 46 faithful were conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation....Read More
Claretian Publishers’ Triennial Meeting 2018
The Members of the Claret Publishing Group (CPG) met together in the Claretian Provincial House Bangalore from 10-17 February 2018 for their triennial meeting. The group was accompanied by Rev Fr Henry Omonisaye,cmf Consultor General in Charge of the Publications in the Congregation with Fr Alberto Rossa,CMF as the coordinator. Responding to the invitation of XXV General Chapter, we wish to be Claret Publishing Group going-forth. Fifteen participants from thirteen publishing houses of the Congregation were gathered in a very fraternal atmosphere, inspiring and encouraging one another.
YSM DAY at Claretian Seminary
YSM (Young Student Movements) DAY was held at Claretian Seminary on 8th February 2018. About 240 students from six schools participated in the programme based on the theme 'Be The Change of Tomorrow.' Fr. Xavier E. Manavath inagurated the programme and Fr. George Kannanthanam was the resource person of the day.
Sanyasa, the only Institute of Consecrated Life in India, organized a three day seminar on a relevant theme addressing the present scenario of India “Politics of Exclusivity, Division and Intimidation: A Critical Response from the Consecrated Persons” from 1st to 3rd February 2018. The seminar began on 1st February at 9:00 a.m. with an enthronement of the Word of God followed by prayer and lighting of the lamp. Then, Fr. Arul Jesu Robin cmf, the director of Sanyasa gave an overview of the seminar and welcomed each one warmly. Rev. Fr. Jacob Arakkal, cmf, the president of Sanyasa and the Provincial of the Bangalore Province gave an inaugural address in which he emphasized the prophetic role of the consecrated persons in the present scenario of India. About 125 men and women religious participated actively and benefitted hugely from the seminar.
Being a Claretian is a concrete way of being male, Christian, religious and apostle. Is to relive in community the spiritual and the fundamental concern of Claret to serve and build the Church with the ministry of the Word, proclaiming the kingdom of God. All life is thus configured for this charisma offered and shared in community (cf MCH 132).
The vocation to be part of the congregation is internal and personal call from God, received and discerned through the mediation of the Congregation is directed to a commitment to live as missionaries as a way of life in a ministerial or lay Claretian community.
As a characteristic of our life we make a special dedication to the Heart of Mary, given by the father Founder which express and extends his spiritual experience. Our spirituality has become all the subsidiary and through Mary, the spirit makes us share in the missionary Son of the father. The presence of the Heart of Mary gives our ministry a stamp of humility, gentleness, tenderness and maternal love.
To be a missionary and start a process of Claretian vocational discernment, these basic qualities are required:
• To be a baptized, confirmed, and practicing Roman Catholic at least 17 years of age.
• Be in good physical and mental health.
• Have felt an inclination to the missionary life.
• Sufficient knowledge of the Church and the Congregation.
• Provide the qualities required for this type of life without contraindications.
• And be prepared to initiate a process of clarification and discernment with Claretian missionary formators.
Join Claretian Missionaries
You can help us to identify young people who could be prospective missionaries and encourage them to follow the footsteps of the great missionary St. Anthony Mary Claret and proclaim the gospel anywhere in the world. Promote vocation to become a Claretian Missionary Priest or Brother.
Support Claretian Mission
You can be partners of our missionary activities by sponsoring the education of a child, helping in the rehabilitation of visually challenged, HIV and leprosy affected, financing the distribution of the Bible and many other ways. To coordinate the financial help from well-wishers and collaborators we have established the office of Mission Procura in the province.
Sponsor a Seminarian
Every family may not be able to offer a son at the service of the Church. But you can surely adopt a seminarian and be part of his journey to priesthood/ religious life in different ways. You can choose from the following options:
- Spiritual accompaniment by adopting a seminarian.
- Adopt a seminarian during his theological formation (last four years before ordination) bearing the complete expenses of his education (? 50, 000 per year).
- Spiritual accompaniment and partial financial help for the education of a seminarian.
- Group of families /association/ parish adopting a seminarian.
For details please contact:
Claretian Provincial House
28/12, 18th Cross Road, 14th Main
PO Box 5566
Malleswaram West, Bengaluru – 560 055
Tel.: +91 80 23002211
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