Historical Synopsis of the Congregation

Historical synopsis of the Congregation (150 Years)

 

  1. Origin

Antony Mary Claret: 1849 (6 members)

 

 

 

 

Dates & Personnel

Generals

Geographical

Regions

Apostolic Activities

Main issues

1849

(6)

St. Anthony M. Claret

Vic

Popular missions

Spiritual exercises for clergy

Stating is not easy

1849-1858

(13)

Estabal Sala

Vic

As above

Pastoral ministries

“Vida Religiosa”

The founder leaves for Cuba

Not much increase

Financial problems

Lack of funds

1858-1869

(64)

Josè Xifre

Vic, Gracia, Selva, Selva

Segovia

Jaca

Huesca

As above

Approval of Constitutions

Stability and vows

To enlarge

Growing in numbers

Admission of students

1862 & 1864: Gen.Chapter

1868-1875

(151)

Josè Xifre

Prades & Thuir (France)

Algeria

Chile

Barbastro “in secrecy”

As above

Mission with emigrants

Social works in Chile

Formation

Exile and growth

Internal consolidation

First vows (Prades) Religious of simple vows

International institute

1870 Definitive approval of Constituions

1857-1899

(1476)

Josè Xifre

Madrid 1877

Cuba 1879

Equitorial Guinea 1883

Rome 1884

Mexico 1884

Brazil 1895

Portugal 1898

More houses in Spain

As above

Schools

Work in Seminaries

First Parish.Chile

Mass media “Iris de Paz”

Growing in personnel: big seminaries, problems of growth

Diversity of apostolates

Serious financial problems

Division of provinces: Catalunya & Castilla (1895)

Internal legislation: “inventarla”

General Chapters: 1876, 1888, 1895, 1896, 1899

1899-1906

(1591)

Clement Serrat

Argentina

Gibraltar

As above

Consolidation in Schools and parishes: Latin America

Publications

3rd province: Betica 1906

Provincial Chapters 1901

Seminaries in the provinces

3 provinces in formation: Mexico, Chile and Argentina-Brazil

General Chapter 1904

1906-1922

(1943)

Martin Alsina

Choco

USA

Peru

Bolivia

(Vicariates of Baja California, Choco)

UK

Germany

France

Trieste (Italy)

Reinforcing former ones

Apostolic: Bishops

Spanish mission in paris

General Chapter: 1906. 1912

Revision of Constitutions according to the

Code of Canon Law 1917

Our own Code

1922-1934

(2500)

Nicolas Garcìa

Russia (1922)

China (1933)

Venezuela

Darièn and panama

Poland (at that time Germany)

Devotion to the Heart of Mary

(Votive temple-specific end)

Constitution adapted to the Code (1922-1924) “Back to the Origins”

Instability in Mexico and Spain

Claret’s beatification (29th Feb,1934) 85 years of foundation

General Chapter 1934

1834-1937

(2798)

Felipe Maroto

Spanish Civil War,

Claretian Martyrs

1937-1949

(2798)

Nicolàs Garcìa

Nicaragua

Dominican Republic

Phillipines

Sao Tome

Foundations USA -Cuba

Publications-missions-Christian education

Spanish Mariological Society (1940)

Popular Missions

Vocation ministry

2nd word war

Preparing the centenary

Crisis in Spain- Big development in Latin America

1949-1967

(3607)

Peter Schweiger

(The only non-spaniard Cmf in the chapter of 1949

Japan

Costarica

Austria

Belgium

Nederlands

Canada

Switzerland

Guatemala

Congo

Honduras

Ecuador

El Salavador

Grounds for the conciliar Change: Lot of misión assignments

Canonization of Claret (1950)

Studies in Europe: International centers. Rome and Salamanca

“Vida Religiosa”

New organisms

Centralization in formation, decentralization in organization´

Persecution in Cuba, China, Congo

General chapter 1961

1967-1979

(2900)

Antonio Leghisa

Camerun

Nigeria

Angola

Gabon

Slovenia

India

ITVR 1973

New missionary expansion: missions entrusted to the provinces

Lay Claretian movement

Vatican II Renewal Process

Of CC and Director

General Chpaters: 1967, 1973, 1979

Crisis in Religious life

Interprovincial conferences

Persecution in Guinea

1979-1991

(3000)

Gustavo Alonso

South Korea

Indonesia

Srilanka

Ivory Coast

Australia

Belarus

Family Lay people

The poor

inculturation

General Chapter 1985, 1991

The challenge of the new proivnces

1991-2003

(3063)

Aquilino Bocos

Russia

Ghana

Kenya

Tanzania

Uganda

Haiti

Taiwan

Czeck Republic

Slovakia

Word and Mission

Servants of the Word

Beatification of Barbastro Martyres 1992

Congregation moves towards Asia and Africa

General Chpater 1997 “In Prophetic mission”

150 Anniversary

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