Traces of Claret: Presentation-Contents

TRACES OF CLARET

Vincent Sanz Tobes, CMF

Translated by: Fr. Jesus Vasquez, CMF

introduction

Some time ago, in 1973, in the Claretian seminary of Segovia, a group of minor seminarians, guided by their formators, and after many days’ work, were able to make a dream come true. They gathered in just one book what they thought was essential to get to know the Congregation of Claretian Missionaries. Time passed and, with the collaboration of many others, we can publish now this edition, revised and updated.

The idea of reediting the book is basically due to the acceptance and usefulness it is having in the seminaries of the Congregation and in the provincial centres of Youth Ministry, as well as the felt need among vocation promoters of such publication. We know it has also been translated into French, Japanese and Russian.

To those who may consider the book too elemental I would say that my intention is still to respect the original idea: To have in just one book the basic elements to know the fundamental aspects that no candidate to the Congregation should ignore. At the end of each chapter I have added a “basic bibliography” for the sake of those who wish to widen their information.

I hope this book is useful to all. I dedicate this simple work to the Blessed Martyrs of Barbastro who, with their writings and the testimony of their death, have given the Congregation an inexhaustible treasure of life and hope.

Madrid, 16 July, 2000

 Vicente Sanz Tobes, cmf.

 TABLE OF CONTENTS

 INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I: SAINT ANTHONY MARY CLARET, FOUNDER

First years (1807-1829)

Priest, apostolic missionary and founder (1829-1850)

Archbishop of Cuba (1850-1857)

Apostle in Madrid (1857-1868)

His last years (1868-1870)

Glorified (1950)

Basic bibliography

CHAPTER II: HISTORY OF THE CONGREGATION

The Foundation (1849-1858)

Constitution of the Institute (1858-1870)

First great expansion (1870-1899)

Generalate of Fr. Clement Serrat (1899-1906)

Fr. Martin Alsina and the increase of the Congregation (1906-1922)

Fr. Nicholas García’s first mandate (1922-1934)

Fr. Philip Maroto’s short generalate of (1934-1937)

Towards the first centennial of the Congregation (1937-1949)

A new century for the Congregation (1949-1967)

The Congregation renews itself (1967-1979)

The Mission of the Claretian Today (1979-1991)

Servants of the Word (1991-1997)

Basic bibliography

CHAPTER III: CLARETIAN MARTYRS

Francis Crusats, protomartyr of the Congregation (1868)

Claretian Martyrs in Mexico.

Claretian Martyrs in Spain (1936)

Modesto Arnaus, Claretian martyr in Chocó (1947)

Rhoel Gallardo, martyr in Basilan, Philippines (2000)

Basic bibliography

CHAPTER IV: CLARETIANS WHO LEFT A TRACE

Cofounders of the Congregation

Superiors General

Selection of profiles

Proper nouns

Deceased Claretian Prelates

Basic bibliography

CHAPTER V: CLARETIAN MISSIONS

Claretian Missions in Africa

Claretian Missions in America

Claretian Missions in Asia and Oceania

Claretian Missions in East Europe

Basic bibliography.

CHAPTER VI: THE CLARETIAN FAMILY

The Claretian Family

Other members of the great Claretian family

Institutes related to Fr. Claret

Institutes related to the Claretian Missionaries

Basic bibliography.

APPENDICES

General Chapters of the Congregation

Important Documents of the Congregation

Social Communication Media

Claretian Presence in the Hierarchy

Evolution of the Coat of Arms of the Congregation

Statistics of the Congregation

Latest statistics