Formation Library

This Section contains the formative documents of the Church and the Congregation. You will find also booklets prepared by the General prefecture of formation in the past years. The article library contains articles on different themes on formation. You may download the required articles as guided by the link. You will also find links to Catholic information, resources and news.

General Plan of Formation

GPF can quite fittingly be considered as the Magna Carta on Formation that the Congregation, as mother and teacher, offers to its members, and above all to its new missionaries. It gathers up the core essentials of our missionary life and high lights its dimensions: charismatic, Christocentric, ecclesial, cordimarian, and human.

Initiation into the Missionary Life, Manual for the Claretian Novice

This manual presents the summary of the main topics and formation suggestions that the novices in the congregation must learn and assimilate during the novitiate.

Historical Notes on Formation in the Congregation

These notes are the fruits of the research by Fr. J.M Palacios cmf who has presented them in a book as an aid for Claretian formators so that they may come to know the partly scattered and forgotten tradition of our formative reality.

Claretian Year

Includes the daily itinerary of St. Anthony Mary Claret; History of the Congregation from its foundation to January 1, 2020; Important persons related to Claret and the Congregation; the Autobiography of Claret; Consitutions of the Congregation; selected Chapter Documents; daily reflection and quotable quotes.

Claretian Vocation Directory

“This Directory gathers together the most important points of reference, objectives, criteria, attitudes and options that must be present in an adequate pastoral approach to Claretian vocation ministry.

Initiation in the Ministry of the Word

Our formation should be a process of initiation in the ministry of the Word in such a way that the Word should become one of the hinges of the process of formation. IMW is a pedagogical tool geared to this goal.

Traces of Claret

A guide to the essentials to get to know the congregation of Claretian missionaries prepared by Fr. Vicente Sanz Tobes. It is a useful hand book of information about the congregation for missionaries in formation

The Claretian Formator

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2014  Apostolic Letter to the Consecrated-Year of Consecrated Life
2014  Circular Letter to the Religious-Year of Consecrated Life
Papal Addresses on World Day of Consecrated life
2011  Reform of Ecclesiastical Studies of Philosophy
2011  Pope Benedict XVI-Internet in the Seminary Formation
2009  African Synod-Proposals related to Formation
2008  Guidelines for the Use of Psychology in Formation
2008  On Higher Institutes of Religious Sciences
2008  The Service of Authority and Obedience
2007  Aparecida- Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean
2005  Criteria for Discernment of Vocations-Homosexual Tendencies
2002  Starting Afresh from Christ
2001  Novo Millennio Ineunte
1998  On the Relationship between Faith and Reason
1998  Inter Institute Collaboration
1998  Formation of Permanent Deacons
1997  New Vocations for Europe
1996  Vita Consecrata
1996  On Admitting Candidates from Other seminaries
1994-1995  Papal Audiences on Consecrated Life
1994  Working Paper for Synod of Bishops on Consecrated Life
1994  Ordinatio Sacerdotalis
1994  Fraternal Life in Community
1994  Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests
1993  Catechism of the Catholic Church
1993  On Preparation of Seminary Educators
1992  Pastores Dabo Vobis
1990  Directives on Formation
1990  Redemptoris Missio
1988  Virgin Mary in Intellectual and Spiritual Formation
1986  Formation and Social Communication
1986  Pope’s Message to Conference of Religious
1984  Redemptionis Donum
1983  Essential Elements in Religious Life
1983  Educational Guidance in Human Love
1983  Code of Canon Law
1980  On Spiritual Formation in Seminaries
1980  The Contemplative Dimension of Religious
1979  Liturgical Formation in Seminaries
1978  Religious and Human Formation
1978  Mutual Relations between Bishops and Religious
1974  Guidelines for Formation in Celibacy
1971  Evangelica Testificatio
1970  Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis
1967  On Celibacy of Priests
1966  Ecclesiae Sanctae
1965  Perfectae Caritatis
1965  Presbyterorum Ordinis
1965  Optatam Totius Decree on Priestly Training
1964  Lumen Gentium
1963  Paul VI-Summi dei Verbum
1961  On Selection and Training of Candidates to Religious life and priesthood
1959  John XXIII- Princeps Pastorum
1959  John XIII-Sacerdoti Nostri Primordia
1957  Pius XII- On the States of Perfection
1954  On Virginity
1950  Pius XII on Development of Holiness of Priestly life
1947  Pius XII-Provida Mater Ecclesia
1935  Pius XI on Catholic Priesthood
1926  Pius Xi-On Catholic Missions
1908  Pius X On Priestly Holiness
1879  On the Restoration of Christian Philosophy
1563  Trent on Seminary Formation
1215  IV Lateran Council
1179  III Lateran Council
460  Leo the Great

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