(General Plan of Formation)


Documents of Vatican II

AG       Decreto Ad Gentes on the Church’s Missionary Activity           (1965)

DV       Constitución Dei Verbum on divine Revelation (1965)

GS       Constitución Gaudium et Spes on the Church in the                 Modern World (1965)

LG       Constitución Lumen Gentium on the Church (1964)

OT       Decreto Optatam Totius on the Training of                               Priests’ Formation (1965)

PC       Decreto Perfectae Caritatis on the up-to-date Renewal of      religious Life (1965)

PO       Decreto Presbyterorum Ordinis on the Ministry and Life of Priests (1965)

SC        Constitución Sacrosanctum Concilium on the sacred Liturgy (1963)

Papal Documents

Benedict XV

MI       Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud (1919)

Paul VI

EN       Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Nutiandi (1975)

MQ     Motu Proprio, Miniteria Quaedam (1972)

SCa     Encyclical Sacerdotalis Caelibatus (1967)

SDO    Motu Proprio, Sacrum Diaconatum Ordine (1967)

PR       Apostolic Constitutions Pontificalis Romani (1968)

John Paul II

CA       Encyclical Centesimus Annus (1989)

ChL      Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici (1989)

D&V    Encyclical Dominum et Vivicantem (1986)

DiM     Encyclical Dives in Mesericordia (1980)

EV       Encyclical Evangelium Vitae (1995)

MD      Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem (1988)

PDV     Apostolic Exhortation Pastoris Dabo Vobis (1992)

RD       Apostolic Exhortation Redemptionis Donum (1984)

RH       Encyclical Redemptor Hominis (1979)

RM      Encyclical Redemptoris Mater (1987)

RMi     Encyclical Redemptoris Missio (1990)

SRS      Encyclical Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (1987)

VS       Encyclical Veritatis Splender (1993)

Benedict XVI

DCE     Encyclical Deus Caritas Est (2005)

SS        Encyclical Spe Salvi (2007)


AL        Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (2016)

CV       Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit (2019)

EG       Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (2013) 

GE       Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (2018)

LF        Encyclical Lumen Fidei (2013)

LS        Encyclical Laudato Si’ (2015)

MM     Apostolic Letter Misericordia et Misera (2016)

MV      Bula de convocación del jubileo extraordinario de la               Misericordia, Misericordiae Vultus (2015)

VELM  Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio: Vos Estis Lux                  Mundi (2019)

Documents of the Holy See

AAS     Acta Apostolicae Sedis

CIC      Codex Iuris Canonici (1983)

DVM   Development of Vocation Ministry in Particular Churches        (1992)

EV       Enchiridion Vaticanum

FLC      Document. Fraternal Life in Community (1994)

GUPAF         Guidelines for the Use of Psychology in the Admission and      Formation of Candidates for Priesthood (2015)

IBC      Document on the Interpretation of the Bible in the Church      (1993)

IM      Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church     (2015)

MR      Document Mutuae Relationes (1978)

NWNW        Guidelines. For New Wine New Wineskins (2017)

OPR     Ordo Professionis Religiosorum (1970)

PFS      Directives on the Preparation of Formators in Seminaries        (1993)

PI         Instruction Potissimum Institutioni (1990)

RC       Instruction Renovationis Causam (1969)

RFIS     Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis (2016)

RHA     Religious and Human Promotion (1978)

RO       Rite of Orders (1968)

SAC     Starting Afresh from Christ (2002)

SAO     Instruction The Service of Autority and Obedience (2008)

Writings of our Founder

Ap       Apuntes para el Régimen de la Diócesis (1857)

Aut      Autobiography

CI        El Colegio Instruito (1860)

CPP     Carta Pastoral al Pueblo (1853)

DCr      Doctrina Cristiana (1851)

EA       Escritos Autobiográficos (1981)

EC        Epistolario Claretiano (1970, 1987)

EE        Escritos Espirituales (1985)

RE        (A) Reglamento para los Estudiantes (Text A) (1862)

RE        (B) Reglamento para los Estudiantes (Text B) (1862)

Documents of the Congregation

AG. CMF      CMF General Archives

AP       Decree On Apostolate (1967)

1B       Decree On Brothers (1967)

2B       Decree On Brothers (1973)

CC       CMF Constitutions (1986)

CCTT   Constitutions and CMF Texts (1972) (1972)

CVD     Claretian Vocational Directory (2000)

Dir       CMF Directory (2011)

1F        Decree On Formation (1967)

2F        Decree On Formation (1973)

G         Decree On Government (1967)

GPF     General Plan of Formation (1994)

OSG    Ordo Studiorum Generalis (1929, 1959)

1RL      Decree On Religious Life (1967)

2RL      Decree On Religious Life (1973)

General Chapters

CPR     The Claretian in the Process of Congregational Renewal (1985)

DC       Declaration On Our Charism (1967)

IPM     In Prophetic Mission (1997)

MCT    The Mission of the Claretian Today (1979)

MFL    Men on Fire with Love. Called to Live our Missionary Vocation Today (2009)

MS      Missionarii Sumus: Witnesses and Messengers of the Joy of the Gospel (2015)

TTML  That They May have Life (2003)

SH       Declaration on Our Spiritual Heritage (1967)

SW      Servants of the Word (1991)

Other Abbreviations


Bro      ALONSO, G., Circular The Brothers and the Claretian Mission Today (1981)

CF        ALONSO, G., Circular Claretians in Formation (1990)

CYT      Collection Claretians of Yesterday and Today (Prefecture General of Formation)

EsC      XIFRE, J., El Espiritu de la Congregation (1880)

MB      BOCOS, A., Circular The Missionaries Brothers (1997)

MTM   BOCOS, A., Missionary Testament of our Martyrs (1992)

OPML Our Project of Missionary Life (Commentary on the CC: 1989-1991)

OMS   Our Missionary Spirituality Along the Journey of God’s People (2002)

RCC     ALONSO, G., Circular The Renewed Constitutions (1982)

ZEAL    GARCIA, N., Circular On Zeal (1931)


DA       V Conferencia General del Episcopado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, Documento de Aparecida (2007)

Note: The complete bibliographical reference to most of the documents cited here is found either in Appendix 1 or is easily accessible in the case of well-known Church and congregational documents.