II Encounter of the Claretian Biblical Team

10561627 10204386008800099 653397166912821287 nMadrid, Spain. From 17 to 23 July in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid), the Claretian biblical team had a meeting convened by the General Prefecture of Apostolate.

The encounter has been entitled "crossroads" and involves experts in Biblical-Pastoral areas where the Congregation carries out its missionary evangelization: Juan Bautista Florez of Colombia-Venezuela, Arul Robin of Chennai, Henry Omonisaye of West Nigeria, Emeterio Chaparro of the Province of Santiago and José Vidal of MICLA. Other participants are experts or heads of publications such as Alberto Rossa of Macau, Jude Langeh of Cameroon, Martin Amalanathan of St. Charles Lwanga, Jacob Arackal of Bangalore, and Josep Roca along with Claretian Publications of Barcelona with layman Marcelli. Also attending were some internet experts like Jesus Centeno of Spain and Louie Guades of the Philippines.10557229 10204386009760123 7283299554299026012 n
In addition to assessing the journey on the road from the last meeting of the team had in Quibdó (Colombia), the leaders of the various continental areas have reported on the projects of Bible-based pastoral ministry that is being made.

The Meeting will conclude with the development of a number of proposals for the next General Chapter of the Congregation.

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Malpaso, la frontera que divide y hermana en TVE 2

Jueves, 22/05/2014 Madrid, España.

El programa de la Televisión Española "Pueblo de Dios" (de TVE 2), trasmitió el pasado domingo 18 de mayo el primero de los reportajes titulado "Malpaso, la frontera que divide y hermana". El reportaje narra el compromiso de nuestros hermanos claretianos de la provincia de Antillas con los refugiados haitianos en la frontera entre República Dominicana y Haití. En la producción se refleja el compromiso de misión compartida entre las fundaciones PROCLADE (Provincia de Santiago de España) y PROMICLA (Promoción Claretiana de Antillas), así como de las hermanas Vedrunas.

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Major Superiors' Meeting in Vic.

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On January 20th 2014 at 12:00 in the Crypt of St. Anthony M. Claret Sepulcher at Vic started the Major Superiors Meeting to start preparing the 2015 General Chapter.

The mass was presided by Fr. General, Josep Abella, who in his homily, based on the gospel of the wineskins and cloth patches, invited us to risk losing when it is the Kingdom who is winning, and not being afraid of losing old prerogatives and privileges to give way to the new wine that is requiring from us to change our wineskins. The mass was celebrated in Spanish, English and French. After the mass I took a picture of Fr. Juan Carlos Bartra close to Claret's sarcophagus opened for the occasion.DSCN3158

After the mass we had lunch and, what a surprise, the wine they were serving was from Artés, the village of fr. Marcel.li.

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La Misión Claretiana en Asia

LazN5LhgERkEn esta entrevista para el programa "Donde Dios Llora" de "Catholic Radio and Television Network", el P. General Josep Abella hace un repaso a la labor misionera de los claretianos en Asia. La presentadora, María Lozano, inicia el recorrido en el país al que el P. Josep fue enviado cuando era un joven misionero: Japón.

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Beatification in Tarragona

Martyrs of Tarragona-Fernan CaballeroTarragona, Spain. Everything is now ready for the Beatification of the group of 522 "Martyrs of the XX Century in Spain". Among them are the 23 Claretian Martyrs of Sigüenza, Fernán Caballero, and Tarragona.The solemn celebration will take place on Sunday, October 13th in the main plaza of the "Complejo Educativo of Tarragona".

Link to the Congregation page.

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