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We are Missionaries in Leyton

Our community of Leyton was founded in 1997. It is currently compromised by: Fr. Bijoy Chandra Nayak, Fr. Jim Boothman, Fr. Gerry Ezekwere and Fr. Philip Blandford. SPECIFIC MISSION Parish.

 MONTH OF MAY. MONTH OF MARY.

In our Pastoral Centres the month of May is lived with much intensity.  These is no shortage of activities and celebrations for Mary. As, for example, in the Heart of Mary Parish in Las Palmas where they celebrated a Prayer Vigil on the 13 May on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of […]

Meeting of Prefects of Formation in Guatemala

From May 13 to 22, the Encounter of Formation Prefects of our Congregation is being celebrated in Guatemala. Juan Jesús Gea Carrasco, cmf, Prefect of Students is participating in the Province. The meeting will deal with topics such as discernment and accompaniment, interculturality, solidarity and mission and the General Training Project.

Tomorrow three young deacons are ordained

Tomorrow, May 18, 3 new Claretian deacons who are forming in our Province will be ordained: John Vinothan (who belongs to the Province of Germany), Divin Kisakala Kivuvu (who belongs to the Delegation of the Congo) and José Enrique García Rizo ( from our Province of Fatima). It will be in the Claret Parish of […]

Solidarity Market in Cordoba (Spain)

On the 13 to 15 a Solidarity Market was held organised by our parishes and Proclade Delegation in Cordoba (Spain)

Meeting of Migration Delegations of Andalusia

Last week the Diocesan Delegations of Migrations of Andalusia met in Antequera (Spain). Participated José Antonio Benitez, member of our community of Malaga.

 We are Missionaries in Colegio Internato Dos Carvalhos (Portugal)

Our community of Colegio Internato Dos Carvalhos (Portugal) was founded in 1950. It is currently compromised by: Fr. António de Araújo Oliveira, Fr. Joaquim Domingues Cavadas, Fr. José Martins Maia, Fr. José Pires Diz and Fr. Vítor Manuel Pereira Pinto. SPECIFIC MISSION Pastoral education, parish…

Encounter between schools of our Province

Last week members of the Spanish and Portuguese schools met in Carvalhos to strengthen ties and share key points of their pastoral and pedagogical projects.

 With Him

In our parish of Carmen, every second Thursday of the month, a prayer time is summoned at night, under the title: “With Him”. A long time, in silence and adoration. Yesterday it was done again.

Vocation Event in Zimbabwe

  From the 29 April to 2 May a Vocation Event was held in Zimbabwe. Five young men took part, accompanied by our Missionaries, Antonio Llamas, Anil y Manuel Ogalla. (Throughout the year 2 Vocation Events have been held in Zimbabwe: one in December at the Postulant House of Claret House in Harare and the […]

 XVI Missionary May Cross in Malaga (Spain)

On the 4 and 5 May, in our Parish of Our Lady of Carmel in Malaga, Spain, through its Proclade Delegation, organiseddd once again the traditional ‘ Misisonary May Cross’. The Cofradia of Mercy and the local community also took part. Everything that was collected was for the projects of Proclade.

We are Missionaries in Cacem (Portugal)

Our community of Cacem (Portugal) was founded in 1956. It is currently compromised by: Fr. Ângelo Francisco Ferreira de Almeida, P. Amândio da Cunha Esteves Antunes, Fr. Domingos Ferreira Carneiro, Fr. Joaquim de Jesus Maia da Silva, Fr. Manuel da Silva and Fr. Manuel Honorato Antunes. SPECIFIC MISSION Parish ministry (3 parishes), penitentiary ministry, social […]

 IV Day of Solidarity in our College of Seville

Last April 27, the 4th edition of the “Day of Solidarity” was held in our Claret School in Seville. This year’s theme was: “We defend education, we support the world”. It was a beautiful day of fraternity and encounter, in particular with sub-Saharan people. The money raised was allocated to aid projects in Zimbabwe and […]

 Afternoon with migrants in Granada

Our Community of the Theologate of Granada lived on Sunday an afternoon of meeting with the migrants of the Project “Hay Salidas” of that city. A concretion of their option for being an open and welcoming community.

Meeting of our Provincial Government

Our Provincial Government met from April 24 to 26 in Hayes (United Kingdom) to continue working on issues related to our Province.

“Camino of Santiago”

These days, the students of our Claret School in Don Benito (Spain) carry out the “Camino of Santiago”

Spiritual Exercises for our missionaries

During Holy Week and Easter Week many of our missionaries have participated in Spiritual Exercises. We pray for the fruit of them. In the photo, the group that was in the session held in Dos Hermanas, from 21 to 27 April. They were directed by Fr. Carlos Sanchez Miranda, Director of CESC

Our Lady of Soledad de Ruecas (Spain) had a new cloak for Holy Week

In many of our parishes this past Holy Week became a time for popular celebrations of devotion to Jesus and Mary. This was the case of the parish of Ruecas in Badajoz. There at this time the statue of Our Lady of Soledad wore for the first time a cloak designed and decorated by the […]

Convivial lunch missionary in Agualva (Portugal)

On the next day 5 May (Sunday) from 13h we will hold a convivial lunch – Arraial Missionary, in the Church of Santa Maria, Parish of Agualva. This year (4th edition) will have the particularity of being the Mother’s Day. The funds raised in favor of the Mission in Sao Tome and Principe.

 Prayer Vigil in Hayes

Our Provincial Council is meeting in Hayes. England. Yesterday they took part in a Prayer Vigil of solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. It was an ecumenical service in which people of various cultures and religions.

 Echoes of the Easter Youth in Portugal

We pray for the success of the YVM activities developed during Holy Week in our Province. Here you can see a video of Easter Youth Camp in Carvalhos (Portugal)

 We are Missionaries in Zhomba (Zimbabwe)

Our community of Zhomba (Zimbabwe) was founded in 2007.  It is currently compromised by: Fr. Manuel Ogalla Carrera, Fr. Lawrence Deok Hyeong Yi (Korea) and Fr. Álvaro Rodríguez Jover. SPECIFIC MISSION Pastoral care of the Christian communities in the Shona and Tonga languages of the Zhomba Mission. Pastoral of the Chiutsi College. Here is a […]

 Easter Vigil in our churches

In all our parishes and churches the Easter Vigil was lived with great joy. This was the case at the Corazón de María Parish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Here you have a video of the Easter Proclamation.

 50 years of priesthood

Fr. José Martíns Maia celebrated his 50 years of priesthood on the 6 April. On the 7th he celebrated it with a Eucharist in Areosa.

 Holy Week in our communities

Our Pastoral Centres are now living with much fervour this ‘Great Week’ for Christians. From various places they have sent us photographs of Palm Sunday processions such as the Residencia Claret in Granada and the Our Lady of Carmel Parish in Malaga. Photos of the Claret Residence: Photos of the Carmen Parish:

 Easter Youth Camps in Carvalhos (Portugal)

  From 12 to 14 April, 12 youths gathered at Casa da Juventude Claret (Carvalhos) to celebrate a Contemplative Easter. It was a weekend of prayer, sharing, communion and meeting with God.

We are Missionaries in Las Rehoyas (Spain)

Our community of Las Rehoyas (Las Palmas of GC, Spain) was founded in 1998. It is currently compromised by: Fr. Vicente Cuadrado De Lera, Fr. Blas Márquez Bernal, Fr. Dionisio Rodado Rivera. SPECIFIC MISSION Pastoral care of the Parish Our Lady of Peace, social projects and prison ministry.

 The Way of the Cross in our pastoral centres

Throughout Lent, in many of our ministries, especially in the parishes and shrines, they are celebrating the Way of the Cross. Today, Friday, it will be celebrated in the Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands, where it will pass through the streets of the neighbourhood giving witness to […]

 Forming the formators

Last weekend Juan Carlos Martos, a Claretian Missionary, of Fatima, led a workshop on formation for the of the Secular Institutes of Spain.

 Met of the Management Committee of our NGO Proclade Canarias

Last Saturday the management committee of our NGO Proclade Canarias met in Tenerife (Spain). Among other things, they approved the accounts for 2018 and the budget for 2019.

 We are missionaries in Almendralejo (Spain)

Our community of Almendralejo (Spain) was founded in 1891. It is currently compromised by: Fr. Antonio Mª Ávila Gómez, Fr. Pedro Cabrera Jiménez, Fr. José Carbajo García, Fr. Cesáreo Castaño Rastrollo, Fr. Ramón Crucera Ramírez, Fr. José Márquez Valdés, Fr. Antonio Sanjuán Marín, Fr. Agustín Texeira Quirós SPECIFIC MISSION Pastoral care of the Church of […]

EXPOCIC 2019 in Carvalhos (Portugal)

During the firts week of April, the Colégio Internato dos Carvalhos organized the EXPOCIC 2019. One week where the students can share the curricular plan of the school and share the unique courses of this school.

 Event to present the Claretian Vocation

In our mission of Zomba there has been an event to present the Claretian vocation to young people  who might be interested in beginning the process of vocational accompaniment. Let us pray for the results of the event.

 Pilgrimage to Fatima

This last weekend the Claretian Parishes of Medina de las Torres and Valencia del Ventoso (Badajoz) went on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Fatima to visit Mary and present to her the many situations which each one brought in their heart.  Almost 130 people in total who shared their faith, joy and fraternity.

 Preparing the Young Easter

Let us pray for the preparations for the Easter Youth Camps organised by the Province such as the one taking place in the ‘Casa de Juventude Claret’ in Vila Nova de Gaia from 12 to 14 April. We take this opportunity to send you the new Apostolic Exhortation of the Pope on the Youth “Christus […]

 We are missionaries in Cordoba-Miralbaida (Spain)

  Our community of Cordoba-Miralbaida (Spain) was founded in 1969. It is currently compromised by: Fr. José Ramón García García, Fr. Pablo Olmedo García, Fr. Jaime Pérez Moriano. SPECIFIC MISSION Pastoral care of the parishes of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Barrio de Miralbaida) and San Antonio Mª Claret (Barrio de Las Palmeras).

 Lentan Talks in Malaga (Spain)

Let us pray for the success of the Lentan talks and other activities carried out at this time in our parishes like the one taking place in the Parish of Our Lady of Carmen under the direction of Salvador Leon of Santiago. They will be held from the 12 to 15 of this month.

 Meeting of Superiors in Loja (Spain)

On the 26th and 27th the Superiors of our communities met in Loja with the Provincial Government. They were days to share, and also to advance in this new Province of Fatima.

 Proclade Bética raises € 5000 in Almendralejo (Spain)

Our NGO Proclade in Almendralejo  has raised  €5,000 for their projects with an exposition of  playmobil clicks. The event has come out in the local media: La exposición de Playmobil recauda más de cinco mil euros que se destinarán a las misiones

 Ministries of Lector and Acolyte

On 19 March 2019, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, co-patron of our Congregation, four students received the Ministries of Lector and Acolyte in the Theology House in Granada at the hands of Fr. Jorge Sánchez Palacios, cmf: John Vinothan (Sri Lanka), Xavier Melvettom (India), Jacob Sebastian (India) and Divin Kisakala (Congo). One of those […]

 FR. LEO DALMAO, CMF APPOINTED BISHOP OF THE TERRITORIAL PRELATURE OF ISABELA

The Holy See Press Office announced on its Bulletin at noon time today, 25th of March 2019, Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis’ appointment of Fr. Leo M. Dalmao, CMF, present General Prefect of Formation of the Congregation of Missionaries, Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Claretian Missionaries), as Bishop of Praelatura Territorialis […]

 We are missionaries in Tondela (Portugal)

Our community of Tondela (Portugal) was founded in 1990. It is currently compromised by: Fr. António Lopes da Silva, Fr. Florentino Mendes Pereira, Fr. João Carlos Pinto Gomes. SPECIFIC MISSION Parish pastoral, spiritual accompaniment…

 Provincial Government visited the Colegio Internato Claret

In 12 march, our Provincial Government visited the Colégio Internato Claret, in Carvalhos (Oporto). The government visited the school and discovered about the educational project and the next steps for this claretian’s school.

 Lent in the Claret Pastoral Center of Portugal and other parishes

With the beginning of Lent, the Centro Pastoral Claret, along with other parishes, started their way and their preparation. In these weeks, a part of the Eucharist, Easter Visit, moments for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (in several days), Via Sacra (every Friday), procession (April 12th), Preparation of the Lord’s Supper (April 18th), Easter Vigil (April […]

 Visit of the Bishop to our Parish of Las Rehoyas (Canary Islands)

D. Francisco Cases Andreu, Bishop of the Canary Islands visited this Sunday our Parish of Our Lady of La Paz (Barrio de Las Rehoyas). Among other things, he shared the Eucharist with the entire parish community.

 The Provincial Government of Fatima visited Areosa

The government of Fátima visited last 14th the parish of Areosa, with the presence of the claretians José Maia, Joaquim Cavadas and José Diz.

 We are missionaries in Tenerife (Spain)

Our community of Santa Cruz of Tenerife (Spain) was founded in 1896. It is currently compromised by: Fr. Fernando Beriaín Aguirre, Fr. Esteban Bolívar Molina, Fr. Sebastián Plaza Martín, Fr. José Mª Rastrojo Gamero, Fr. Serapio Sajeras Bellanco, Fr. Antonio Sánchez García. SPECIFIC MISSION Pastoral care of the parishes Our Lady of Pilar, Our Lady […]

 Listening God in the voice of the young people

Youths from our parish of Pedroso participated on an encounter promoted by the diocese with the subject “Listening God in the voice of the young people” on March 9th. The Sanctuary of Mary’s Heart welcomed the young people from Oporto for a night of prayer, music and faith.

 Hayes: A well informed parish

Manyof our parishes have different ways of keeping their parish community and society in general informed of the parishes, projects, etc. This is the case of the Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Hayes, England. One of its parishioners, Gael, tells us something about the information Bulletin that they have. My name is […]

 “Church of missionary disciples”

On March 10th, the Sanctuary of Mary’s Heart, Carvalhos, started the Lent’s conferences 2019. D. Manuel Pelino talked about a “Church of missionary disciples”. Throughout the Lent, there’ll be more conferences where strong names from Church which will give their testimony.

 United in grief

The Claretian Missionaries of the Province of Fatima unite in sorrow at the death today of a 17 year old student of Colegio Claret in Don Benito (Spain) as has been reported widely. We pray for all his family and loved ones that they find consolation at this difficult time.

We are missionaries in Ruwa (Zimbabwe)

Our community of Ruwa (Zimbawe) was founded in 2008 It is currently compromised by: Fr. Shylan Jude Sebamalai, Fr. Peter Paul Silluvaipillai, Fr. Joaquín Béjar  and Fr. Anil Minj.   SPECIFIC MISSION Pastoral care of the Parish of San Carlos Lwanga. Direction and Pastoral of the School of San Vincent.

 Parish of Areosa: 40th aniversary

In 4 march, was the 40 aniversary of parish Nossa Senhora da Areosa. In the celebration was present the bishop of Oporto, D. Manuel Linda, and priest José Maia, claretian, celebrated the 50 aniversary of sacerdotal ordenation.

 Celebration in Granada (Spain)

On the 28 February Andalucian Day was celebrated.  This gave our community of Granada  (care home, students, etc.) the opportunity to share a tasty barbecue on the patio of the house, taking advantage of the good weather.  In this way we put into practice what is proposed in our Plan of Life and Mission of […]

 Our schools in Spain continue to be among the top 100

Our schools in Spain continue to be among the top 100 according to the El Mundo newspaper.  The one in Las Palmas is 25th, the school in Don Benito is 58th and in 87th is the school in Seville . You can see the complete list here: https://www.elmundo.es/mejores-colegios.html

 ‘The Forge’ for missionaries of around 70 years has started.

On 1 March there began in Los Negrales, Madrid the new experience “Forging another stage in life “.  Promoted by the General Prefect of Spirituality, it is for Claretians around 70 years of age.  It is the first attempt at this new initiative for on-going formation which has never been held before and missionaries from […]

We are Missionaries in Madrid (and there Cardinal Oscar Madariaga visited us!)

Our community of Don Benito (Badajoz) was founded in 1943. At present it consists of: Fr. Antonio Bolívar Gómez-Urda, Fr. Agustín Bernal Martín, Fr. Carlos Mateos Cifuentes, Fr. Cristobal Anougba, Fr. Eleuterio López Cuadrado, Fr. Emeterio Ruiz Recio and Fr. Jesús Mª Palacios Alcántara. Also in the photograph: Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Madariaga, Bishop Emeritus Romulo Emiliani […]

Technological conference in Internato dos Carvalhos

In 12 februaty, Colégio Internato dos Carvalhos prepared the Jornadas Tecnologias – Indústria 4.0 for highschool students. The students listened Dr. Nélson Costa (FESTO), Dr. Pedro Pereira Rodrigues (CINTESIS/FMUP) and Engª Fátima Borges (SCHNEIDER).

Caring for the Spirit in Las Palmas

Our communities live their spirituality intensely. For this they regularly programme retreats. The Claretian Missionaries of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands on the 23rd February joined with a community of Benedictine monks of the Island with whom they shared in prayer and fellowship. An eloquent sign of the desire to live consecrated lives in […]

First chapel of the “Tonga” community in Zimbabwe

  Our missionaries in Zimbabwe have blessed and inaugurated the chapel of St Martin Leza Ulandiswe, made up of Tonga catechumens who are preparing for their baptism. It is the first chapel for a totally Tonga people community. The Eucharist is celebrated in Shona and Tonga. Without doubt a concrete example of the Church ‘going […]

We are missionaries in Don Benito (Badajoz)

Our community of Don Benito (Badajoz, Spain) was founded in 1893 (last year was its 125 º anniversary). It is currently compromised by: Fr. José Antonio Álvarez Cabero, Fr. José Antonio Carrasco Ríos, Fr. Adolfo Furones Martín, Fr. Lorenzo García Palacios, Fr. Antonio López Simón, Fr. Juan Miguel Martínez Molero, Fr. Gabriel Miguélez Combarros and […]

Former prime Minister of Portugal at our Higher School Pius XII

At the end of the last academic term, the University College Pius XII (Lisbon) organized a conference with Dr. Pedro Santana Lopes (former Prime Minister of Portugal), in which he mentioned the various projects he led or collaborated with. Throughout the meeting, he referred to all of them, since his passing through football, as president […]

Starting the Mission process

We continue to pray for the missionary activities of the Claretian Missionary Evangelisation Team. Among other things they are starting the Mission process in the parishes of Torremejia in (Badajoz, Spain) and St. Anthony of Padua in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands (Spain)

Frugal meal in solidarity with the poor

We pray for the activities in favour of our NGOs and foundations. In Almendralejo in Spain they are hosting a frugal meal in solidarity with the poor to raise funds for Proclade Betica.

Retreat Plan of the House of Hospitality and Spirituality in Fatima

The Claretian Missionaries of Portugal, through their House of Hospitality and Spirituality (CAE), in Fatima, present the 2019 Retreat Plan for Consecrated Persons. This proposal on the experience of the consecrated life is composed of ten retreats, from April to October. The retreats will take place in silence and in boarding regimen; starting with the […]

We are Missionaries in Valencia of Ventoso (Badajoz)

Our community at Valencia of Ventoso (Badajoz, Spain) was founded in 2016. It is currently comprised of: P. José Ángel Ayala Serna, p. José Antonio De Abajo Vidal and P. Eduardo Moreno Álvarez. Specific mission Pastoral care of the rural parishes of Valencia del Ventoso, Medina de las Torres, Valverde de Burguillos and Atalaya. These […]

Our IECIC in an Apple project

Colégio Internato Claret (IECIC) is a claretian school in Carvalhos, Portugal. The institution has an innovator and human education project. On 22 January, IECIC participated in the Education Leadership Summit 2019 in London. The invitation was made by Apple because the school is implementing an Apple educative project.

Meeting of Grandparents in Las Palmas

  Last Saturday, February 9, at our Heart of Mary parish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria there was a Grandparents’ Meeting. It is a way to recognize and value the work of evangelization of the grandparents. They are very important in the growth of their grandchildren’s faith.

Our young people on Portuguese television

On 22 January, GIJO, a youth group from Olival in Portugal, was on a tv show, Praça da Alegria from RTP1, to talk about their experience at World Youth Day. The group was represented by Ana Cristina and Cristiana.

Preparation for Holy Orders

Last weekend (8-10 February ) an encounter was celebrated in our Theology House in Granada in preparation for Holy Orders. In total there were 10 missionaries in formation from the whole of Europe that took part: 7 in preparation for the Diaconate and 3 for the Priesthood. They have been accompanied by their formators and […]

We are Missionaries in Buckden (United Kindgom)

Our community at Buckden was founded in 1956. It is currently comprised of: Fr. Antony Arockiam, p. James Kennedy and P. Paul Peter Alphonse. (We take the opportunity to pray for Fr. Peter Wareing, a member of this community, who died last year) Specific Mission: Youth ministry, Parish, English for mission, associations

Meeting of management Teams of the schools

We pray for the management teams of the schools of Don Benito, Las Palmas, and Seville who met in Dos Hermanas, Seville on the 7-8 February. On the first day they were visited by the Provincial Superior, Carlos Candeias, cmf. He encouraged them to continue contributing their abilities in achieving the aims of our schools […]

Today our Constitutions are 149 years old since its adoption

On February 11, 1870, the Holy See, a few months before the death of Fr. Claret, approved the constitutions of the congregation he had written. We thank God for this guide as important to our lives as the children of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Provincial Council Meeting

Let us pray for our Provincial Government which has met from Monday to Wednesday in Seville (Spain) to continue discussing different topics concerning the Province.

Get-together for the personnel of Saint Claret Chiutsi School (Zimbabwe)

We are praying for our Saint Claret Chiutsi School, in the mission of Zhomba in Zimbabwe. On 2nd February, 18 teachers and members of the PAS, the entire personnel of the centre, participated in this 1st Encounter of the teaching staff of the centre which focused on the Christian and Claretian identity of the personnel […]

Our YVM team in Las Palmas (Canary Islands)

We ask for the fruit of the activities last week of our YVM team that took place in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands celebrating vocation encounter in our school and parish there.

Provincial Council for the Economy

Let us pray for the work of the new Provincial Council for the Economy that met for several days in Seville (Spain). (The  Council is formed of, besides the Provincial Econome, Manuel Segura, João Luis Escaleira, Chris Newman, Abilio Correia and Jaime Perez).

Appointed Provincial Secretary

Our  Superior Provincial, Carlos Candeias, cmf has named Father Félix Jesús Martínez Lozano, Provincial Secretary of Fatima, cmf. We pray for him and his service to the Province.

Jacob and Xavier making their Perpetual Profession

  Today, we are praying for Jacob Edathinattu and Xavier Melvettom, missionaries in formation at our Theology College in Granada who today are making their Perpetual Profession in Spaichingen, Germany, the Province to which they belong.  The local media are publicising the event as you can see with this link

Liturgical Memorial of the Claretians Martyrs

Yesterday the Holy See sent to the Secretary General the approval of the inclusion of the MEMORIA OF BLESSED PHILIP DE JESUS MUNARRIZ AZCONA, PRIEST AND COMPANIONS, RELIGIOUS AND MARTYRS in the Calendar proper to our Congregation on February 1. Attached herewith: Attached herewith: . Letter Document from the Holy See dated 25 January 2019; […]

Our Bording School of Dos Carvalhos, at the inauguration of the Year of the Periodic Table

Our Boarding School Dos Carvalhos (in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal) participated for the opening of the International Year of the Periodic Table, by  forming a gigantic periodic table in Oporto.

Death of Fr. Claudio Ordóñez Domínguez, cmf

Let us pray for the eternal rest of Fr. Claudio Ordóñez Domínguez, CMF, who died today in Grenada. Here there is a brief obituary for him.

Mission in San Juan del Rambla (Tenerife)

Our ECEM (Claretian Team for Missionary Evangelisation) is conducting a Parish Mission at San Juan de la Rambla (Tenerife, Spain). The action is from 17 January to 3 February.

Cardinal Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, cmf, died yesterday

Yesterday, January 24th, Cardinal D. Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, CMF, died in Malaga (Spain) The Diocese of Malaga announces that the remains of Fr. Fernando will be veiled in the Church of the Sagrario of Malaga (Spain) from 10 to 21 hours and Saturday at the Cathedral of Malaga from 10 to 12, time to be […]

World Youth Day begins in Panama

The World Youth Day is celebrated from January 22nd to 27th in Panama, . This is their website: HTTPS://PANAMA2019.PA. Here you can find the hymn of the WYD: Https://youtu.be/SXlYt_JjftE. And here is the website of the activities of the Claretian Family: http://jmj2019fc.com/

Cardinal Fernando Sebastián, in critical condition

Cardinal and Bishop Emeritus Fernando Sebastián, claretian missionary, is admitted to a Hospital in Malaga, where he resides, in a serious state. Last Saturday he suffered a stroke. We pray for him. (In the photo, D. Fernando -in the center- with the claretian community of Malaga, to wich he visited last November, coinciding with the […]

The first edition of the “Claret-Life” awards was celebrated

Casa de la Biosalud Claret from Honduras, Atlántida Department, Municipality of Arizona, won the first prize of the Claret-Life Awards. It was celebrated the 18th of January, in Panama. You can know more  here.

Missionaries being solidarity

The Province of Fatima has 4 Foundations. Through many projects contribute to the development of vulnerable countries and people.You can see which are from here: https://fatimacmf.org/nuestra-mision/#fundaciones

Missionaries in Zimbabwe

The Province of Fatima feels blessed to have among its apostolic positions a Mission in a country of the South: Zimbabwe. There our missionaries invigorate this young church and accompany the transformation of that society.

Missionaries provide Spiritual Centres

Our world desires the opportunity to meet with God. In our Province of Fatima we have two Spirituality Centres that promote this encounter by providing spaces for silence, gathering and prayer. In this link you can find out where they are: https://fatimacmf.org/nuestra-mision/#centroespiritualidad

The First Provincial Council

From 7th to 12th January the government of the new Province of Fatima met in our house in Loja (Granada) to prepare for the organization and programming of the life and mission of the province. We pray for all of them and the fruit of their work. (The Provincial Government of Fatima is composed of: […]

Missionaries in Parishes and Churches

In total, the Province of Fatima animates the Christian life of 21 parishes and non-parochial churches. This encompasses a huge flow of life that is presenteach day in these communities of God’s people,which we want to animate from a missionary perspective”looking outward”, as Pope Francis asks us, when he reminds us that “missionary outreach is […]

Claretians in Education

Our newly created Province of Fatima counts among its pastoral projects 7 schools and a university college. Evangelization in education has become absolutely necessary. From here you can see where these 8 centres are located: https://fatimacmf.org/nuestra-mision/#colegios

Our communities

The new Province of Fatima has a total of 25 communities distributed in Spain (13), Portugal (6), England (3) and Zimbabwe (3). You can know the names of the places where they are from our web page: https://fatimacmf.org/donde-estamos/

Where are we

Our Province of Fatima opens up a vast missionary field: schools, parishes, retreat centres, specialised teams, NGOs, mission in a country of the south, etc. You can learn more about all this on our web page: https://fatimacmf.org/nuestra-mision/

Our logo

A logo has been designed (entrusted to the design company Monzon 8 of Seville) For our new Province of Fatima which pretends to be a visual expression of our identity and our mission. Behind it is “WE ARE MISSIONARIES” which sums up our being. Something which we live in different environments (parishes, schools, YVM, solidarity, […]

Taking of possession

Yesterday, January 3rd, the taking of possession of Fr. Carlos Candeias as Provincial Superior of Fatima took place in Lisbon, within the celebration of the Eucharist. The act was attended by  some members of the Provincial Government together with some others from former governments and communities of the Province.

Taking of possession of our Provincial

Tomorrow, January 3, at 12’00, Portuguese time, will be the taking of possession of the Provincial Superior of Fatima, p. Carlos Candeias, cmf. He will be in the Residence Hall of Pius XII in Lisbon. We pray for him and his mission.

The Province of Fatima was born

Dear claretian brothers: Happy New Year! We welcome you all to the Province of Fatima. Our new province has been born in the solemnity of the blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. To her maternal Heart we entrust the life of our Province, of each one of the missionaries who are part of it and of […]

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