Charisms of our Religious Communities
The Claretians are a community of priests and brothers dedicated to the mission of living and spreading the Gospel of Jesus in more than 60 countries on five continents.
The Claretians were founded by St. Anthony Claret in Spain in 1849. A man on fire with God’s love, Claret embodied the special charisms of community, mission, evangelization and spirituality. The flame is a symbol of the passion and zeal that are part of Claret’s legacy.
The charisms of community, mission, spirituality and evangelization guide the Claretians in their work. A rich community life, supported by 3,000 members worldwide, nourishes the Claretians’ ministry and their lives. Members work in parishes, universities and city streets. In their words and actions Claretians strive to evangelize through their witness to the Word of God.
The Claretians are dedicated to seeing the world through the eyes of the poor. They strive to respond to the most urgent and timely needs, using all means possible to care for the spiritual and material needs of others. Claretians give special attention to recent immigrants, youth and families, leadership training, and spiritual renewal.
Taken, with editing, from www.claretians.org.