The Claretians—whose formal name is Congregation of Missionaries, Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary—were founded by St. Anthony Mary Claret on July 16, 1849 in Vic, Spain.
The aim of the Congregation is to seek in all things the glory of God, the sanctification of our members, and the salvation of people throughout the world, in keeping with our missionary charism in the Church.
“A son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a man who is consumed with love and who sets on fire everything in his path.”
“He is a man who unceasingly expends himself to light the fire of divine love in the world.”
“He can think of but one thing — working, suffering, and seeking at all times the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls, to imitate Our Lord Jesus Christ.”
~ St. Anthony Mary Claret
The aim of the Claretians is to seek in all things the glory of God, the sanctification of our members, and the salvation of people throughout the world, in keeping with our missionary charism in the Church.
Claretians in the United States work in a variety of our ministries, including parish work, campus ministry, hospital chaplaincy, preaching retreats, spiritual direction, youth programs, and religious publications in English and Spanish.
Let the Spirit move you! We are always looking for people who want to do more for the Lord’s Kingdom. Ministry opportunities exist in all of our ministries, and each of them provides preparation for leadership development.
After a Covid closure over the last two years, Dominguez Seminary will open its gates to welcome the Claretian Alumni Family for a very special Reunion on August 27.
Join the alumni and make your pledge to support senior Claretian priests and brothers living in retirement at Dominguez Seminary – our mentors, our teachers, our friends.