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.
2023 St. Jude Seminary Reunion
Plans are underway for a St. Jude Seminary all-alumni reunion on June 24th and 25th , 2023. Activities will be split between two venues, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (OLG) in South Chicago, coinciding with the 100th anniversary year of its founding; and Good Shepherd Manor (formerly St. Jude Seminary) Momence, IL.
2023 Spring Alumni Profile
Life at Dominguez, 41st Reunion Brings Alumni Back In-Person, Alumni Gather on Zoom for Virtual Reunion, Alumni Provide Great Support for Centenary Campaign, Alumni Council Looks at Mission and Tasks, Father Robert Bishop
Fr. Mathew Vattamattam explores the Possibilities and Challenges of Ministry at the UN During a Visit to New York City
The Superior General of the Claretian Missionaries, Father Mathew Vattamattam, embarked on his first visit to the Claretian Community of Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, from January 24 to 29, 2023.