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.
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.
The Claretian Alumni Association honored Father Ernest Hyman CMF at its August 28th Reunion, video-conferenced on Zoom. The award is given in memory of a priest or brother impactful in the lives and formation of seminarians.
Take part in a discussion on the Catholic Church in America with Fr. John Molyneux, C.M.F., editor of US Catholic Magazine and pastor of San Gabriel Mission, one of the archdiocese’s largest and most historic parishes.