“In recent times, it seems that God wants laypeople to have a significant role in the salvation of souls.”
Saint Anthony Mary Claret
Laypeople and Claretians, both combined traits, form a distinct and unique identity that defines us, and this identity was officially recognized by the Church in 1988 as a Private Association of the Faithful.
Our identity documents
Here you can find and download our foundational documents:
Our charismatic reading of the Gospel
General regulations approved by the Holy See
Internal regulations approved in Assemblies
You can access other auxiliary documents.
We are a charismatic movement.
The charisma we call “Claretian” is a gift from the Holy Spirit for evangelization that we share with the entire Claretian Family from our lay character, and that was bestowed upon the Church and humanity through Saint Anthony Mary Claret.
In other words, it is a charisma of evangelization that designates us and helps us to re-present (make present) today some aspect of the mission of Jesus.
Committed to spreading the Gospel and building the Kingdom of God in the world
Hearth of Mary
Refuge, source of inspiration and call to live with love and deliver evangelization
Our words, actions and lifestyle want to show the truth and joy of the Gospel
Our Vocations is Lay
Called to be in the world as leaven in the dough.
We work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation
Word of God
Food, guidance, inspiration and strength in our life and our mission
The General Council is the highest governing body of the movement in the absence of the General Assembly, which is the sovereign body. It is elected at the General Assembly every four years.
Miguel Ángel Sosa
Bruno La Hoz
Pedro Belderrain CMF
The movement is organically composed of groups or communities. The regions are formed by several groups with cultural affinity, geographical proximity, etc.
Claretian laypeople are part of a large family that also includes consecrated laypeople, religious brothers, and religious sisters. This diversity of vocations enriches and completes our evangelizing charisma.