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Saint Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870) served as a missionary priest and is the founder of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary better known as the Claretians
The General Government in Rome, Italy directs the international ministry of the Claretian provinces throughout the world.
Established as a missionary congregation in 1849, the Claretian Missionaries documented not only their labors but also local culture.
The United States-Canada Province established in 1923 reflected ministries not only in North America but also England and East Asia.
The Claretian Missionaries religious formation provides a materials about the generational training of priests and brothers as they prepare to become permanent members of the Congregation.
The Saint Jude devotion predominates United States Catholic culture as it was established nationally by the Claretians residing in Chicago in 1929. Known as the “Saint of Hopeless Cases,” the devotion spread exponentially during the Depression and Second World War.
Founded in the United States in 1923, Claretian publications at first focused on promoting awareness of the Claretian mission. Today it still serves to provide respected religious materials for the general public.
The Dominguez Memorial Seminary became the first theological and formation center for the Claretians in the United States. Initially a seventeen acre property, the site housed a variety of seminary and formation programs.
The Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada contains materials dealing with all aspects of the congregational ministry in North America and foreign missions.
The San Gabriel Mission was founded by the Franciscans in September of 1771 and has been administered by the Claretian Missionaries since February 1908.