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Saint Anthony Mary Claret

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

Dominguez Memorial Seminary

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.

Saint Jude Seminary

Saint Jude Seminary was established in Momence, Illinois in 1932. The Claretian high school seminary helped to foster budding vocations until 1970.

Claretian Global Missions

Established as a missionary congregation in 1849, the Claretian Missionaries documented not only their labors but also local culture.

Panamá Mission

The Claretian Mission in Panamá was administered by the U.S.A. Province from 1927 until 1952, when Panamá became an independent Claretian Province.

England Mission

The Claretian Mission in England was attached to the U.S.A. Province from 1928 to 1936 until it was elevated to a Visitorship and eventually became the Claretian U.K. & Ireland Province.

USA-Canada Province

The United States-Canada Province established in 1923 reflected ministries not only in North America but also England and East Asia.

Saint Jude Devotion

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.

Claretian Publications

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.

San Gabriel Mission

The San Gabriel Mission was founded by the Franciscans in September of 1771 and has been administered by the Claretian Missionaries since February 1908.

Religious Formation

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.

Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada

The Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada contains materials dealing with all aspects of the congregational ministry in North America and foreign missions.

Claretian House of Studies, Washington, D.C.

The Claretian House of Studies in Washington, D.C. served as the site of the theologate in the United States and a residence for Claretians abroad to learn English from 1922 to 1973.

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