Claretian Missionary Sisters - Misioneras Claretianas
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Estamos felices de poder abrir la puerta y ofrecer un encuentro de FAMILIA.
Enter into our new site! We are very happy to open our "home" and offer a moment of encounter of our FAMILY.
The New General Governance of our brother-congregation was elected during the XXV General Chapter celebrated in Rome. The new General Superior, Mathew Vattamattam elected on September 5th will be assisted by the council formed by Fr. Henry Omonisaye, Br. Carlos Verga (Prefect of Vocational Youth Ministry), Fr Manuel Tamargo (Treasurer), Fr Leo Dalmao (Prefect of Formation), Fr Gonzalo Fernández (Prefect of Spirituality), Fr. Artur Teixeira (Prefect of Apostolate).
We pray and wish them abundance of the Holy Spirit for the discernment and guidance of the congregational path traced by the General Chapter.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 09:29
The anniversary of the birth of Maria Antonia Paris is an opportunity to thank God for her life. In this consacrated woman of XIX century God has manifested his love leaving us an example of the courage, prophetical wisdom together with the simple everyday fidelity to His Will.
Humbly suprised by his call she put all her existance at the service of the Gospel and renewal of the Church. Her passion to announce the Gospel to all the creatures is ispiring not only the claretian family.
Today, together with her we pray for the mission of the Church she loved so much, and with her we renew the intercession she used "to do for many years asking God" to send new apostolic missionaries following Jesus announcing his Good News.
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2015 09:38
Our missionary presence in Nigeria has grown up opening to different areas of the evangelizing mission. Anna, Angelica, Aime, Nestorine are working in different apostolates: education and Christian formation (Aime and Nestorine in collaboration with the Claretian Missionaries), Anna and Angelica in the area of health (in the centers of the Diocese (Owerri), with another religious congregation and a private institution). Besides this they are carrying out a vocational project and offer support in the discernment and promotion of women.
In order to extend our service and charisma we have visited the Diocese of Makurdi much needed of animation and pastoral formation; we will study this possibility while in Owerri eventually it materializes the prospect of building our house. At present there are two candidates - Vivian and Amaka. We wish to continue to grow in communion and zeal for evangelization and to build up principal of peaceful coexistence within big diversity and conflicts of this nation.
See more new pictures in the part marked by the flag of Nigeria
The Claretian sisters join the program of the first World Day of Reflection and Prayer Against Human Trafficking.
In Rome the prayer service in the Basilca of Santi Apostoli (on Feb 6th) and later in the Mass celebrated in the day of the Memory of Saint Josephine Bakitha. Our community participated in the events together with many religious and organizations to manifest against all kind of slavery. Following the message of Pope Francis for the 48th Day of Peace (1st of january 2015) we would like "to illuminate the darkness caused by everything that exploits life for profit; to give hope to those who live the drama of trafficking, so that they can feel they are not alone; to transform mind and heart, breaking the crust of superficiality and indifference that prevents us from recognizing every person as a brother and sister". (cf. Fides)
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Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 15:49
As usual from almost 19 years, on the 2nd of Febbruary we Claretian Sisters join the Church in the celebration of the day dedicated to the Consecrated Life in her variety of forms and mission. Renewing our vows of the evangelical counsels in all our communities, we feel particularly inspired by the words of Pope Francis from his homily:
"Jesus came not to do his own will, but the will of the Father. This way, he tells us, was his “food” (cf. Jn 4:34). In the same way, all those who follow Jesus must set out on the path of obedience, imitating as it were the Lord’s “condescension” by humbling themselves and making their own the will of the Father, even to self-emptying and abasement (cf. Phil 2:7-8). For a religious person, to progress is to lower oneself in service. A path like that of Jesus, who “did not count equality with God something to be grasped.”: to lower oneself, making oneself a servant, in order to serve."
From the origins of the Congregation this day was devoted to renew our promises. we are gald to do it in communion with the whole Church.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 12:43
In this very day (17th of January), memorial of the Passover of our Foundress Maria Antonia Paris, we recall her words:
“The aim and goal of this community is to announce the Gospel of the Lord, and fulfill the evangelical councils, and in imitation of the Apostles, work until death in proclaiming the Good News of the Lord to the whole creation. (cf. Const. 3)
“The evangelical poverty is the basis and foundation of this new community and the master-key to introduce into the heart of men the accomplishment of the Gospel” (Cf. CC, n. 84 p. 407)
“My daughters let us love one another, as daughters we are of love. Love your sisters and you will find not defects in them” (cf. CC n. 26 p. 458)
“Nothing is difficult for the humble of heart and nothing rough for their hands; so let humility be and meekness be among you” (cf. CC n, 20 p. 414).
Lord, grant us the Grace to follow your footprints, inspired by this legacy of Maria Antonia, she lived in practice till the end of her live.
Hapy day, Claretian Missionaries and all our collaborators and friends!
Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 15:31
The end of the year was marked by the celebration of three general Assemblies in different Entities: in USA, East Europe and Spain Sur (the last one in the half of the governance’s term). The evaluation of the life and mission was a center of the reflection, prayer and study, in the context of the Restructuring process.
It is a habitual space to also vision out the paths to follow in the coming three years. These are mainly: balanced spirituality and mission, relationships, openness to the restructuring process.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 10:00