We, "Lay Claretians", are a lay movement
initiated in the Chruch by St. Anthony Mary Claret in 1847.
We are already present in 21 countries of Asia, Africa, America
and Europe, committed to extend the Kingdom of God through
the announcement of the Good News and the transformation of
the temporal realities in which we live inserted.
the Claretian Volunteer Movement
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call or visit us in the General Mission Procure or
in any of our branches closer to you. (see)
are The Lay Claretian Volunteers?
Lay Claretians, are Christians who seriously try to make our
own the mission of Jesus in the Church a service of evangelization
according to the charism and spirit of St. Anthony Mary Claret,
always within our lay identity. We have St. Anthony Ma. Claret
as our inspiration and father, and, together with the institutes
founded by him, form the Claretian Family.
We, the Lay Claretians,
are believers in Jesus, for whose cause -the Reign of God-
we want to live and to fight as evangelizers and with full
responsibility in the Church.
We share in the
same charism lived by Claret and we find in his lifestyle
and his mission the best expression of our own way of following
Jesus. We live in communion with other followers of Jesus
who have Claret as their inspiration, and form together with
them the Claretian family.
Lay Claretians, are organized in small lay communities. With
in the framework of our "lay Claretian Source book", every
group or community freely organizes its own life and its evangelizing
options that inspire our ecclesial commitment and that, as
permanent attitudes, give direction to all our actions are
in the world.
that gives quality to our service to others.
the cause of the poor and action on behalf of justice.
the local Church, and collaboration so that it may be born
and grow inculturated.
promotion of a
model of Church which is more communitarian and participative
and in which all the faithful may be able to totally develop
the responsibilities and demands of theirs personal ecclesial
to multiply agents of evangelization.
that keeps us always attentive and available to whatever is
more urgent timely and effective in our service to the cause
of the Reign of God.
We, Lay Claretians,
carry out our evangelizing mission mainly in two different
"animation" and thought action aiming at transforming the
as lay, through our cooperation to the building of the local
Church as community of faith, hope, charity.
is a lay spirituality, and therefore:
The management of the temporal affairs,
realized in accordance with the divine will, is for us a place
of encounter with God and of identification with his plans.
We carry out our temporal tasks and
our struggles for the transformation of the world in communion
with Christ and impelled b the strength of the Spirit.
The Word of God, the Eucharist, prayer
and the other expressions of our spirituality are strongly
shaped by the situations, problems, struggles and aspirations
of our people and lead us to our effective solidarity with
Our state of life and the professional
service we render characterize also our spirituality.
The poor are for us sacrament of God's presence and our unequivocal
place to encounter him.
The Sprit, who makes dynamic the
historical processes of the oppressed peoples, impels us to
a communion with them and with theirs struggle for liberation.
lay people to be fully involved in the work of evangelization"