CLARET

MARTYRS

CMF HEROES

Called to be a Son

sonsJoseph Jeyaseelan, CMF

Sri Lanka

 We call ourselves as servants of the Word. Since servant-hood in the common secular use of the term bears nuances to lack of dignity and freedom, the expression servant may give the impression that we are people without dignity and freedom. Fortunately and truly it is not the case. The word servant in no way implies servitude, slavery or subservience. We are servants in the sense that we are called to be at the service of the Word of God in the world as missionaries. Being servants is our response to the missionary call we have received in the Congregation and it is not the core element of our being.

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Study of the Life of Claret- Phases 9&10

NINETH PHASE ( 1856 & 1861 - 1868)
Martyrial Dimensión : "In Cruce Vivo et in Cruce Cufio Morí" (aut 658)
(On the cross I have lived and on the cross I wish to die)
P. Jesús Bermejo

This phase started already at Holguin in 1856 - but in these last years the martyrial aspect would be increasing considerably converting itself to a kind of persecutionist wave.

1. “Great Grace”

The conservation of the Eucharistic Species (grace obtained at the Church of St. Ildefons of La Granja on 26 Aug. 1861: Deep configuration with Christ in the mystery of his redeeming sacrifice.

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study of the Life of Claret-Phases 7&8

SEVENTH PHASE (1850 - 1857)
Pastoral Dimension : Missionary Pastor or Pastoral Missionary

P. Jesús Bermejo

  1. Special Grace

    Claret receives a special grace the content of which we are not aware of, but is in connection with his pastoral mission, as he is doing mission in Gerona in April 1850: 'During those days God our Lord made me understand some very special things for his greater glory and the good of souls.' (Aut 498)

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