General Prefecture of Formation

  • Assists the Superior and the General Government in the animation of formation in the Congregation.
  • Encourages the process of integral and transformative formation at the general level.
  • Promotes a careful vocational selection and a quality formation, which is Claretian, personalized, and up-to-date for the mission.
  • Promotes the selection and formation of formators and stimulates and orients specializations in the Congregation.
  • It helps in a particular way the Major Organisms most in need.
  • Encourages the exchange of formators and professors among the various Organisms of the Congregation.
  • Promotes the relationship and communication among those responsible for the Major Organisms and congregational areas.
  • See to it that the GPF is applied and evaluated in the Major Organisms of the Congregation.
  • Stimulates the elaboration of the initial and ongoing formation plans of the Organisms and the local formation projects.

To be with Him and to be sent forth in His mission

“Fall in love with Jesus Christ and with souls, and you’ll understand everything and do more than me.”

Mons. Gustavo Manuel Larrazábal, CMF, elected, consecrated, determined to Adore, Journey, and Accompany the People of God

Villa Krause, Argentina. On Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the UPCN Volleyball Stadium, Villa Krause, Province of San Juan, the episcopal consecration of Bishop Gustavo Manuel Larrazábal, CMF, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Juan de Cuyo, took place. The...

Three New Deacons for Indonesia-Timor Leste

Kupang, Indonesia. Coinciding with the Feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and the celebration of Claretian Vocation Day, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, Bishop Edmund Woga, C.Ss.R, ordained three Claretian students of Indonesia-Timor Leste Independent Delegation...

More laborers “to send out into his harvest”

And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." (Lk 10:2) As the Congregation of Missionaries Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretian...

Grateful in Service – Jubilee Renewal Program

Bengaluru, India. The Claretian Province of Bangalore organized a Renewal Program for its jubilarian members at the Provincial Curia in Malleswaram from May 3 to 5, 2022. During the past two years, due to Covid-19, the Province could not organize such coming together...

As he walked past him, he saw him and was moved

Córdoba, Argentina. On Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 18:00 hrs at the San Antonio María Claret Vicariate, in the neighborhood of Los Boulevares, in Córdoba, Deacon Daniel Ortiz, CMF was ordained with the imposition of priestly Orders by Bishop Juan José Chaparro, CMF. The...

Two More Audacious Priests in St. Thomas Province

Karimannoor, India. On May 10, 2022, His Excellency Mar George Madathikandathil, Bishop of Kothamangalam Diocese, ordained to the order of presbyters, Claretian deacons Abraham (Lijo) Veliyath, CMF, and Jose Muthuplackal, CMF, at St. Mary’s Forane Church, Karimannoor,...


Formative Dimension

For an integral formation, a Claretian formand needs to develop different dimensions of his life: SPIRITUAL, APOSTOLIC, MORAL, SOMATIC, AFFECTIVE, INTELLECTUAL, CHARISMATIC.


It’s not only the formands who are to be formed, their formators are also to be formed and equiped. The School of the Heart of Mary takes place normally in April till June in Vic, Spain offered in English and Spanish.