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.”

Priestly Ordinations Illuminate Easter Week

Bengaluru, India: This year the Easter Week brought more joy to the Province of Bangalore as two of their Deacons were conferred with the Sacred Order of Priesthood. Deacon Seru Sagar was ordained on 04 April 2024 by Most Rev. Joseph Raja Rao, Bishop of Vijayawada, at...

Actus academics, an intellectual banquet in the Independent Delegation of Cameroon.

Casa Claret, Yaounde. In a bid to continue spreading the flame in the Congregation, especially in this jubilee year, the prefecture of formation of the Independent Delegation of Cameroon, under the supports of Fr. Theophile Parfet Yene, CMF,  gathered about 100...

Perpetual Vows and Renewal at Lourdes Sanctuary, Mendoza

Mendoza, Argentina: The Claretian community of the Province of San José del Sur gathered at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in El Challao, Mendoza, for two significant ceremonies. On the 15th of March 2024, the Claretian students renewed their vows in a solemn...

Fr. Rhoel Gallardo Province Embraces New Novices on Spiritual Journey

Ormoc City, Philippines. In a heartfelt ceremony filled with solemnity and hope, on 23 March 2024, the Claret Novitiate House of Fr. Rhoel Gallardo Province in Ormoc City opened its doors to six new members from diverse corners of Asia. Students Vu Ngoc Dinh, Truong...

Embracing the Diving Call: Ordinations in Cameroon and India

The Saint Pius X Parish in Ngoya, in the Diocese of Obala in Cameroon, witnessed a momentous occasion on 1 February 2024, as the Commemoration of the Blessed Claretian Martyrs became the backdrop for a series of ordinations. The solemn Eucharistic celebration marked...

Nine Newly Professed Claretians from the Claretian Novitiate of America

Nine Claretian Novices professed their first religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at the Claretian Novitiate of America in Cordoba, Argentina on January 6, 2024.


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.