On August 29, Bishop Romà published a pastoral letter, Here I am, Send me, in observance of the bicentennial of the birth and baptism of St. Anthony Mary Claret. After explaining his reasons for writing the letter, the bishop offers his reflections on:
1. The Christian roots of the saint, his family and his youth;
2. The missionary, his person and his work throughout his apostolic career, concluding with his death and burial;
3. The secret of St. Anthony Mary Claret, the source of his spiritual nourishment and his service of God and humanity. The letter concludes with a reflection on the relevance of Claret to the church today, especially in Catalonia. The bishop also invites people to visit during the coming year two places of special significance: Sallent, where Claret was born, and Vich, where he is buried. It is kind of the bishop of the diocese, where our Founder was born, to describe to his faithful this spiritual giant, one of their own, whose remains a living witness to the Gospel after two hundred years.