Living Hope newsletters are stories of good news and hope from Claretian Missionaries around the world.
|September 2023||Good Means to Good Ends.||The focus of this Living Hope is a Claretian Brother’s inspiring story of the role of art in his life, leading to his vocation as well as his ministry of AcompañARTE in Springfield, Missouri.|
|Summer 2023||Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chicago celebrates 100 years.||This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, along with the families of faith who made this place the center of their lives.|
|May 2023||The Claretian Mission in South Korea.||In this issue of the Living Hope newsletter, we explore the gifts of the Claretian mission in South Korea.|
|November 2021||The Oscar Romero Shelter.||In this issue of Living Hope, we are proud to share what is happening in our community at the Oscar Romero Shelter in Juárez, Mexico.|
|September 2021||St. Anthony Mary Claret.||In this issue of Living Hope, it is an honor to recount the story of Claretian Missionaries founder, Saint Anthony Claret.|
|May 2021||Camp Claret.||One of the gems among our many highly successful programs changing lives for youth is Camp Claret in Canada, a ministry we are delighted to share with you in this issue of Living Hope.|
|February 2021||San Gabriel Mission.||Claretian Missionaries work at San Gabriel Mission just outside of Los Angeles spans more than a hundred years.|
|November 2020||Claretian Women Religious.||In this issue of Living Hope, we spotlight the Claretian Missionary Sisters and Cordi-Marian Sisters, and their joyful, effective, tireless commitment to religious life.|
|September 2020||St. Anthony Mary Claret Parish in Fresno, California.||In this issue of Living Hope, we visit St. Anthony Mary Claret Parish in Fresno, California.|
|Spring 2020||Serving the Community: Our Lady of Fatima in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.||This issue of Living Hope features one Claretian parish where community building is exemplified.|
|February 2020||Claretian Seminarians.||In this issue of Living Hope, we spoke with Fr. Jose Sanchez, CMF, about his important work in the formation of Claretian seminarians.|
|November 2019||A Place to Succeed: Our Lady of Guadalupe School.||The school that is part of the Shrine parish is an exciting place that gives us all energy and new life. Learn more about this vibrant school in this issue of Living Hope.|
|September 2019||The National Shrine of St. Jude: A Beacon of Hope for 90 years.||We dedicate this issue of Living Hope to remembering the early years at the Shrine, built in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.|
|May 2019||Drinking Water for Cameroon.
Schooling for Intertribal Living in Ziro.
|In this issue of Living Hope we learn about our Claretian brothers providing clean water to villages in Cameroon. We also hear from a group of Claretians in a tribal state near the Himalayan foothills in north east India who have been operating an elite higher education institution for nearly two decades.|
|February 2019||Claretian Missionaries Assembly Meeting in June.||In this issue of Living Hope, we are blessed to share stories about our own Province’s gathering last June as well as the stories of two Claretians who are part of our larger communuity, one who has been elevated to Cardinal and the other appointed as Auxiliary Bishop.|
|November 2018||Our 2018 Annual Mass for Benefactors.||Every summer the National Shrine of St. Jude and the St. Jude League give thanks to all St. Jude devotees who make the ministries of hope and healing at the National Shrine possible with a special Mass for Benefactors.|
|September 2018||Feed the Hungry: Mercy has the face of the elderly.||This issue of Living Hope introduces you to a ministry of mercy by the Claretians in Cuba that leads to hope for many seniors.|
|May 2018||Beatification of 109 Claretian Martyrs.||On Oct. 21, 2017 Claretian Missionaries and friends gathered to give thanks to God for the beatification of 109 Claretian martyrs in Barcelona, Spain.|
|February 2018||A Ministry of Hope.||Learn more about Fr. Mark Brummel, director of the National Shrine of St. Jude and the St. Jude League.|
|November 2017||Bearing Wrongs Patiently.||This issue of Living Hope focuses on a Claretian ministry in India that brings renewed hope to some of God’s most hopeless and helpless people in that part of our world.|
|September 2017||St. Jude Thaddeus: Patron Saint of Hope.||In honor of St. Jude’s Feast Day on October 28, enjoy an issue of Living Hope that gives more of a background historical context to St. Jude.|
|February 2017||St. Anthony Mary Claret.||St. Anthony Mary Claret was a missionary from the beginning of his priesthood to the end of his life. I hope you enjoy this brief biography and the thread of missionary work inspired by Jesus that we all can learn from throughout the Gospels.|
|September 2016||St. Jude Devotees: A Very Large, Vibrant Virtual Parish.||We thought you might enjoy learning how our ministry of fostering devotion to St. Jude has grown in this issue of Living Hope.|
|February 2016||Adore, Walk, and Accompany.||In this issue of Living Hope, we are blessed to share with you the two encounters we had with the Pope this past fall, in Rome as well as in Philadelphia for his attendance at the World Meeting of Families, both in photos and story.|
|November 2015||Corpus Christi: Diversity Working as One.||In this issue of Living Hope, we are pleased to share with you the abundance of hope that is the hallmark of Corpus Christi Parish.|
|February 2015||Honoring Three Lives Dedicated to Others.||It’s a great pleasure to share with you in this issue of Living Hope some of the personal vocation stories of Claretian brother priests.|
|November 2014||The Meaningful Ministries of Claretian Brothers.||In this issue of Living Hope, we share a view into the remarkable, active service of Claretian brothers, which takes them to foreign missions and into our parishes and ministries throughout the U.S.|
|June 2014||The Claretians’ Ministry in England.||In this issue of Living Hope, we share with you photos of our operation in historic Buckden Towers and the parishes we serve in England.|
|April 2014||The Claretians’ Ministry in Spain.||We are happy to describe our ministry work in Spain in narrative and photos in this issue of Living Hope.|
|February 2014||U.S. Claretians at 2013 World Youth Day.
Claretian Martyrs Inspire a Movie.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we share reflections about about World Youth Day 2013 and a historic event that was recently produced as a movie, one we believe will share the Claretian example of faith and courage broadly.|
|December 2013||San Gabriel Mission Youth Ministry.
The Claretians’ Hispanic Ministry Resource Center (HMRC).
|In this issue, read how, together with lay leaders and young adults, a youth ministry mission is thriving and how the Claretians are on the forefront of producing original, culturally appropriate bilingual publications for Hispanic Catholics in the U.S.|
|August 2013||Claretian Parish Grief Ministry.
A March for Peace.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we’ll explore how our volunteer ministers give of themselves to help make a parish a place where healing begins and a priest creating change for community peace.|
|June 2013||Catholic Campus Ministry Holds Annual Retreat.
Yale—the New Claretian Missionary Frontier.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we explore some the Claretians’ ministries on college campuses in the U.S.|
|April 2013||The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Our Journey to Indonesia.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we are honored to share with you one of the traditions of Marian adoration at the Claretians’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in south Chicago and our missionary work in Indonesia.|
|February 2013||Christ the King Mission Malaga, California.|
The Claretians in Argentina.
|This month in our Living Hope, we invite you to explore our historic mission church of Christ the King in Malaga, California and focus on remarkable ministries of the Claretians in Argentina.|
|December 2012||The Claretian Martyrs of Barbastro.||The story of the Claretian Martyrs of Barbastro is a tragic part of our Congregation’s history that is close to the heart of every Claretian.|
|October 2012||The National Shrine and the St. Jude League: A Living Devotion.||In this issue, we explore a few of the paths taken to make the National Shrine a nurturing force for people’s devotions to St. Jude.|
|August 2012||Building Inspiration in Retirement.
Peru: A Mission of Hope.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we look at two of our many vibrant ministries that give a sense of the Claretian commitment to the Word of God.|
|June 2012||The Claretians in Bangalore.||You will find in this issue of Living Hope a glimpse of the life-giving ministries of the Claretians in India.|
|April 2012||New Province Formed, New Leadership Elected.
An Urban Dolorosa.
|This issue of Living Hope brings you two articles featuring different and yet very connected aspects of our work as we share the importance of the love of God in all that we do.|
|February 2012||Claretians USA: Welcoming all on a Journey of Faith.||Claretian priests and brothers are inspired by the sacramental life which is the heartbeat of our parish families, as this issue of Living Hope explores.|
|December 2011||CMF Mother House, San Antonio.||In the early 1900s, the first Claretians came to the United States from Spain through Mexico.|
|August 2011||Fr. Sevy: 67 Years in Ministry.
Claretians in China.
|In this issue of Living Hope, Father Sevy Lopez recalls the many experiences he has had as a Claretian priest and Claretian Missionaries work in China is highlighted.|
|June 2011||Claretians in Los Angeles: Inspired in Ministry.
Claretians Celebrate 100 Years in the United Kingdom.
|We are happy to share with you a slice of Claretian life in L.A. in this issue of Living Hope, plus the centenary anniversary of our Claretian brothers in the United Kingdom.|
|April 2011||The Missionary Painter.
A Place to Succeed.
|Learn about Fr. Cerrezo Barredo who is unique among Claretian missionary brothers because he is an artist-priest and take a look inside the school that is part of the National Shrine of St. Jude parish, in this issue of Living Hope.|
|February 2011||Claretian Vocations.
The Claretian Missionaries in Rome and the Vatican.
|Read about Claretian Missionaries vocation work in the U.S. and Rome in this issue of Living Hope.|
|December 2010||Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish – Back of the Yards.
Claretians in Brazil.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we’ve collected some of the stories of our mission to share with you—from a dynamic parish in Chicago to the Claretian mission in the sprawling city of Sao Paolo, Brazil.|
|October 2010||Fr. Brummel Celebrates Milestones with St. Jude.||This year, Father Mark Brummel, C.M.F., celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood.|
|August 2010||Hispanic Ministry Resource Center (HMRC).
Claretian Missionaries in Northeast India.
|We share the story of the Hispanic Ministry Resource Center with you in this issue of Living Hope. Plus, journey to the other side of the world—in Northeast India, Claretians work in all fifteen dioceses.|
|June 2010||Corpus Christi Parish.
Postcard from Siberia.
|Featured in this issue of Living Hope, we share with you the rich diversity of our missionary work right here at home in Georgia and a letter from Fr. Antoni Badura in far-flung regions of Siberia.|
|April 2010||Hope for Haiti.||The Claretian Mission in Haiti amid the quake’s devastation.|
|February 2010||Claretian Missionaries in Peru.
A Ministry of Leadership.
|This issue of Living Hope features Claretians who are doing missionary work in very different ways: one through service as a leader overseeing our Claretian mission here in the U.S., and another who is just beginning life as a Claretian Father working in Peru.|
|December 2009||Claretians in Nigeria.
A Claretian Home for the Holidays.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we share a glimpse of some of the ways in which our mission of hope makes a difference in the heart of West Africa and on the Southside of Chicago.|
|August 2009||Claretian Publications.
Ordination of Fr. Ferdinand Okorie.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we introduce you to our wide range of Claretian publications and recently ordained Fr. Ferdinand Okorie.|
|June 2009||Claretian Volunteers.
Claretian Missionaries in Sri Lanka.
|This issue of Living Hope highlights several of the Claretian ministries, each on a testament to the power of faith in action.|
|April 2009||Claretian Seminarians.
Claretians in Tanzania.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we spoke with Father Thomas Joyce, C.M.F. about his important work in the formation of Claretian seminarians. We also have an update from the Claretians in Tanzania.|
|February 2009||Claretians in the Philippines.
Our Lady of Fatima.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we spoke with Br. Arnel Alcober, in the Philippines to see how Claretians are responding to the call of working for justice around the world and receive an update from Fr. Edmundo Andres, who serves as Claretian administrator at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.|
|December 2008||Keeping hope alive in Juarez.
Feeding the hungry.
|In this issue of Living Hope, we spoke with some Claretians to see how they are responding to provide for the hungry in their parishes. Plus, we share with you an update from Fr. Oscar Rodriguez, who is keeping hope alive in his struggling community in Juarez, Mexico.|
|October 2008||The Claretians and St. Jude: A feast to remember.||The National Shrine of Saint Jude was founded on its present site by a Claretian missionary, the late Father James Tort, C.M.F., pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chicago.|
|August 2008||Claretians bring hope to Migrant Workers in Fresno.
The Claretians in China.
|This issue of Living Hope shares the work of Claretians In Fresno, California and China.|
|June 2008||Claretian Volunteer Program on the Rise.
Claretians in the Island Nation.
|This issue of Living Hope highlights the wide variety of Claretian ministries, each one a testament to the power of prayer and hope.|
|April 2008||Faith and Love in Action.
“Pray to the Lord to Heal You.”
|This issue of Living Hope highlights the Claretians in Uganda offering healing and hope to an impoverished people, and our brothers in Los Angeles working with Mexican immigrants and families.|
|February 2008||Immigrant, Priest, Pioneer...Bishop.
Claretian Ordinations Usher in Time of Hope.
|This issue of Living Hope shares a profile on Most Rev. Bishop Plácido Rodríguez, C.M.F and explores recent ordinations and celebrations within the Claretians Missionaries.|