The Religious Congregation of the Claretian Missionaries (http://www.claret.org) (Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: Cordis Mariae Filii or CMF) was founded on July 16, 1849 by St. Anthony Mary Claret in Spain. He was canonized on 7 May, 1950 by Pope Pius XII.
Following the example of their Founder, Claretians commit themselves “to set the world on fire with God’s love”. Being also called “the Servants of the Word”, they undertake any service of the Word which, according to St. Claret, is urgent, timely and effective. Today, there are about 3,000 Claretians serving in 66 countries, engaged in pastoral, social and educational endeavours, aligning closely with the mission of the Church for the overall benefit of humanit