Wednesday, April 01, 2015

From the Publications

The future of our past ...

History of the Claretian missionaries in China dates back to 1920s.  From 1937 to 1952 around 30 Claretians lived and worked in China and two of them died in the mission fields. It is more than 62 years since the last Claretian missionary had to leave China on November 1, 1952. The Congregation did not forget this missionary effort of the pioneers in China and has always sought the opportunity to 'return'. 

In 1995 the missionaries who were already studying Chinese in Taiwan made ​​contact again with the old Chinese mission and the Christian community that survived years of Cultural Revolution and absence of sacramental life. To celebrate the 20 years of this re-encounter we have prepared a commemorative booklet in six languages, presented in two editions: Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese  in one edition and Italian, English and Traditional Chinese in another edition.  

Retracing their Footprints - Revisiting Our China Mission
The book presents the history, testimonies and the invitation to follow in the footsteps of our pioneers, who amid so many difficulties sacrificed their lives. They fulfilled the definition of a missionary given by Father Claret, our Founder: 

"... Nothing daunts him; he delights in privations, 
welcomes work;  embraces sacrifices, 
smiles at slander; rejoices in the torments and 
suffering pains and glories in the cross of Jesus Christ ... "

If you are interested in receiving this testimonial book, write to us giving your name, address and number of copies you need ... and in what language you want it.

The Claretian Bible (Christian Community Bible) in Audio 

Our works with the Bible continues ... This time around, with an audio version of the New Testament. This is approximately 100 hours of audio which provides a meditative listening of the New Testament. It is slow enough to meditate and pray with the text. 
We thank, PAUL GINNIVAN an Australian friend, who spent months doing this recording and we are also pleased to offer it for free download. For a free download of the audio, check the link:

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