Claretian archbishop and founder. Anthony was born in Salient in Catalonia, Spain, in 1807, the son of a weaver. He took up weaving but then studied for the priesthood, desiring to be a Jesuit. Ill health prevented his entering the Order, and he served as a secular priest. In 1849, he founded the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, known today as the Claretians, and the Apostolic Training Institute of the Immaculate Conception, Claretian nuns. From 1850 to 1857, Anthony served as the archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. He returned to the court of Queen Isabella II as confessor, and went into exile with her in 1868. In 1869 and 1870, Anthony participated in the First Vatican Council. He died in the Cistercian monastery of Fontfroide in southern France on October 24, 1870. Anthony Mary Claret had the gift of prophecy and performed many miracles. He was opposed by the liberal forces of Spain and Cuba and endured many trials.
As per Diocesan directive on its status quo position regarding the Congregation’s Orans and Post Consecration posture, we will follow the old practice where the faithful STANDS AFTER the Consecration (sanctification of Bread and Wine) instead of remaining in the kneeling position. Both kneeling and standing positions are considered signs of adoration and respect. For […]
The PCJ Care Mission would like to announce the 2017 Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccination Day on July 30, 2017, Sunday from 7:00 – 12:00nn, at the Halsl B and C of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Center. All interested parties may avail of the discounted prices by registering and paying at the Parish Office. No […]
The Presentation of the Child Jesus (PCJ) Parish 35th Anniversary Coffee Table Book is now available at the Parish Extension Office or Church entrance. Get one (1) for every Php1000.00 donation to PCJ’s Scholarship Program. Limited edition Coffee Table Book themed shirt is also available.
Give thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. Source: Ephesians 5:20