The Claretians are a Roman Catholic religious community of priests and brothers dedicated to the mission of living and spreading the Gospel of Jesus—to serving life—in more than 65 countries on five continents.
Our ministries are devoted to social concerns and issues of justice and peace in parishes, foreign missions, and publishing. We are committed to reaching out to all kinds of people specially in the remote areas of the world, in the persecuted areas and many vulnerable situations of the world.
The Claretians of St Thomas are dedicated to the marginalized and the down trodden especially in the tribal belt of Andhra Pradesh and in the diasporas of Syro-Malabar migrants. The Claretians are dedicated to seeing the world through the eyes of the poor. We strive to respond to the most urgent and timely needs, using all means possible to care for the spiritual and material needs of others. We give special attention to youth and families, leadership training, and spiritual renewal. We are actively engaged in the spiritual social and economic development.
The Claretians were founded by St. Anthony Claret in Spain in 1849. A man on fire with God’s love, Claret embodied the special charisms of community, mission, evangelization, and spirituality. The flame is a symbol of the passion and zeal that are part of Claret’s legacy.