The Claretians (Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) are a Roman Catholic Religious Congregation of priests and brothers dedicated to the mission of living and spreading the Gospel of Jesus, 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, publishing, and education. We are committed to reaching out to all kinds of people especially in the remote areas of the world, and many vulnerable situations of the world.
We strive hard 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, by providing leadership training, and spiritual renewal. We are actively engaged in the spiritual, social and economic development.
The Claretians was founded by St. Anthony Claret in Spain in 1849, who was a man on fire with God’s love. He 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.
Education is also one of the priorities of the Claretians in the world. St. Xavier’s Public school, Peechanikadu that follows CBSE syllabus, is an initiative of the Claretian Fathers and run by a team of well – trained and dedicated staff under the leadership of Claretian society mainly for the educational and social development of the people of the locality.