The charism of our Mother Foundress, Mary Antonia Paris and Riera is apostolic. And it is manifested in an intense love for the Gospel and for the Church; in burning desire to bring to all peoples the message of Christ as well, “in imitation of the Apostles” (Blanco y Fin)
The spirituality that strengthened Mary Antonia Paris to carry out her mission we can sum it up in a deep filial love to the Father, expressed in total confidence in his Divine Providence;
in the experience of the mystery of Christ in his suffering humanity and in the Eucharist; in the docility to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit; in the love to the Virgin Mary, whom she does invoke not only, but follows her as Mother and disciple.
We celebrate the 204 of her birth, in Vallmoll, a small town of Tarragona (Spain) but we feel that her spirit lives still, open and defiant, not only for the Claretian Missionaries. (cf. DC 1969, CP, 11-12) The upcoming XVII General Chapter will be a new oportunity to deepen this gift.