History of Patron & Congregation

Saint Claret School at Bishrail St. Anthony Mary Claret is the founder of the Claretian Congregation. He was born Sallient Barcelona Spain on December 23, 1807. He was brought up in a devotedly religious family and thus developed a deep devotion to Mother Mary. He, along with other five like-minded priests, founded the Congregation of the Missionaries Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Claretian Missionaries) on 16th July 1849. He lived as an inspiring child, artistic youth, industrious textile industrialist, itinerant preacher, caring physician, merciful father, lover of the poor, humble missionary, unassuming Archbishop and thus a man on fire with God’s love. He died on 24th October 1870 at Frontfroide in France.

St. Claret School is affiliated to Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi (CISCE), since 2008, for ICSE (Class X) & ISC (Class XII).

St. Claret and Claretian Congregation
St. Antony Maria Claret, the founder of Claretian Congregation, was born in Sallient, Spain, in 1807. He was first a textile worker and designer who became a priest in 1833. Founded the congregation on July 16, 1849. Later on, he was consecrated an Arch Bishop of Cuba. Dedicated his entire life making God known and loved through preaching, writing and acts of charity and justice. Working in around 67 countries across six continents, Claretians evolved to educate the young in the ways of God, instilling in them a deep sense for moral values and social justice. In the Indian subcontinent, Claretians educate through over 46 schools and colleges.

Indian Claretian Mission Statement
“To form Intellectually Competent, Professionally Skilled, Spiritually Evolving, Morally Upright, Socially Responsive and Culturally Tolerant citizens through holistic Claretine Education, for the Civilization of Love.”