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Claretian Communications, Chennai

Claretian Communications, Lalpur
 

Media Apostolate

"Without Mass Media, it is a silent Church", exclaimed Pope John Paul II. The Claretians who have a call to be Servants of the word in this millennium are actively involved in this apostolate all over the world. The Claretians Communications at Chennai and Ranchi are established with the motive of spreading the values of the kingdom through Mass Media.

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Audio and Video Cassettes
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Bible Diaries in Tamil and Hindi Languages
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Religious publication in Regional Languages
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Catholic book Centre at Lalpur, Ranchi , Jharkhand.

Main Office

Claretian Communication
P.B.43, West Tambaram
Chennai - 600045
Ph: 044 - 22761614
Fx: 044 - 22761739
Mob: 9884030081
Em:
clacom@dataone.in

Branch Office

Claretian Communication
20, Circular Road Lalpur, Ranchi
Jharkhand - 834001
Ph: 0651 - 2532152
Mobile: 9431103266
Em:
claretbookcentre@yahoo.co.in

Claretian Communications, Chennai

1) Tamil Bible Diary

In the wake of the new millennium the Claretian Communications aims at bringing the Word of God closer to the Laity. A novel attempt in this regard is to publish the Bible Dairy in Tamil. It contains daily Gospels, Three Sunday Readings, Commentaries for the readings, Saints of the day, liturgical colors and the Tamil Dates corresponding to the Gregorian calendar.

In order to access the Bible Diary Please Click Here . If you would like to order a copy for yourself kindly contact clacom@dataone.in
The Director
Claretian Provincial House
P.B.43, West Tambaram
Chennai - 600 045
Ph: 044 - 22761614
Mob: 9884030081; 9842963765
Em:
clacom@dataone.in
2) Tamil Community Bible
The Word needs to be broken everyday and in every context. The Community Bible that has reflected the aspirations of the suffering community to interpret the Word of God is the model of the Tamil Community Bible Project. In collaboration with the Pastoral Bible Foundation, Philippines and Bible Scholars of Tamil Nadu the initiative is taken by the Province of Chennai to publish the Tamil contextual translation of the community Bible.

The Claretians of the Province of Chennai has taken the initiative to translate the Community Bible in Tamil Language. A meeting was organised with Fr. Bernardo Hurault, the author, Fr. Alberto Rossa, Director, Pastoral Bible Foundation and many Tamil Bible scholars on 4th March 2000 at Chennai.

  Following that, the commentaries are being translated by 18 Bible Scholars of which 4 are Claretians.

3) Corse Cards
 
Employment in rural India is quite hard to find. When that comes to the women, it is still more difficult. In-order to respond to that situation, Card-making project is run by the Claretian Communications in the name of Creating Opportunities for Rural Self Employment (Corse Cards). In this programme the rural artisans produce Greeting Cards and Straw-made pictures which are marketed by Claretian Communications, earning additional income to the poor men and women.

The Director
Claretian Communciations
P.B. West Tambaram,
Chennai - 600045
Tamil Nadu
Ph: 044 - 22761614
Em:
 clacom@dataone.in

4). Audio Visuals

In our effort to make known the Word of God we need to incorporate the usage of press and audio visual media in our ministry. As the first step , 'Pugalnthidu Nenjame' (Praise o heart) a devotional audio cassette was released in 1984 and 'Uravin Udhayam' (The dawn of relationship) another devotional cassette was released in 1992. To mark the jubilee year 2000 a cassette namely "Puthu Yuga Dharisanam" (Welcoming the Millennium) was released. 'Vazhvai Theadi" (In search of life) is a documentary vedio CD produced by the Claretian communications which reports the social evil of female infanticide which prevails in Usilampatti taluk, and the service rendered by Claretian Mercy Home as a prophetic and missionary response towards this challenge. "Thiru Mugam" ( Sacred Face), "Ennodu Pesuvaaya " are the recent audio albums released both in cassette and CD form.

5). Religious Books

"Books are effective means of missionary endeavor, they can travel faster than the missionaries and reach numerous people" says St. Anthony Mary Claret. He also instructed his disciples "preach and distribute books" Assuming this spirit from the founder and the missionary heritage of the congregation, Claretian communications also publish and distribute good books. Books related to the word of God and catechism are given preferential option.

Few books from our Communications:

 
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'Puthu Uravu Samoogam' - A Tamil book explains the theological foundations of Basic Christian Communities.

 
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'Vaarthaiyin Paniyalan' - A Tamil biography on St. Antony Mary Claret

 
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'Visuvasa Pookal' - A Tamil book based on Catechism of the Catholic Church was published in 2004.

 

Claretian House, Lalpur

 
Address

Claretian House
20, Circular Road Lalpur, Ranchi
Jharkhand - 834001
Ph: 0651 - 2532152
Mobile: 9431103266
Em:
claretbookcentre@yahoo.co.in
1) Hindi Bible Diary