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Blessed Pope Paul VI 19th October 2014...

 

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Sunday 19th October 2014

the church, we, have a 

new Blessed!

 

Read the spontaneous address Blessed Pope Paul VI

gave to the Redemptorists attending the General Chapter 6th Oct 1973.

It well worth reading...

Read more: Beatus Paulus PP. VI - 19/X/14

World Mission Sunday 2014...

 

This Sunday is World Mission Sunday... let us not forget those in real need...

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Read more: World Mission Sunday

Redemptorists and World War One...

 

This has been a sad time to remember the reality that was WWI. 

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A confrere was recenly at an exhibition in Perth, Scotland, that was remebering the impact the War had on that city. Also included in the exhibition were the men from our monastery, St. Mary's Kinnoull, who did their bit in the World War. He sent the following pieces, so we'll let the articles speak for themselves...

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Read more: Redemptorists and World War One

St Gerard Majella CSsR's Feast Day...

 

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The 16th October is the day when the Redemptorist family throughout the world celebrate the life and death of their beloved lay brother,

St Gerard Majella CSsR.

 

He was  a Redemptorist Brother who managed to minister to God's holy people in a fantastic and wondrous way. It is worth looking up stories attesting to the miracles worked in his presence! To find out more click here.

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Today he is popularly known as the patron saint of pregnant women and children, especially babies. To all of you called Gerard, Gerardine, Majella or some similar permutation, we wish you a 

 

blessed and happy feast day!

 

 

 

Read more: St Gerard Majella CSsR's Feast Day

St Dr Teresa of Avila...

 

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Today the church celebrates the memory of one of the great women saints, one who has also been honoured with the title, Doctor, and the woman is the great Teresa of Avila. St Alphonsus was a great admirer of St Teresa, and he wrote all his letters with the initials JMJT at the top of the page - 

 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Teresa!

 

In the years following the canonisation of St. Alphonsus, it was common for the confreres within the Redemptorist family to write their letters with initial JMJTA at the top of the page -

 

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Teresa and Alphonsus! 

 

Enjoy this lovely feast day, and ask the great Doctor (Teresa) to help you with your prayer life.

Read more: St Dr Teresa of Avila

CSsR Vocations Weekend Nov 2014...

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Fr Provincial writes Oct 2014...

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7th October, 2014

Dear Confreres and friends,

 

This letter will reach you a bit late since I was in Rome on the occasion of Cardinal Nichols taking possession of our church. As you will know from the website the church of St Alfonso was given to him as his titular when he was created cardinal.

Read more: Fr Provincial writes Oct 2014

CSsR Students on tour in Italy...

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In August, the students of the London Province joined students from other units in Europe for a pilgrimage to the sites where the Redemptorists began.  Museums were visited, Churches were viewed (and prayed in), talks were given and sights were seen.  Not to mention visiting the Redemptoristines and receiving their unmatched hospitality.

 

(Here the brothers stand by the tomb of

St Gerard Majella CSsR

- Patron of Pregnant mothers and babies)

 

 

Read more: CSsR Students on tour in Italy

Our Lady of the Rosary...

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The words of the pope! 

Blessed  Francis Xavier Seelos CSsR...

 

As yesterday (5th of October) was a Sunday, there was little "space" to celebrate the feast day of our beloved confrere Bl Francis Xavier Seelos. However you can go to the Seelos page and find out more! 

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Read more: Blessed  Francis Xavier Seelos CSsR

Cardinal Nichols and CSsR in Rome...

 

 

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has taken possession of his titular church in Rome - Sant'Alfonso de'Liguori all'Esquilino. The church is dedicated to its patron,  Saint Alphonsus - founder of the Redemptorists.

Since 1865 it has been home to the famous icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, which was given to the Redemptorists by Pope Pius IX with the instruction, "Make her known."

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In his homily he mentioned the late Fr William Maram CSsR

"I have many Redemptorist friends. Indeed I first came to this Church one Easter, many years ago,

with an English Redemptorist priest whom some of you will remember. He was Fr William Maram,

better known, at least in his later years, as Bill. He was a great character and had a wonderful love

for all things Redemptorist. Indeed, I think a great thrill in his life was the fact that he looked just a

little bit like St Alphonsus himself. How he loved it when people pointed that out."

To read it in full click here

 

Read more: Cardinal Nichols and CSsR in Rome

CSsR Virtue for October...

 

The Redemptorist Virtue for the Month of October is

 

 RECOLLECTION and SILENCE

 

PATRON: St Simon, Apostle

 

TEXT: "And when He had dismissed the crowds He went up by Himself

into a mountain to pray." (Matt 14: 23)

Read more: CSsR Virtue for October

A fresh look at the Rosary for October...

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Read more: A fresh look at the Rosary

Sant'Alfonso - the British Connection...

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The first English language newspaper in Italy, “The Italian Insider” writes an interesting story about the Redemptorist Shrine, “Sant’Alfonso”. The article tries to bring out the historical factors about the shrine and tries to find out the reasons why it is important to the Titular Bishop of the this church Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.

 

Choosing obscure Sant’Alfonso on the Esquiline Hill as titular church for Britain’s highest Catholic, Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols, came as a surprise in many quarters.

 

Sant’Alfonso, or, to give it its full name, Santissimo Redentore e Sant’Alfonso, is a 19th century edifice built in an unfashionable neo-gothic style and wedged into a corner facing on to Via Merulana, the tree-lined avenue that links the two basilicas of St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran. It is not one of the churches on normal tourist itinerary lists, although it possesses an icon much revered in Haiti, the Philippines and several Eastern European countries and has a special relationship with the resident Polish community, with a social centre and masses in Polish on Sundays.

Read more: Sant'Alfonso - the British Connection

Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR...

 

On the 26th September,

the Redemptorists around the world

keep sacred the memory of 

Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR

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A friend of Blessed Kaspar wrote to his mother on his death, he said,

 

"As long as I had contact with him, I enjoyed his solidly devout personality, his striving to live with an orientation toward God above. I am obliged openly to confirm that your son lived as an ideal priest. Now his life has been crowned by the death of a saint."

 

Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR died on Sept 26th 1899 before he reached the age of 29! He was a beloved educator, who worked with great love for the students of our Congregation. Today is a fitting day to pray for our CSsR students in every part of the world, especially those within our Province of London and the Region of Zimbabwe.

Read more: Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR

A most precious icon...shot at during WWII

 

Look closely at this icon and see clearly, in Jesus' halo,

where this icon was shot at by a soldier during World War II

 

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Read more: A most precious icon

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