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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

CSsR Provincial's Letter Oct 2020...

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Click here to read the letter...

Saying Good-bye and Thank-you to Miss Julie-Anne Tallon...

Our Abbey Catholic Primary School next to our Abbey Parish in Erdington Birmingham gathered on Friday evening to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for Miss Julie-Anne Tallon who is leaving her post as head teacher and moving to new and exciting work with the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Her new role is the

Director of the Birmingham Catholic Primary Partnership.

As Miss Tallon herself said,

"Just the most amazing last day as Head Teacher of the phenomenal Abbey Catholic Primary School. An amazing 11 years as Head Teacher ( 3 as Deputy HT )."

Miss Tallon leaves with our heartfelt thanks and our loving prayers!

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Bishop of Southwark - Aug 1853 - Indulgence!...

Just found hiding in a cupboard!

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So now you know to pray devotedly some prayer

in honour of St Alphonsus

in the church of

Our Immaculate Lady of Victories - Clapham

(our Church's formal name, rather than just St Mary's)

and you will get an indulgence of 40 days

granted by the

Bishop of Southwark the 2nd day of August 1853

Bishop Thomas Grant

#CSsR #Redemptorists #Vocations #Priesthood #ReligiousLife #Brothers#Redeemer #Peace and #Joy #Alphonsus #Southwark #Clapham#CatholicChurch

Fr General CSsR - Witnesses of the Redeemer...

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Open the letter here...

The Statue in our CSsR house chapel...

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Quite a story...!

St Gerard Majella CSsR - Pray for us!

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!





WIshing you...wherever in the world you may be...


our CSsR confreres,

particularly the brothers(!),

our OSsR nuns,

our MSsR sisters,

our CSsR co-workers

our dear families and friends

our generous benefactors

all you who know us

and all reading this...




Relax and celebrate this day well!

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Heavenly Father,

it was your plan to attract Saint Gerard

even from his tenderest years,

and make him like Jesus on the cross.

May we follow the example of his life,

and ourselves grow in likeness to your son.


St Gerard Majella,

Pray for us!

Conference of Redemptorists in Europe...

After the annual Assembly of the Conference of Europe has finished,

Fr. Johannes Römelt CSsR, the Co-ordinator of CRE,

talks about the meeting's atmosphere, main topics and taken decisions.

CSsR Worldwide...

Who we are... and How we are...

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Fratelli tutti - Brothers all...

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Dear Brothers, Sisters, Missionary lay, Associates and Friends,

Next Saturday, October 3, Pope Francis will sign the new Encyclical ′′ Brothers all ′′ on fraternity and social friendship. This Encyclical will then be promulgated next Sunday, October 4, feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. The promulgation of an Encyclical is always an important event in the life of the Church. This year, as we continue to experience the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic, I believe this Encyclical will be of special importance to all of us.

The title of the new Encyclical recalls the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Coexistence, signed and enacted by Pope Francis and the Great Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb on February 4, 2019. Together, the Holy Father and the Great Imam called all believers to live and fight for an authentic and prophetic human fraternity among all peoples, which strengthens us to face the great challenges that humanity and, in fact, the world, which is the our common house. This document was published a year before the current pandemic, and is more current than ever in the crisis that humanity and the whole world are going through.

We expect the new Encyclical to continue and further develop this appeal to all believers. Waiting for the promulgation, next weekend, of ′′ Brothers all ′′ on fraternity and social friendship, I invite all of you, sisters and brothers of the Redeemer, to join in prayer waiting for God to prepare us and all peoples to receive the message by Pope Francis with an open heart. As part of this prayerful preparation, I encourage you to read once again the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Coexistence, which is included in this short message.

May God bless us with the deep conviction that we are truly all brothers and sisters, children of God in our brother and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. May we live as prophetic and authentic witnesses of the Redeemer in our wounded world.

Your brother in Jesus our Redeemer,

Michael Brehl, CSsR

Superior General CSsR

Sr M Margaret OSsR - 70 years in the Monastery...

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Warm Congratulations to

Sr Mary Margaret OSsR

as she celebrates

70 years of Religious Life.

Congratulations Sr Mary Margaret wishing you a happy and blessed day.

We thank Sister for her

7 decades of prayer and service

for the Church and her Redemptorist confreres all over the world.