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News and Events... Updated regularly
Fr General sends us Easter Blessings...
Another CSsR Saint on the way...
On April 15th, Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of the Decree on the heroic character of the virtues of the Redemptorist, Fr. Wilhelm Janauschek, a professed priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. By virtue of this Decree Fr. Wilhelm Janauschek has been declared venerable.
He was one of sixteen children in a Viennese family that had come from Moravia, which gave to the church three religious priests and two nuns. So when William was born on October 18, 1859, he found himself immediately immersed in that climate of true piety that favors the flowering of a religious vocation.
His spiritual director, a Redemptorist, took care to direct him toward the same Institute. Therefore it was natural that at age 17, having completed his elementary studies and the humanities, the Venerable should enter the novitiate at Eggensburg where he then passed to the student residence at Mautern, where he professed his religious vows on April 28, 1878. He was ordained a priest there on August 28, 1882.
Since that time, over the next 44 years, in positions of ever increasing responsibility, he knew how to unite perfect regular observance and interior piety with multifaceted and fruitful apostolic activity.
From 1882 to 1890, he was the socius of the prefect of students. From 1890 to 1901, he was the novice master. From 1901 to 1907, he was the provincial superior. From 1907 to 1924 he was the superior of various communities of his province.
Blessed, Peaceful and Happy Easter...
The Redemptorists of the London Province
wish you all a happy and holy holiday
as you have just journeyed through the Sacred Triduum.
Our good wishes go especially to:
Our CSsR confreres
Our OSsR nuns
and all who support us in any way!
God bless you all!
That 1 Day - The Passion...
He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
What is happening this night?
Let us stay close to the Lord, in silence and prayer!
Palm Sunday 2014...
This is the week...
that most changed the world!
CSsR Zimbabwe Website...
Our confreres in Zimbabwe are now up and running with a new website!
Click on the banner above and fly down to Zimbabwe!
On that website you will find out information on
Our Book Shop Ministry
Br Benjamin's work and fundraising
and much more...
Congratulations to the Fathers and Brothers there.
Know that our prayers are constantly with you!
John Paul II and the Icon of Mother of Perpetual Succour...
A brief recollection of Danilo P. Bissaco from the Province of Rome
Let me describe this incident to you. On May 18, 1979 I attended the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. The Prefect of the Papal Household offered me a place near the barrier where the Pope would pass.
Fr Provincial writes April 2014...
5th April, 2014
Dear Confreres and friends,
I had not quite realised that it is already one month since the last Provincial letter.
Apologies for the delay. I was preaching a Mission, and now the OPC is in Clapham.
We have gathered for the Redemptorist Publications Trustees Committee meeting
and for the Finance Secretariate, although we have also had the opportunity of
spending the weekend with the community and celebrating Mass with the student
body. One of the Students, Br. Peter Morris, is of course in Zimbabwe where he is doing
very well, and preaching school retreats.
Pope's Spokesman and CSsR...
EXCLUSIVE: THE HOLY FATHER’S SPOKESMAN SPEAKS WITH US
A year of Pope Francis: the Holy Father’s spokesman speaks exclusively to us On the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate, the Redemptorist missionaries, Frs. Rafael and Biju of the Congregation’s Communications Office went for an exclusive interview with the spokesman of the Holy Father. Father Federico Lombardi received the missionaries in the interview room […]
A year of Pope Francis: the Holy Father’s spokesman speaks exclusively to us
On the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate, the Redemptorist missionaries, Frs. Rafael and Biju of the Congregation’s Communications Office went for an exclusive interview with the spokesman of the Holy Father. Father Federico Lombardi received the missionaries in the interview room of Vatican Radio and spent almost two hours with them. Friendly and welcoming, he spoke of the importance of the work of communication and noted that offering news in different languages was a “sign of respect” for people, countries and cultures. Here are some parts of the interview.
Surely your work must include regular meetings with the Holy Father. What is it like to work closely with Pope Francis?
In my work there are several ways to accompany the activities of the Holy Father. I can be informed and understand what the Pope is doing without needing to go very often and personally disturb him because I see and know what he is doing through my different sources of information among his co-workers, the people closest to him. Naturally, there are also some occasions when I see him in person and can ask him for some information or, let’s say, more specific directions. In general, though, as we all know, Pope Francis is an extremely communicative person, extremely open and available, who possesses a way of engaging people, let’s say, and a very easy and quick communication with his co-workers, including new forms not likely to have been used in the past. We know that he uses the telephone both personally, let’s say, and more frequently than his predecessors. At times, he calls to speak briefly of something that is of some urgency, even if the information perhaps has varying degrees of importance. However, if you get a simple and specific question to him, he will bother to get the answer, sometimes through one of his co-workers or sometimes by calling back personally. So, he has a style very, shall we say, free, flexible and quick to respond to the questions that are put to him.
Pope Francis I and Queen Elizabeth II...
A lovely image!
A'bishop Tobin CSsR - appointed to Roman Congregation...
Pope Francis has named Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis as a member of the congregation of the Roman Curia that oversees vowed religious life.
“Together with the other cardinals and archbishops named to the congregation, I will try to advise the Holy Father and the cardinal prefect of the congregation on questions regarding religious life around the world,” Archbishop Tobin told The Criterion, the Indianapolis archdiocese’s newspaper.
On March 29 the Pope named the archbishop as a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
April's Virtue and Prayer Intention...
Virtue: Love of Neighbour
Patron: St. John
Text: "This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you.
A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends."
St John 15: 12-14
Italian CSsR Website...
Browsing through the internet the other day I came across this picture (below) and thought to myself. "I recognise this, but I'm sure it wasn't me who put it together like this!" Lo and behold, there was another Redemptorist CSsR website using our pictures! If you click on the picture it will take you to the site.
Thanks to the "Redentoristi" at www.santalfonsoedintorni.it
God bless your work!
CSsR Way of Life...
How well are you using this Lent?
- Reflection on a Youth Retreat
- Our Mother of Perpetual Succour
- CSsR Statistics 2014
- Ace of Clubs - £30K
- Archbishop-elect, Malcolm McMahon OP
- Living Joyfully!
- St Clement's feast day
- St Clement Hofbauer - Message from the General
- Discernment Day
- An uphill struggle
- Homily for Ash Wednesday
- Fr General - Lent 2014
- Ash Wednesday 2014
- Lenten Reflections
- Fr Provincial writes March 2014