News and Events
News and Events... Updated regularly
CSsR - Youngest and Eldest...
Two of our confreres, united by a spirit and prayer, are the youngest and the eldest of the province.
When the photo was taken (last week) one was 26 years old and one was 86 years old
- you can work it out yourself!
Br Royston and Fr John Milcz CSsR
Immaculate Conception 2013...
Today the Congregation (CSsR)
celebrates its Patronal Feast,
as we celebrate Mary as the Patroness of our Congregation.
We hope and pray that Redemptorists and Redemptoristines everywhere are celebrating
this feast, and our Redemptorist vocation with style!
Enjoy this Feast!
FREE introduction to
the Gospel of Matthew
by Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R.
Last Sunday marked the beginning of the "year of Matthew" and to help people understand the context of the narratives, Fr. Denis McBride has written a short introduction to the Gospel which you can download and distribute free of charge by clicking here.
The Redemptorist Virtue for the month of December is :
Pope Francis and Fr General CSsR...
Let us pray for these two men -
Fr General CSsR
The Province has just received its visitation from our confreres of the General Government in Rome - Fr Jacek Zdrzalek CSsR and Fr Joao Pedro Fernandes CSsR, from Poland and Angola respectively.
It was a month long experience for both the visitators and the province. They arrived on Monday the 11th of November and work busily until their departure today.
In all they visited each house in the province starting in Hawkstone Hall, going to Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Perth, Edinburgh, Clapham London, Chawton, then back to Hawkstone where they met with our Lay Associates, and then the Formation Secretariate.
Then at the end Fr General arrived and had a meeting with the Extraordinary Provincial Council. The last day of the visitation was held in Bishop Eton, Liverpool, where members of the province travelled for the meeting with the General.
It was a wonderful and blessed experience!
Most Rev Fr General CSsR, Fr Joao Pedro Fernandes CSsR, Fr Jacek Zdrzalek CssR
and some of the Province.
Fr Provincial writes...
An overview of Advent...
Year of Consecration announced...
The Year 2015 has been announced as the Year for Consecrated Life!
"The joy of The gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus"
Today Pope Francis published his Apostolic Exhortation called
Click on the link and receive the whole document.
In the document the Pope says,
"Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer any room for others, no place for the poor. God's voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades. This is a very real danger for believers too. Many fall prey to it, and end up resentful, angry and listless. That is no way to live a dignified and full life; it is not God's will for us, nor is it the life in the spirit which has its source in the heart of the Risen Christ."
An Austrian CSsR Saint - to be...
The future - "Patron Saint of cancer patients'" ?
The Beatification process for Father Wilhelm Janauschek CSsR completed an important step towards beatification with good news from Rome: The province of the Redemptorists in Vienna received the official notification that the beatification process in the case of the servant of God Fr. Wilhelm Janauschek has come to the conclusion. The Congregation for the causes of Saints issued all vote for the beatification in a document (9 x-pro voice). The Pope is invited to agree to the beatification of the Viennese Redemptorists.
Let us pray - and watch this space!
Close of Year of Faith...
This weekend with the feast of Christ the King,
the Church closes its Year of Faith.
Fr Alex Reid CSsR RIP
The Dublin Province of the Redemptorists
has announced the death of
Fr Alex Reid CSsR
A man of PEACE
who worked for PEACE
and hoped for PEACE.
See the BBC's report on his death.
See people's reactions to his death.
See the 'vital role' he played for peace.
See our last article on Fr Alex Reid CSsR.
His funeral in Dublin as shown on television.
The BBC reporting on his funeral in Belfast.
May God grant him eternal peace!
Our thoughts and prayers go to the confreres of the Irish Province.
Sr Mary Clement OSsR - RIP...
Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear sister,
Sr Mary Clement of the Blessed Sacrament OSsR - RIP
who died on Saturday 9th of November 2013
May she rest in peace.
Her Requiem Mass will be on Tuesday 19th November 2013
at Nazareth House, Liverpool.
Fr Ronnie McAinsh, CSsR, recently wrote an article for Mision Today (the magazine for supporters of APF Mill) about the history of the Redemptorist in South Africa. It appears on page 20.
Click here to read the whole magazine on the Missio web-site.
MISSIO is the Catholic Church's official charity for overseas mission.
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