Bl Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR
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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)
Sant'Alfonso - the British Connection...
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.
Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR...
On the 26th September,
the Redemptorists around the world
keep sacred the memory of
Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR
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.
Our three confreres CSsR in Albania...
On Sunday the Holy Father, Pope Francis was in Albania visiting the nation - and our three confreres who moved there last week! If you watched the Papal Mass on EWTN on Sunday you will have spotted Fr Dominic distributing Holy Communion!
Fr Dominic CSsR, Fr Laureano CSsR and Fr Andrzej CSsR
(London Madrid Warsaw Provinces)
in white Redemptorist habits.
Please pray for them and their new mission in Albania
The first Redemptorist community and mission ever in Albania.
Home Mission Sunday 2014...
...Evangelisation "in the heart of the family"
"On 21 Septemeber 2014 the Bishops of England and Wales invites parishes and religious houses to celebrate Home Mission Sunday to encourage every massgoing Catholic to respond urgently to the call to evangelise. With most massgoing Catholics feeling the pain and sorrow caused by a large number of family members and friends not practicing their faith there is an urgency for us all to consider afresh how we might respectfully and joyfully reach out to our absent brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you for all that are already doing in this regard."
Bishops' Conference Dept for Evagelisation and Catechesis.
For ways to get involved in this great work, see the web addresses below
and be sure to pray about it!
New Redemptorist mission in Albania...
We are well used to the fact that the numbers of active Redemptorists in Europe is diminishing: a concernshared with most Religious Congregations. However, we, in faith, take this as an opportunity: to give ourselves generously to areas we identify as missionary: whether in the developing world or closer to home. The Redemptorists of Europe have, this week, initiated a new missionary community in Tirana, Albania. Three confreres are involved in the new mission: Laureano (Madrid Province), Andrzej (Warsaw Province), Dominic (London Province). Each will be a sore miss to their home province, but each is a generous investment in the Redemptorist mission of the evangelisation of those most in need.
Santiago de Compostella...
Mark McManus - An Alphonsian Journey...
Ad multos annos - Mark!
Fr Provincial writes Aug 2014...
30th August 2014
Dear confreres and friends,
St. Augustine's feast this week always gives me great hope. I find a quotation from the 9th Book of the Confessions very encouraging: "I did not know how sick I was; nor did I know how well I could become". Perhaps this can give some thought for reflection.
At the beginning of the month I informed you that Fr Gerry and I would visit Bishop Eton for the feast of St. Alphonsus. I was happy to see Fr Barrie O'Toole in good form and dealing with the chemotherapy, and all the confreres coping well with various infirmities. Archbishop Kelly and Bishop Ralph joined us for a lovely Eucharist followed by a marvelous lunch and celebration together with our Redemptoristine Sisters.
I likewise found our confreres in Zimbabwe in good space. I was there on a pastoral visit to do a consultation about proposals for the next Regional government which will take office at the same time as our next Provincial government. I did send to each community in the Province a letter which I wrote to all the confreres in the Region outlining the achievements they have accomplished in the past few years.
Br Michael CSsR - 25th Jubilee...
Our congratulations go to
Brother Michael Duxbury CSsR
who made his Profession
on 9th September 1989,
25 years ago.
He now celebrates his Silver Jubilee of Profession.
This photos of Br Michael CSsR was taken 25 years ago!
Currently Br Michael CSsR works for men in prison.
This ministry is important, so let us pray for Br Michael's work.
Let us also pray for Vocations to the Redemptorist Brotherhood!
Vivat in aeternum
The Camino V...
Walking the Way - the Camino IV...
Walking the Way - The Camino III...
- Walking the Way - The Camino II
- CSsR Virtue for September
- The Way - Walking the Camino I
- Vocations CSsR Camino
- Perpetual Succour (Help), Icon of Love
- RYM Young Adult Group at Bishop Eton
- Blessed Dominic Methodius Trcka CSsR
- CSsR Historic Stained Glass
- Walking the Camino - the way...
- LETTER FROM THE SUPERIOR GENERAL ON THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN IRAQ
- SECOND NOVITIATE… in Poland
- Feast of the Assumption of BVM
- Our Brother and Sisters in Iraq
- Heroic Priesthood
- 4th August 1914