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Living Joyfully 2015...


He is...!

....Are you?

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If you want to know anything or everything about religious life then come along on Saturday 7th Feb 2015 to Liverpool's Catholic Cathedral!

You will be made most welcome and without doubt,

you will enjoy and be educated!

RYM back for another year...


RYM is back for another year - and 2015 looks like a busy and exciting 12 months!


Towards end of 2014 I started a Young Adult Group in our Redemptorist parish of St Mary's, Clapham in London!


So now RYM is based in 3 cities - Liverpool, Birmingham and London! After just 2 years we have developed the ministry nicely and there is undoubtedly a great need for young people to come together to share, learn about and discuss their faith!

Read more: RYM - 2015

Our Provincial in Poland...


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Many Provinces in our Redemptorist Congregational are holding Provincial Chapters both for the task of electing new Provincial governments and also to reviews their apostolic and community priorities for the next four years.



At the invitation of the Provincial of the Province of Warsaw, Fr. Janusz Sok, our own Provincial Superior, Fr. Ronald McAinsh, was invited to conduct some time of spiritual preparation for the 44 confreres who participated in the Provincial Chapter of the Warsaw Province.



Flying into Gdansk, Fr. McAinsh stayed overnight in our community in Gdynia which has a fascinating history.  The parish church which we staff was build under great persecution during the communist regime – and barely survived. There are 11 confreres ministering in the community, and we are also responsible for a very thriving Apostleship of the Sea which has the use of part of our premises. Being a port city this is of great value to the many seafarers who arrive and depart.



The Provincial Chapter was held in the Redemptorist Retreat house in Rowy which is about 130 km from Gdansk, and is on the Baltic Sea, which makes it a great tourist attraction during the summer months. 

Read more: Our Provincial in Poland...

Fr Charles Corrigan CSsR - Golden Jubilarian...


Great celebrations were held in Clapham on the occasion of

Fr Charles Corrigan CSsR

Golden Jubilee of

Ordination to the Priesthood.

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Fr Charlie was ordained on the 10th January 1965!

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Read more: Fr Charles Corrigan CSsR - Golden Jubilarian

Pope Francis' List...

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“When we gossip, we “are doing what Judas did,” and “begin to tear the other person to pieces. Every time we judge our brother in our hearts or worse when we speak badly of them with others, we are murdering Christians,” Francis says. “There is no such thing as innocent slander.”

“Throwing food away is like stealing from the tables of the poor, the hungry! I encourage everyone to reflect on the problem of thrown away and wasted food to identify ways and means that, by seriously addressing this issue, are a vehicle of solidarity and sharing with the needy.”


“If the Pope can find time to be kind to others, if he can pause to say thank you, if he can take a moment make someone feel appreciated, then so can I. So can we.” 

Read more: Pope Francis' List

CSsR Feast of Bl Peter Donders...


14 January 2015


Feast of Blessed Peter Donders CSsR

On the side of the Marginalized


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Read more: CSsR Feast of Bl Peter Donders 

Zimbabwe News...


During the course of the Chapter we were delighted to have four capitulars from Zimbabwe with us in Perth! Those present, Fr William Guri CSsR, Regional Superior, Fr Raymond Mupandasekwa CSsR, Regional Vicar Superior, Br Ben Posvo CSsR, Consultor, and Fr Joseph Musendami CSsR who is currently working and ministering in our Clapham community and parish. They brought with them great energy and inspiring experiences which they generously shared.




During the Chapter it was anounced that changes are to take place at the end of the month!


The changes are

Fr Raymond Mupandasekwa CSsR

- Regional Superior

Br Benjamin Posvo CSsR - Vicar Reginal Superior

Fr Elias Gweme CSsR - Consultor


Fr William Guri CSsR steps down after 14 years in Regional Government!

Fr William will go and do further studies,

this will no doubt enrich the Region.


Read more: Zimbabwe News

Thanks for the prayers for the Chapter!...

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The New Ordinary Provincial Council


Once again we would like to express our thanks and appreciation for the prayers and kind good wishes

that accompanied us throughout the Chapter.


The Chapter was a great experience of a prayerful and thoughtful sharing of

our experience, our lived reality and our hopes and dreams for our future.


Thanks for your prayers!

News from the CSsR Chapter 2015...




The General Government CSsR in Rome has ratified the election of


Fr Ronald McAinsh CSsR as Provincial Superior




Fr Richard Reid CSsR as Vicar Provincial Superior.


Fr Gerard Mulligan CSsR was then elected as the 2nd Consultor 


These three confreres make up the

Ordinary Provincial Council (OPC).


God bless you in your ministry!



Read more: News from the CSsR Chapter 2015

CSsR London Province's Chapter...


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Please remember in your prayers the Chapter of the London Province which takes place between the 5th January until the 9th of January 2015.


The Chapter is our Government that is elected and then assembles to make decisons for the good of the Province.


At this meeting of the Chapter the main business is the election of our Provincial Superior and his council.


Read more: London Province's Chapter

The Redemptorist Virtue for the month of January is...


Virtue: FAITH

Patrons: Sts. PETER and PAUL

Text: "I am the light of the world" Jn 8:12 

Read more: January Virtue and Prayer Intention

13 years in Edinburgh come to an end...



Many of our confreres have had the privilege of serving the people of St Patrick's Edinburgh. Sadly in November 2014 it was time for the Redemptorists to hand the church back over to the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.


Those who were in the community at one time or another were,


Fr Edward Hone CSsR, Fr Michael Henesy  CSsR, 

Fr Richard Reid CSsR, Fr Dominic O'Toole CSsR,

Fr Kieran Brady CSsR, Fr Joseph Docherty CSsR and finally Fr Desmond Keegan CSsR


They all would like to express their gratitude to all the people who make St Patrick's so special!


We also wish the new parish priest, Mgr Philip Kerr, every success and many blessings!


We leave the final words to Fr Desmond Keegan CSsR, who preached the last semon...






The Feast of The Presentation of Our Lady,

St. Patrick's, Edinburgh

Friday 21st November 2014, 7.30pm Mass


Father Anthony Freeman C.Ss.R. who died in 1998.

His sermon when he was dying with cancer. In his life as a

Redemptorist he had one message:-

God loves you and me, God loves you and me unconditionally.


The Redemptorists have had the privilege of serving St. Patrick's for the last 13 years. We have come in all shapes and sizes. This has been the Redemptorist message:- God loves you and me unconditionally.


I am conscious that the Archbishop is here and so I want to quote reliable sources and who better than two Popes of the 20th Century.


In 1972 the then Patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Archbishop Albino Luciani, who would go on to become Pope John Paul I, the smiling Pope and who died after only 33 days in office wrote a reflection on the founder of The Redemptorists, St. Alphonsus Liguouri

Read more: 13 years in Edinburgh came to an end

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2015...


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On this first day of the new year,

the Redemptorist Brothers and Fathers of the London Province,
would like to wish you a very happy New Year!


On this special feast day, entrust yourself to Mary, the Mother of God.

The Coordinator of Europe writes...

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Christmas 2014

Dear Confreres,

Dear Lay Missionaries of the Most Holy Redeemer,

Dear Partners in Mission.


Indeed they know that only the mystery of the Word Incarnate throws true light on the mystery of humanity and on the full reality of its calling.” Constitution 19


May this holy night awaken in us new faith in the truth of Emmanuel,



Jacek Zdrzałek CSsR


Letter from the Coordinator, No 18 (18.12.2014)


The new year of 2015 is coming but first I want to thank God for many the graces which we have received in 2014. It was really a blessed year for us in our Conference of Redemptorists of Europe. God blessed our various collaborations at many levels, and in a special way I would like to mention the mission-evangelization and the formation aspects.


The first of the seven guiding principles of restructuring in our Congregation is: “Restructuring is for mission”. So when I think about mission, I wish to stress at least three important events which took place in 2014: the inauguration of the Interprovincial Community of CRE in Tirana- Kamëz (Albania), REDCAMP (the International Summer School of Evangelization) in Kraków (Poland) and the Interprovincial Redemptorist Pilgrims ministry in Astorga (Spain). The first two events were really new and were done for the first time. The ministry with a temporary community in Astorga was carried out for a second time in CRE. All of these activities are developing and will be continued in the coming year.


I invite all to be involved in the mission actions of CRE, and in special way I invite more confreres for our pastoral work in Albania because this mission is growing day by day. I am waiting for new volunteers for our mission work in Albania. We are also in the process of preparation of the Interprovincial Community in Luxembourg – so we are also waiting for candidates there.

Read more: The Coordinator of Europe writes Dec 14

Thank God for the Year 2014...

As the world looks back at this year that has almost passed, so do the Redemptorists.

We look back, but we always say, Thank you!

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Enjoy, and may the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones in this coming New Year 2015


11th February Our Lady of Lourdes

14th January Bl Peter Donders CSsR

175 years ago Alphonsus M de Liguori was canonised!

2 New Redemptorists Bishops

2014 - A new Mission!

2014 Province Retreat

3 Jubilerians - 150 years of Priesthood

4th August 1914

60 years an OSsR Nun



A Day in the Life of an OSsR

A flying visit to Pagani...

A fresh look at the Rosary

A most precious icon

Ace of Clubs - £30K

Activity in the Kinnoull Monastery

An uphill struggle

Another CSsR Saint on the way

April's Virtue

Archbishop Tobin CSsR

Archbishop Tobin CSsR speaks at the CTU

Archbishop-elect, Malcolm McMahon OP

Ash Wednesday 2014



Beatus Paulus PP. VI - 19/X/14

Bishop Eton Monastery and Church - A History

Bishop Eton Parish Celebration

Bishop Kevin Dowling CSsR

Bishop Ralph CSsR Homily Installation Mass

Bishop Ralph CSsR installed as Bishop of Hallam

Blessed Dominic Methodius Trcka CSsR

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos CSsR

Blessed Gennaro Sarnelli CSsR

Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR

Blessed Nicholas and Companions CSsR...

Blessed, Peaceful and Happy Easter

Br Michael CSsR - 25th Jubilee

Br Thomas Lavery CSsR - Golden Jubilarian



Cardinal Nichols and CSsR in Rome

Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols - Auguri!

Celebrating St Alphonsus' Feast

CSsR Ace of Clubs Christmas Film

CSsR Building work in Zimbabwe

CSsR Habit - Could be you?

CSsR Hawkstone Hall in the papers

CSsR Historic Stained Glass

CSsR November Virtue and Prayer Intention

CSsR Statistics 2014

CSsR Students on tour in Italy

CSsR Treasure in our midst...

CSsR Virtue for August

CSsR Virtue for December

CSsR Virtue for January

CSsR Virtue for July

CSsR Virtue for October

CSsR Virtue for September

CSsR Vocations Weekend Nov 2014

CSsR way of life

CSsR Youth Ministry on Twitter



Discernment Day



EMBRACE Youth Congress

England's Newest Cardinal...



Feast Day of CSsR Martyrs of Cuenca

Feast of the Assumption of BVM

February's Virtue and Prayer Intention

Formation - London and Dublin...

Fr Bernard Lubienski - A future saint?

Fr Bev remembers our past confreres CSsR

Fr General - Lent 2014

Fr General and Perpetual Help

Fr General sends us Easter Blessings

Fr Provincial writes 30th May 2014

Fr Provincial writes April 2014

Fr Provincial writes Aug 2014

Fr Provincial writes Jan 2014

Fr Provincial writes March 2014

Fr Provincial writes May 2014

Fr Tim Buckley CSsR and Freddie Freckles

Fr. General CSsR and the Cardinal...




Good Friday



Happy and Holy Christmas 2014


Hawkstone's News

Heroic Priesthood

Holy Thursday...

Home Mission Sunday 2014

Homily for Ash Wednesday

HRH Duke of Gloucester to Hawkstone CSsR



Is God calling you to be a Redemptorist?

Italian CSsR Website



John Paul II and the Icon of Mother of Perpetual Succour

June's Virtue and Prayer Intention



Launch of Freddie Freckles and the Sacraments

Lenten Reflections

Letter from European Coordinator June 2014


Living Joyfully!

Logo Design Competition

London Province CSsR Retreat



Marriage Encounter and CSsR

May is the Month of Mary

Message from Bashar WARDA CSsR, the Chaldean Archbishop of ERBIL

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Mother of Perpetual Succour (Help)



New article about St Alphonsus

New Book on the ConsecratNew Book on the Consecrated Life...

New Redemptorist mission in Albania...

New Video…Ven Margaret Sinclair

Novena Perpetual Succour

Novena to the Holy Spirit



Our Brother and Sisters in Iraq

Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Mother of Perpetual Succour

Our Students CSsR at Allen Hall

Our three confreres CSsR in Albania



Palm Sunday 2014

Perpetual Succour (Help), Icon of Love

Photos of the Way - Santiago

Pope Francis - The Importance of Mass and Communion

Pope Francis I and Queen Elizabeth II

Pope Francis re-appoints Bishop Ralph

Pope's Spokesman and CSsR

Pray for the Pope in the Holy Land

Prayer for the CSsR Provincial Chapter

Preaching since 1732...

Province Meeting 2014

Provincial Chapter Jan 2015

Provincial preaches mission in Newfoundland...

Provincial's Letter June 2014



Redemptorist Family Vocations!

Redemptorist Missionaries

Redemptorist Youth Ministry

Redemptorists and World War One

Redemptorists CSsR Birthday...

Reflection on a Youth Retreat

Remembrance Sunday 2014



RYM Young Adult Group at Bishop Eton



Sant'Alfonso - the British Connection

Santiago de Compostella

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Redeemer

Sr Maria OSsR

Sr Patricia Fallon DC - Gone to God...

St Clement Hofbauer CSsR - Patron of Vienna

St Clement's feast day

St David's Day

St Dr Teresa of Avila

St Gerard Majella CSsR's Feast Day



That 1 Day - The Passion

The former Archbishop of Canterbury for Christian Unity...

The Foundation of the CSsR Mission in Albania

The Passion - the actor...

The Press thus far...

The Provincial writes, July 2014

The Season of Advent

The Way - Walking the Camino I

Three Brothers CSsR

Two new Saints for the Church



Ven Margaret Sinclair

View of Redemptorist Youth Group

Virtue for May

Virtue for the month of March

Vocation Opportunities this coming year

Vocations CSsR Camino

Vocations Retreat this weekend!

Vocations Sunday - Pope Francis



Walking the Camino - the way...

Walking the Way - The Camino II

Walking the Way - The Camino III

Walking the Way - The Camino IV

Walking the Way - The Camino V

Who are the Redemptorists?

Wholly Holy

Why did I become an OSsR Nun?

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 2014

World Mission Sunday



Year of Consecration 2014 onwards...

Year of MARK

Year of the Consecrated Life

Fr Provincial writes Dec 2014...




30th December 2014

Dear Confreres and friends,


I wish you many blessings for the coming year and once again give God thanks for the love and care we as individuals and as a Province have received throughout 2014.


I was happy to be in contact with each community over the Christmas period and to know that all the spiritual and community celebrations went well.


One piece of sad news is that the Redemptoristine presence in Crosby is at its end. I understand that Sr. Patrick has already gone to Dublin and is with our Sisters in Drumcondra, and I know they will have received her with great love and care. Sr. Bernadette will move to Nazareth House, Manchester where she will be nearer her family. She remains the only Redemptoristine in this country. We give thanks for the presence of the Sisters who came from the founding Monastery in Dublin in 1897 and lived originally in Clapham, then in Chudleigh, and finally as a viable community in Gilmoss. I attach a brief resume of their history as a form of tribute to all the Sisters.

Read more: Fr Provincial writes Dec 2014



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