Venerable Maria Celeste Crostarosa OSsR
News and Events
News and Events... Updated regularly
New Book on the Consecrated Life...
Fr Ronnie McAinsh CSsR,
the Provincial Superior
of the London Province,
has recently written a new book entitled,
Living the Consecrated Life
in the Third Milennium
This book is a most welcome resource
for this coming
Year of Consecrated Life.
Fr Ronnie McAinsh describes himself as "passionate about religious life."
He teaches formation courses and retreats around many parts of the world.
To order this book click here for
RYM HITS LONDON!...
Last weekend saw Paul Murphy (Coordinator of Redemptorist Youth Ministry) visit St Mary's Clapham along with Sam Ruggiero (RYM Birmingham) and Dave Delaney (RYM Liverpool)!
Paul spoke at all weekend Masses - giving a testimony on his "faith journey and giving parishioners an update on what's happening in the world of RYM!
Ven Margaret Sinclair...can you help?
The Redemptorists have been the Guardians of her Shrine in St. Patrick's, Edinburgh. We have been asked by the maker of this film below to appeal of their behalf.
Margaret Sinclair: An Ordinary Girl
A 1920's Period Feature Film to life.
This is the true story of an ordinary girl who becomes a holy woman. Margaret Sinclair, a Scottish working class girl, living in 1920's Edinburgh abandons a life of security to follow God’s calling. She dedicates her life to helping others even whilst she herself experiences unemployment, family trials and poverty.
The foundation of the CSsR Mission in Albania...
We thank Fr Laureano for this piece, it makes for fascinating reading...
It was 17:20 when Fathers Laureano Sevillano Del Otero, (Madrid) Dominic O’Toole (London) and Andrzej Michon,(Warsaw) the first three Albanians Redemptorists, landed in Tirana, capital of Albania. The sky was cloudy and the road showed the preparations for the upcoming visit of the Pope to the “Land of the Eagles”.
The community was received in the rectory of the Cathedral by Mons George Frendo OP, Auxiliary Bishop of Tirana-Durres. There they remained for two weeks dedicated to the study of language and participating in various church meetings, making contact with the Albanian Catholic Church and its characteristics. The next day they were received by the Archbishop of the capital, Mons. Rrok Mirdita, who said that the arrival of the Redemptorists to the diocese was a precious gift for their 75th anniversary. They also held a meeting with the Apostolic Nuncio to Albania, who invited the confreres to love the people and have “smell of sheep”, quoting Pope Francisco.
A young person's view of the Redemptorist Youth Group...
Thank you Damian Wilde for being so kind and sharing this.
A friend who attended the group in Liverpool recommended I attended the group in Birmingham as I lived close-by, so I thought I would see what it was like. Having only lived in the area for a few years, I did not know many people in Catholic circles. I attended mass, but I only knew a few people in my parish. All the people I knew through church and going to Lourdes were from the Archdiocese where I grew up in Liverpool. It was due to this I wanted to extend my network and spend some reflective prayer time with fellow Catholics in the area.
Blessed Pope Paul VI 19th October 2014...
Sunday 19th October 2014
the church, we, have a
Read the spontaneous address Blessed Pope Paul VI
gave to the Redemptorists attending the General Chapter 6th Oct 1973.
It well worth reading...
Redemptorists and World War One...
This has been a sad time to remember the reality that was WWI.
A confrere was recenly at an exhibition in Perth, Scotland, that was remebering the impact the War had on that city. Also included in the exhibition were the men from our monastery, St. Mary's Kinnoull, who did their bit in the World War. He sent the following pieces, so we'll let the articles speak for themselves...
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St Gerard Majella CSsR's Feast Day...
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.
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!
St Dr Teresa of Avila...
Today the church celebrates the memory of one of the great women saints, one who has also been honoured with the title, Doctor, and the woman is the great Teresa of Avila. St Alphonsus was a great admirer of St Teresa, and he wrote all his letters with the initials JMJT at the top of the page -
Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Teresa!
In the years following the canonisation of St. Alphonsus, it was common for the confreres within the Redemptorist family to write their letters with initial JMJTA at the top of the page -
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Teresa and Alphonsus!
Enjoy this lovely feast day, and ask the great Doctor (Teresa) to help you with your prayer life.
Fr Provincial writes Oct 2014...
7th October, 2014
Dear Confreres and friends,
This letter will reach you a bit late since I was in Rome on the occasion of Cardinal Nichols taking possession of our church. As you will know from the website the church of St Alfonso was given to him as his titular when he was created cardinal.
In August, the students of the London Province joined students from other units in Europe for a pilgrimage to the sites where the Redemptorists began. Museums were visited, Churches were viewed (and prayed in), talks were given and sights were seen. Not to mention visiting the Redemptoristines and receiving their unmatched hospitality.
(Here the brothers stand by the tomb of
St Gerard Majella CSsR
- Patron of Pregnant mothers and babies)
- Cardinal Nichols and CSsR in Rome
- CSsR Virtue for October
- A fresh look at the Rosary
- Sant'Alfonso - the British Connection
- Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR
- A most precious icon
- Our three confreres CSsR in Albania
- Home Mission Sunday 2014
- Photos of the Way - Santiago
- New Redemptorist mission in Albania...
- Santiago de Compostella
- Mark McManus - An Alphonsian Journey
- Fr Provincial writes Aug 2014
- Br Michael CSsR - 25th Jubilee
- Walking the Way - The Camino V