" That which is important for me... are the simple eternal truths: the Incarnation, the Redemption and the Holy Eucharist "
Bl Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR

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Fr Provincial CSsR Letter for the month of August...

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26th August, 2016

Dear confreres and friends,

 

This month of September presents us with the opportunity to gather together in Kinnoull for a short seminar on preaching popular missions with lay apostles as co-workers. It will be led by Fr. Rui Santiago of the Province of Lisbon and who is the Vicar Provincial and also principal missioner. As indicated previously, this time together will also give members of the Province the opportunity to see the newly refurbished monastery at Kinnoull. We hope that it will be a relaxing time together. If you have not already responded to the invitation of the Rector, may you please contact Fr. Gerry Mulligan. We gather on the evening of 19th September and depart on the morning of 22nd.

 

These weeks have been quite trying in terms of the logistics of moving back to Kinnoull. Due to a serious lack of painters in Scotland and other professional skilled people the delay in taking possession of the building has continued. We will now take possession of Kinnoull today, 26th August. From 5th September Fr. Jim McManus will conduct our first workshop which is a full house! Father Peter Morris will also join the community on that day.

CSsR Professions 15th August 2016 

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On Monday the 15th August 2016 at the noon Mass at Bishop Eton Liverpool, Brothers Royston Price and Michael Taylor made their religious profession.

They were surrounded by their confreres, family, friends and parishioners of Bishop Eton.

Fr Charles Corrigan C.Ss.R, the Prefect of Students was the main celebrant and "received the vows".

After the signing of the Vow Formula, Royston and Mike were presented with copies of theConstitutions and Statutes and each received a Profession Cross.

 

 

 

 

CSsR Professions Aug 2016 - Fr Provincial's Homily

The Homily preached by Fr Provincial CSsR, Fr Ronald McAinsh

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For the last two weeks I have been working in Paris at a symposium with 68 Sisters who are working in Religious formation. The Congregation is in 66 countries rather like the Redemptorists who are present in 70 and are still attracting vocations, mainly in Africa, Asia and South America.

I think that what struck me most of all was that the challenges for those doing the training, Postulant Masters, Novice Masters and Junior Masters or as we call them Prefects of Students, were fairly common - although the manifestation of them in the West and in the East are quite different; and of course one has to take into the of consideration age differences. No longer do people join the legislation at 17, 18 or 19. 

Making a Novena to St Dr Alphonsus Maria de'Liguori...

alfonso12About St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori...

This beloved Italian saint was born in Naples, Italy, in 1696. Known for his piety even as a child, Alphonsus had many gifts and talents.

He became a lawyer before reaching age 20, composed music and painted, drew large crowds with his preaching, and wrote more than 100 books. He was a brilliant theologian, yet he had a special gift for teaching the faith in a way even the simplest people could understand.

As a young priest, he was deeply distressed by the conditions of the rural poor, who had few opportunities to learn the faith or have their spiritual and material needs met. In response, in 1732 he formed the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer—the Redemptorists—and intensified his life of preaching to and serving those in need.

Profoundly devoted to the Blessed Mother, St. Alphonsus died at age 91, after spending the night in prayer to Mary.

He was canonized a saint in 1839 and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1871. St. Alphonsus is the patron saint of confessors, moral theologians, and those who suffer from arthritis—a condition that caused him great pain and left him confined to a wheelchair later in life.

The Congregation he formed now numbers about 5,500 priests and brothers who serve the poor and abandoned in 82 countries throughout the world.

Redemptorists are known for their special devotion to the crib of Bethlehem; the cross of Calvary; Mary, the Mother of God; and the Eucharist.

Day One

“He who prays is certain to be saved, while he who prays not is certain to be damned. All the saints were saved and came to be saints by praying; all the accursed souls in hell were lost through neglect of prayer.”
—St. Alphonsus

Novena Prayer

Glorious St. Alphonsus, bishop and doctor of the Church, devoted servant of our Lord and loving child of Mary, I invoke you as a saint in heaven. I give myself to your protection that you may always be my protector and my guide in the way of holiness and salvation.

Aid me in observing the duties of my state of life. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life after your own example.

Great lover of the Blessed Sacrament and the Passion of Jesus Christ, teach me to love Holy Mass and Holy Communion as the source of grace and holiness. Give me a tender devotion to the Passion of my Redeemer.

Promoter of the truth of Christ, through your preaching and writing, give me a greater knowledge and appreciation of the divine truths.

Gentle father of the poor and sinners, help me to imitate your charity toward others in word and deed.

Consoler of the suffering, help me to bear my daily cross patiently in imitation of your own patience in your long and painful illness and to resign myself to the will of God.

Good Shepherd of the flock of Christ, obtain for me the grace of being a true child of Holy Mother Church.

St. Alphonsus, I humbly implore your powerful intercession for obtaining from the heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare. I recommend to you in particular this favor: (mention your request).

I have great confidence in your prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy will, my petition will be granted through your intercession for me at the throne of God.

St. Alphonsus, pray for me and for those I love. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, do not abandon us in our needs. May we experience the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.

Heavenly Father, You continually build up Your Church by the lives of Your saints. Give us grace to follow St. Alphonsus in his loving concern for the salvation of people and so come to share his reward in heaven. Walking in the footsteps of this devoted servant of Yours, may we be consumed with zeal for souls and attain the reward he enjoys in Your kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please pray for our Novices who make First Profession on the 15th...

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Br Roston Price, Fr Ray Douziech (Novice Master) and Br Michael Taylor

Your prayers are asked for our two novice brothers who are preparing to make their first profession on Monday 15th August. They have just finished the Noviciate in Canada where there were 8 novices in formation.

On Monday Br Michael and Br Royston will make the vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.

If any of you are around and can come to Bishop Eton Monastery L16 8NQ you will be most welcome. Nonetheless, where ever you are, please pray for these two men making this wonderful step in their Religious and Spiritual lives.

 

May the Lord enrich them in their poverty

May the Lord love them in their Chastity

May the Lord embolden them in their Obedience

 

Mother of Perpetual Succour,

Pray for them.

St Alphonsus 

Pray for them

All our CSsR Saints and Beati

Pray for them

 

CSsR Redemptorists - Missionaries of Christ...

Look at all the various things going on in this poster...

...all in a day's work!

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Pray for Vocations!

Fr Kevin McEwan CSsR RIP...

Fr Kevin McEwan CSsR died earlier this month.

We pray that God will grant him eternal rest and peace.

Requiescat in pace.

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A new Website Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Rome CSsR...

 

Our Mother of Perpetual Succour

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Icon of Love

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Speaking about St Alphonsus on Shalom World TV...fr juventius

Fr. Juventius Andrade, CSsR, one of the General Consultors of the Congregation, in Rome

“Alphonsus Liguori was a man of intense, passionate, love.  It was a love for people who are abandoned, not only by the society but sometimes by the church itself. He allowed himself to be gripped by the love of God”: Says Fr. Andrade

 Watch the short piece here

CSsR & OSsR Icon...

A wonderful icon 'written' by the Nuns OSsR in our

Greek Catholic Monastery in Slovakia.

It clearly shows

Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa OSsR

and our Holy Father

Saint Doctor Alphonsus Liguori CSsR 

with our Most Holy Redeemer!

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Sr M Bernadette OSsR turns 90...

Our own Sr Mary Bernadette OSsR turned 90 years old recently and the Prioress of the Monastery of St Alphonsus, Sr Lucy OSsR and Sr Gabrielle OSsR came over to celebrate with Sr M Bernadette.

We wish her many more birthdays!  

The Sisters' ministry of prayer continues to be so important to us!

The Redemptoristines!

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Solemnity of St Dr Alphonsus Liguori CSsR...

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Our Holy Founder

Bishop and Doctor of the Church

St Alphonsus Maria de'Liguori CSsR

Solemnity 1st August

 

The Redemptorists of the London Province

would like to wish all their

confreres CSsR,

sisters OSsR and MSsR,

co-workers,

families,

friends,

benefactors,

and all who read these pages,

every blessing and joy

as you celebrate this holy feast!

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St Alphonsus Maria de'Liguori CSsR

Pray for us!

Kinnoull CSsR is about to re-open!...

ST MARY'S MONASTERY RENEWED

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After a 14 month refurbishment the Retreat and Pastoral Centre at Saint Mary's, Kinnoull, Perth is due to reopen in late August.

 

Kinnoull has served as a centre for retreats for clergy since 1870 and became a fully functioning Pastoral Centre in 1979.

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Extensive work has been carried out, which includes a

complete renewal of the heating system,

49 rooms of which 34 en suite rooms are available.

 

 

These are newly furnished and available for retreats, conferences, meetings and times of recollection.

 

 

In addition the monastery is equipped with Wi-Fi throughout, and a good standard of catering is maintained.

 

 

There is step free access throughout the building with a lift

from the basement to the third floor.

 

You are invited to join the community who gather for 

Morning and Evening Prayer and midday Mass

or simply to have a quiet time on your own.

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Kinnoull is set in beautiful grounds with a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and its own woodland.

Vocations Weekend Nov 2016!...

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Redemptorists Scala News - International...

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Click here to read an article and see some other photos

from our 150th Celebration of the Icon in Clapham...and many more besides.

Fr Provincial CSsR writes July 2016...

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20th July, 2016

Dear confreres and friends,

 

I trust that you celebrated the feast of the Holy Redeemer well. This time last year we were fairly certain we would be renewing our vows in Kinnoull. However the four of us present in the community renewed them here in Dundee, as we still have not moved back to Kinnoull. Various reasons are cited for the delay, including inclement weather which prevented removing the roof for the new lift shaft which goes from the basement to the top floor, the discovery of dry rot in several places, and challenges in the complete rewiring and re-plumbing of the building. The top three floors are now complete with carpets and there remains some work on the ground floor and lower ground floor. I believe that the wait is worth it, as we do not wish to return until everything is totally finished. The OPC made a visit this week and we are delighted with the quality of the work.

 

At the OPC meeting various situations in the Province and the Region were discussed and it was decided that we will do a visitation of the communities of the communities of the Province and of the Region in early 2017.