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Solemnity of the Most Holy Redeemer...

 

The Titular Feast of the Congregation

 

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Today we use our Sunday Name!

 

We are the 

 

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer

(Redemptorists CSsR)

Read more: Solemnity of the Most Holy Redeemer

The Passion of the Christ - the actor...

 

An inspirational video!

Jim Caviezel, the actor who played the Christ.

An interesting Christian in Holywood!

 

 

 

Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR Homily Installation Mass...

 

Homily for Installation

 

Before I begin the homily I would like to thank you, the priests, religious and lay faithful for your warm welcome to the diocese of Hallam.  In particular, I would like to thank all those who wrote to me when the announcement of my appointment was made, welcoming with an assurance of prayers.  Many of those who wrote offered words of encouragement, too, informing me of all the things I could look forward to when I arrived in Hallam, - the many places of interest to visit, some of local customs etc.  One particular custom mentioned by someone born in Sheffield and now living in exile in the north-west caught my eye and I am looking forward to trying it for myself and I quote:

 

“No self-respecting Sheffield home would be without Henderson’s Relish, a slightly spicy black vinegar based product use on savoury pies and fish and chips.” Something to look forward to……..

Read more: Bishop Ralph CSsR Homily Installation Mass

Bishop Eton celebration

 

Bishop Eton held a Parish Celebration today with all profits going to Project Zimbabwe - a fund set up to raise money for the people in the townships served by the Redemptorists.

 

There was food 

 

IMG 2088  Hog Roast for the adults

 

Read more: Bishop Eton Parish Celebration

Bishop Ralph CSsR installed as Bishop of Hallam...

 

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To see the video of the Installantion of Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR,

click here

 

To hear the Redemptorists sing the Latin hymn, the Inclyta, go to 2hrs.27mins!

 

A special word of thanks to all of those people from the Diocese

who gave the Redemptorists such a warm and friendly welcome,

especially to Fr Christopher Posluszny, the Cathedral's dean.

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Read more: Bishop Ralph CSsR installed as Bishop of Hallam

Invocation 2014...

The Festival of Invocation 2014

was an excellent event organised

by many good people from within the

Archdiocese of Birmingham!

 

Thank you to everybody for allowing us to have such a wonderful event!

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Redemptorist was a name that featured thoughout the whole weekend! 

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Here we are with the Little Sisters of the Poor - great sisters!

Read more: Invocation 2014

Sr Maria OSsR - Final Profession...

 

A wonderful celebration took place at the

Monastery of St Alphonsus in Dublin

on Saturday 5th July as

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Sr Maria Sidorova OSsR

made her Solemn Profession into the

Order of the Most Holy Redeemer.

It was such a joyous, blessed and happy day.

The Redemptoristine nuns and the Redemptorists

are truly blessed with this

generous of heart, kind and God centered women.

 

Ad Multos Annos!

Read more: Sr Maria OSsR

A flying visit to Pagani...

 

This is a very good short video of our monastery and Basilica in Pagani,

near Naples,

where St. Alphonsus' shrine is today!

 

Enjoy!

 

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Provincial's Letter June 2014...

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27th June, 2014

Dear Confreres and friends,

 

Today we celebrate the two great feasts of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and also Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and tomorrow our Ukrainian Martyrs. I know that in all our communities the Novena for Our Lady has been celebrated, and I hope to be in Clapham on Sunday evening for the final night of the Nine Days Prayer. All good wishes for these three feasts which have a particularly Redemptorist flavour to them.

Read more: Provincial's Letter June 2014

 

Fr General CSsR writes - June 2014...

 

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CONGREGATIO SS. REDEMPTORIS

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Superior Generalis

Prot. No. 0000 134/2014

Roma, June 27, 2014

“Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, here is your son.’

Then he said to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’

And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.”

(John 19:26-27)

 

Dear Confreres, Sisters, Associates and friends,

 

Greetings from Rome as we celebrate the Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Like the beloved disciple, we have welcomed Mary into our homes and into our hearts. We “relate to her as a mother with all the love and veneration [we] owe her as sons [and daughters].” (Cons. 32).

 

The Gospel passage above is taken from the Liturgy for this feast day. It is powerful and moving. From the Cross, as Jesus pours out his life for us, he speaks these words. As Pope Francis reminds us in Evangelii Gaudium (No. 285), “these words of the dying Jesus are not chiefly the expression of his devotion and concern for his mother; rather, they are a revelatory formula which manifests the mystery of a special saving mission.” Jesus gives his mother a mission – to be the maternal expression of God’s love and tenderness for all people.

Read more: Fr General and Perpetual Help

CSsR Virtue for July ...

 

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Virtue: Obedience

Patron: St Philip

Text: "You are my friends, if you do things that I command you." Jn 15:14

Read more: CSsR Virtue for July 

 

Blessed Gennaro Sarnelli CSsR...

 

Today the Redemptorists around the world celebrate their confrere and contemporary of St Alphonsus

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Blessed Gennaro Sarnelli CSsR.

  

Ordained a priest in 1732, he dedicated himself especially to the catechesis of young boys and to the rehabilitation of girls at risk of becoming prostitutes. In June of the following year, he entered the Redemptorists. He dedicated himself to the preaching of the Word of God to those who were most destitute of spiritual help.

Read more: Blessed Gennaro Sarnelli CSsR

Mother of Perpetual Succour (Help)...

 

This year with the feast of the Sacred Heart falling on the 27th of June, many people are celebrating

 

Our Mother of Perpetual Succour's

 

feast day today.

Whenever and wherever you are celebrating the feast,

enjoy and have a blessed day! 

 

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Mother of Perpetual Succour,

Pray for us! 

 

 

Blessed Nicholas and Companions CSsR...

We celebrate their feast day, 28th of June.
Martyrs

 

On June 27, 2001, Pope John Paul II beatified a group of modern martyrs of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Among them were four Redemptorists:

Bishop Mykolay (Nicholas) Charnetsky (1884-1959),

Bishop Vasyl (Basil) Vsevolod Velychkovsky (1903-1973),

Father Ivan Ziatyk (1899-1952), and

Father Zynoviy (Zenon) Kovalyk (1903-1941).

Read more: Blessed Nicholas and Companions CSsR...

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus...

 

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 Today we celebrate the

Solemnity of

the most

Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 

The picture here is of

Jesus standing outside the Sacre Coeur in Paris, an area famous for the Basilica dedicated to the Sacred Heart,

but an area also infamous for many other reasons.

 

Here Jesus is showing everyone

his loving heart.

 

 

Enjoy this solemnity and know you are loved deeply by our Lord!

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Hawkstone Hall 21st June 2014

Keynote Speakers

on the 21st June 2014 Hawkstone Hall, the Redemptorist International Pastoral Centre in Shropshire, hosted Wholly Holy an event advertised as providing 

 

"Keynote speakers, Reflection, Discussion, Food, Mass,

Adoration and Time out in beautiful surroundings."

 

 

Read more: Wholly Holy

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