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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

Fr. Richard Reid C.Ss.R., and the Poor Clares in Arkley...

Many months ago Fr Richard received an invitation from the Poor Clares nuns in Arkley, Barnet, to celebrate mass as the community and their friends marked the entry of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair into the monastery. The Venerable Margaret never was in Arkley, but it was here the sisters of her monastery in Notting Hill, London moved in 1970.

We can safely say that this is the National Shrine of the Ven Margaret Sinclair in England!

While St. Patrick's in Edinburgh is the National Shrine of the Ven Margaret Sinclair in Scotland!

There is great affection and friendship between the shrines!

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To find out more about the Venerable Margaret Sinclair click here.


RP turns 50 years old...


Redemptorist Publications has been in operation for 50 years!

1961 - 2011

A garden party was fabulously arranged (all done 'in-house') and many

ex staff, friends and business colleagues came along to celebrate the day.

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Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R., welcomed the 100 or so guests...

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....and then thanked Fr Frank Dickinson C.Ss.R.,

for giving a first hand account of what it was like 50 years ago!


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Thanks to the present staff for all their hard work!



Congratulations RP!

Your prayers are asked for...

Please hold in your prayers...


Mr Jimmy McAinsh RIP, the father of Fr Ronald McAinsh who died recently

and was commited to God from the monastery church in Perth.

He was 94 years old and had lived a good life.

We pray that God will welcome him into Eternity,

and that Fr Ronnie's family will have peace.



Please hold in your prayers...


Our three novice brothers who are due home today from their noviciate in Canada,

and will be preparing themselves to take vows on the 6th August.

Holy Spirit guide them.

Going on holiday to Rome...?

Here is some interesting news from Rome that might just be helpful if you are going to Rome soon.



St. Mary Magdalena's Feast Day...

This day used to be a day of recreation for our communities, who would celebrate Mary Magdalena.


Well she was the first person to have encountered the Lord after the crucifixion

and therefore the first person who announced

the news of the Resurrection!



St Mary Magdalena - Pray for us!

A new Redemptoristine O.Ss.R!

We rejoice with our sisters who witnessed the profession of vows of a new Redemptoristine nun!

Sr. Maria O.Ss.R., finished her noviciate and took her first vows in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Dublin.

The Irish Provincial Fr Michael Kelleher was present and celebrated the profession mass.

Sr. Gabrielle, the Prioress of the Monastery, received Sr Maria's vows and presented her with the black veil, the blue choir cloak, and the Constitutions of the Order.


Congratulations Sr. Maria - our prayers go with you!

The Solemnity of our Most Holy Redeemer...



This weekend we remember Our Most Holy Redeemer!


We would like to wish all - 


our Redemptorist CSsR Fathers and Brothers,

our Redemptoristine OSsR Nuns,

our MSsR Missionary Sisters,

all our brothers and sisters who share in our spirit,

and all our family and friends


- a weekend of joy and happiness

wherever in the world you may be!


May Our Most Holy Redeemer look upon you in love!


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Two O.Ss.R., (Redemptoristine) Professions...

Our prayers are asked for Sr. Maria O.Ss.R.,

who will made her first vows on Saturday the 16th of July,

at the Monastery of St. Alphonsus in Dublin, Ireland.



Our prayer are also asked for Sr. Maura O.Ss.R.,

who will make her Solemn Profession on the 6th August,

in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Dublin.




To follow the lives of the Redemptoristines and see something of their life of prayer,

click here...


We will get back to you with more photos...

Some news on Confession...


The John Paul Centre - Middlesbrough...

The Middlesbrough community made sure the devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help was nourished this year by their novena, led by Fr Brendan O'Rourke C.Ss.R., a Redemptorist preacher from Ireland.


Fr. Brendan O'Rourke C.Ss.R., is pictured by the shrine.




In these two photos we see Fr. Andy Burns C.Ss.R., cutting a cake...



Look closer and you'll see the face of Blessed John Paul II!


The centre marked the Beatification with a mass of thanksgiving on the 13th of May,

as this was the anniversary of John Paul's assassination attempt, and also the feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

Everyone received a commemorative card to remember the day by.


After the mass, the celebrations continued with a glass of wine and a cake!