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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

Fr Provincial writes Nov 2016...

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28th October, 2016

Dear Confreres and friends,

As you will be aware, our General Chapter begins at the end of this month and I know that the communities have been praying that the Holy Spirit will be with the capitulars as we review the past sexennium, plan and discern for the future and elect a new General Government. I will try and keep you updated with key moments from the Chapter.

As is my custom, I also remind you of the importance of observing the suffrages for our beloved dead. The four Masses that the communities should celebrate in November are: the deceased members of the Province and Region, all deceased Redemptorists, our deceased benefactors, our deceased parents and relatives. This is one way of expressing our deep gratitude for the amazing mission carried out by those on whose shoulders we continue to build and spread the gospel.

You will have seen from our web page that Br. Massimiliano Mura wrote an icon of Blessed Maria Celeste Crostorosa for the Clapham community. It was good to have Max with us, and I look forward to continuing our cooperation as he is translating at the General Chapter.

Fr Peter CSsR blesses the CSsR graves at Kinnoull...

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Remembering our deceased loved ones and deceased confreres there was the Blessing of the Graves today, here in Kinnoull Cemetery.

Fr. Peter Morris C.Ss.R. with the Sabbatical Course participants

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An act of tenderness towards the confreres who have gone before us.

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Requiescant in pace!

Fr Jim McManus CSsR preaching in the Cathedral...

Fr Jim McManus CSsR preaching to the holy people of God in St Andrew's Cathedral, the principal church for the Diocese of Dunkeld, in the City of Dundee.

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God bless your ministry!

Fr General writes about Cardinal-designate Tobin CSsR...

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Feast of St. Gerard Majella, C.Ss.R.

Dear Confreres, Sisters, Associates and Friends:

On Sunday, October 9, 2016, Pope Francis announced the names of new Cardinals to be created at the Consistory on November 19. Among those named was our brother, Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of the Denver Province, Archbishop of Indianapolis, USA.

Cardinal-designate Tobin embodies in so many ways the description of the Redemptorist Missionary in Constitution 20:

“Strong in faith, rejoicing in hope, burning with charity, on fire with zeal, in humility of heart and persevering in prayer, Redemptorists as apostolic men and genuine disciples of Saint Alphonsus follow Christ the Redeemer with hearts full of joy; denying themselves and always ready to undertake what is demanding, they share in the mystery of Christ and proclaim it in Gospel simplicity of life and language, that they may bring to people plentiful redemption.”

Shortly after the announcement, Cardinal-designate Tobin explained how he understands this appointment: “Pope Francis is a grace for this time, and he really needs to choose his collaborators carefully. I am aware of how vast the Catholic Church is, and how many great leaders it has. The new Cardinals were chosen for the present needs of the Church… to represent the catholicity or universality of the Catholic Church.” It is clear to me, and to his brothers in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, that Pope Francis has chosen wisely!

CSsR Vocations Weekend 18 - 20 Nov 2016...

If you are wondering what the Lord is wanting you do with your one life,

then come along to Clapham and together we can ask the questions!

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Click below for more information...

Pray for Vocations

The Gift of an Icon from Br Max CSsR...

The extremely gifted Icon writer, Br Massimiliano Mura CSsR, a student from the Roman Province, presented an Icon of Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa OSsR to the Clapham community.

Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa is the foundress of our Redemptoristine Nuns OSsR, and was an important figure in our own history and early formation.

Br Max had been staying with the community for three months getting his already excellent English up to be an even higher standard. The community was extremely grateful for this precious gift and it will be blessed on Friday when the community will gather for a Day of Recollection.

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On behalf of the Community,

Br Royston Price CSsR receives the Icon of

Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa OSsR

from Br Massimiliano Mura CSsR

 

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Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa OSsR

Pray for us.

Upcoming Mission in Kilmarnock

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St Gerard Majella CSsR...

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Today we celebrate the feast of St Gerard Majella,

our own dear confrere and wonderful saint of the Church.

The Redemptorists of the London province

wish all their confreres around the world,

especially their "brothers"

a very happy feast day!

St Gerard Majella - Pray for us!

Pray for Vocations today, especially for the Redemptorist Brothers

Golden Jubilee of Very Rev Fr Ronald McAinsh CSsR Provincial Superior...

Fr Ronnie McAinsh CSsR

celebrates his

Golden Jubilee of Profession

on the 16th October 2016.

50 years a Redemptorist!

 

Fr Ronnie CSsR,

the Province,

Redemptorists aound the world

Redemptoristine Nuns around the world

and your dear family and many friends,

congratulate you and salute you!

Know that you are being held in prayer all around the world as you celebrate 50 CSsR years.

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Vivat in aeternum!

Fr General and Haiti...

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Confreres, Sisters, Associates and Friends,

Peace to all of you in Christ Jesus our Redeemer as we prepare to celebrate this weekend the feast of our brother, St. Gerard Majella, C.Ss.R!

As you know, Hurricane Matthew swept across the Caribbean causing great loss of life, and enormous damage and destruction. This devastation was most serious in the country of Haiti. We grieve with all those families who lost loved ones. We are grateful that all of our confreres survived without serious injury. And we recognize the great need for immediate help with food, medicine, and other necessities, as well as the long term costs of reconstruction. Haiti is still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. And now another blow has struck them.

The Holy Father entrusted the people of Haiti to the tender and maternal embrace of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, patroness of Haiti. As a community in Rome, we celebrated Eucharist before the Original Icon for the intentions of the Haitian people on Saturday, October 15. We continue to hold the people of Haiti in our prayers.

Many Provincials and others have asked how they can send financial aid. Some have arranged special collections in their parishes and Churches. Others would like to make a donation. The General Government will gratefully welcome all donations. Please send them to the Economato in the ordinary way, but make sure that you include “Aid for Haiti” in the transfer of funds. Any Sisters or friends who would like to contribute are welcome to do so through their local Redemptorist (V)Province or Mission. As the situation becomes clearer, The Region of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will make more concrete plans for reconstruction. In the meantime, we want to respond as best we can to the immediate and urgent needs. Thank you for your generosity.

May Our Mother of Perpetual Help, who stood by her Son on the Cross, stand with and accompany the suffering people of Haiti.

Your brother in the Redeemer,

Michael Brehl, C.Ss.R.

Bishop John A Mone RIP...

Our sincere sympathy goes to

Bishop John's family, friends, clergy of the diocese and to the whole Diocese of Paisley 

as Bishop John A Mone died this morning.

He was a great man, a great bishop and a great friend to the Redemptorists.

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Bishop John Aloysius Mone RIP

Emeritus Bishop of Paisley

A new CSsR book on the Rosary...

A new Book published by Redemptorist Publications and written by our own

Fr Jim McManus CSsR is about to come into circulation.

"If you have been a life-long devotee of the Rosary, or if you are coming back to the Rosary after a long break, or if you are feeling attracted to the Rosary for the very first time, you will find in this book, At Home in the Mysteries of Christ, great encouragement, enlightenment and a new desire for a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jim McManus shows us how, through praying the Rosary, we personally accept Jesus Christ's invitation to "make our home in him" and consciously in our prayer enter into the mysteries of life."

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New CSsR Cardinal...

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Superiors General CSsR = current and emeritus!

Pope Francis at the end of his Angelus today Sunday

announced the creation of 17 new Cardinals. 

 

A consistory will be held on the 19 of November,

the eve of the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy.

 

13 of the new Cardinals will be under 80 years

and will be eligible to vote in a conclave.

 

One of the new Cardinal is 

 

Most Rev Joseph Tobin CSsR

 

Superior General CSsR Emeritus

Archbishop of Indianapolis

 

Our prayers, congratulations and our love goes to

Archbishop Joseph Tobin CSsR,

especially at this time!

From your brothers and sisters from the London Province.

Pray the Rosary today for Vocations!...

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Please pray one rosary for vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life!

Remember especially the Redemptorist family CSsR & OSsR in your prayers.

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God bless you and yours!

 

Make October the Month of the Holy Rosary...

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You'll see that an important factor in the vocation of Redemptorists 

is devotion to Our Lady, particularly through the rosary!

We wear the full rosary with our Redemptorist habit.

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Try and say the rosary every day during this month of October

- a wonderful gift to Our Lady!

 

Upcoming Mission in Central Birmingham

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