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News and Events... Updated regularly

Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Easter - Bishop Eton

 

New blessed Icon of Bl. Maria Celeste Crostarosa for the Redemptoristine Nuns in Slovakia...

 

(Kežmarok, Slovakia) Fr. Václav Hypius, CSsR, the Redemptorist Provincial and President of the Conference of Major Religious Superiors of Slovakia, blessed an icon of the Redemptoristine Nuns’ Foundress on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the anniversary of the death of Bl. Maria Celeste Crostarosa, on 14 September 2019. This icon is on the right-hand side of the monastery church in Kežmarok and was painted by the artist and sculptor Jaroslav Halmo.

Br Royston CSsR leads us in a thought for Easter Saturday...

Faith alive during a pandemic...

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When a pandemic like the Coronavirus strikes the  worldwide human family, nations have to mobilize all their resources to defend life and  fight the disease. The UK government has been taking extraordinary, financial steps to  do that. The NHS is now receiving the financial support it needs and three quarters of a million volunteers signed up to help in any way they can. 

Pandemics are times of great worry for many. Yet the very specific thing Jesus asks us to do is not to worry: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life” Matthew 6: 25. As Christians we can substitute Christ’s gift of faith for worries. That is why Jesus can  says to us: “Let your light shine before others so that they will see your good works and the give the glory to your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16.

Living faith

Jesus compares faith to light. Switch on a light at night and the darkness in the house vanishes. Let the light of your faith shine on the spiritual darkness, that always seeks to take advantage of the times of national crises, and the darkness gives way to hope. About our hope St. Paul assures us, “Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us” Romans 5: 5.

Fr Peter CSsR - Thought for Easter Friday 2020...

Fr George CSsR - Easter Wednesday - a thought...

Last Rites & Absolution during the Covid-19 crisis: Pope Francis... 

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Usually when someone is sick or dying, they can ask a priest to come and anoint them or administer the Last Rites. Or, if they are too ill to do this themselves, a family member or friend who knows this is what they would want, can call the priest on their behalf. But what happens now, when health regulations due to risk of contagion from Covid-19 mean that a priest may not be able to attend the sick person?

Thanks to new provisions brought in during this crisis for the sick and the dying by Pope Francis, with the right disposition, they can still be assured of God’s love and mercy, and families need not worry that their loved ones were unprovided for at their hour of death.

Not only that, but the new provisions also include health-care workers, family members, and all those putting themselves at risk of contagion, who at this time cannot themselves access sacramental absolution because they are caring for the sick.

Venerable Bernard Łubieński CSsR - A future saint...

Venerable servant of God Father Bernard Łubieński.
Learn about the fascinating story of God's venerable servant,

Father Bernard Łubieński.

He's the one who took the Redemporists back to Poland.

Let yourself be inspired by his bravery and dedication to God!

Get to know the amazing story of venerable servant of God

Fr Bernard Łubieński.

Easter Tuesday - Thought for the Day - Fr Casper CSsR...

Greetings to the CSsR Worldwide for Easter - Alleluia!