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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

Another Priest in Zimbabwe...

Rev. Br Isaac Davies C.Ss.R.,

will be ordained a priest, in Zimbabwe on the 8th September 2012. 

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Please pray for him at this most special time.

The confreres are delighted by this news,

and many will gather for the Ordination Mass at

St. Alphonsus' Church in Tafara, Harare.

Our prayers and warm good wishes go with (Fr.) Isaac Davies C.Ss.R.

 

Hopefully we'll get some photos soon and get them to you before too long!

From the Little Sisters to Bishop Eton...

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These photographs appeared in the "Northern Cross" recently, showing Fr Brian Russell C.Ss.R.,

among the Little Sisters of the Poor in their home in Sunderland.

Sadly, the Sisters have left the home after 130 years of service.

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Fr. Brian Russell C.Ss.R., has been warmly welcomed into the community at Bishop Eton monastery, Liverpool.

 

The Redemptorist Virtue for the month of September...

 

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SEPTEMBER Virtue: Mortification

PatronSt Matthew, Apostle

Text: "He that hates his life in this world, keeps it unto life eternal" 
(St. John 12: 25)

 

OPEN HOUSE AT HAWKSTONE HALL  August 2012...

 

 

 

Every August for two weeks the public have access to the house and gardens at Hawkstone and the offer of a fine cream tea before they depart.

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The Saloon - Hawkstone Hall

 

This year as a result of  articles in the press and coverage on TV we had a record number of over 1,500 visitors.

London Province's Oldest C.Ss.R priest....

The community at Bishop Eton monastery celebrated with great joy

the birthday of Fr John Milcz,

on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

He is the oldest Redemptorist priest in the London Province!

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Happy Birthday Fr John!

Ad multos annos!

 

Pray for the Novices...

 

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Our young men are trying their vocation in the Noviciate. 

"The members are gradually incorporated into the Congregation in different stages. From the very beginning they will live in the spirit of the evangelical counsels. But when they have become sufficiently mature and stable in this evangelical way of life, they dedicate themselves in a more perfect way to the mission of Christ the Redeemer, in the Congregation, by making vows of chastity, poverty and obedience." Constitution 85.

"The aim of the noviciate is to have the candidates consider more thoroughly whether they are really called by God to follow Christ by making religious profession in the apostolic life of the Congregation.

The candidates are to experience our way of life, get to know the history and life of the Congregation, have their hearts and minds imbued with its spirit and have their determination and suitability put to the test." Constitution 86

 

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Peter Chitabanta (Zambian of the SA Province), Titus Mutiku Wambua (Kenyan), Massimiliano Mura (Roman Province), Kudakwashe Muparabasa (Zimbabwe), Cornel Omondi Oredo (Kenyan), Daniel Weston (London Province), Lennon Rusike (Zimbabwe) and the Novice Master Fr. Tryvis Moyo C.Ss.R. (Zimbabwe)

The Noviciate House is in South Africa.

Hopefully updates on the Noviciate will be available.

Please offer a daily prayer for our novices and all involved in the formation process.

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St Alphonsus, father of the novices, pray for them!

Bl Methodius Trcka C.Ss.R., 2012...

The 25th of August is the day the Redemptorists keep alive the memory of their confrere

Blessed Methodius Trcka C.Ss.R.

To find out more of this martyred Redemptorist, click here.

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Lord our God, you gave to Blessed Methodius your priest and martyr outstanding bravery

in the face of trials and torture. 

Through his intercession, may we remain faithful to the Gospel of truth.


We make this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in

the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God for ever and ever. Amen

Saint Pope Pius X, A Redemptorist Tribute...

On the 21st of August the church celebrates the memorial of St. Pope Pius X.

Today, the Redemptorists salute this saint,

as he was a saintly, holy man

who held the Redemptorists in high regard.

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He canonised only four saints...

Ss. Alphonsus Liguori and John Vianney...

 

Recently the heart of St John Vianney was in England. It received a warm welcome in all the places it was venerated.

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Did you know that St John Vianney was a worthy student of our St. Alphonsus Liguori?

 

Read below to find out more... 

 

August 15th - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary...

 

 

"Mary is the first human being

to achieve the eschatological ideal,

anticipating the fullness of happiness

promised to the elect

through the resurrection of the body."

Blessed Pope John Paul II


Enjoy this beautiful feast.