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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

RYVM - Camino De Santiago Beckons...




Members of the London Province Redemptorist Youth and Vocations Ministry (RYVM) will go on Pilgrimage and walk the Camino de Santiago (Spain) in October this year.



They are working hard to fundraise for this event and recently held a raffle in St Patrick’s Parish, Edinburgh.


Watch this space for more news on the Pilgrimage!



Many thanks to the following

Edinburgh businesses

in the Scottish capital

who were generous with prizes:





Check out the C.Ss.R., Virtue and Prayer intention for August...



For a translation of the Latin and to find out more, click here!

New Oz C.Ss.R., Bishop...

On the feast of St. Alphonsus (1st August) the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI named Fr Paul Bird C.Ss.R., the Provincial of the Province of Canbarra, as bishop of the diocese of Ballarat, Australia. He will be ordained a bishop on the 16th of October 2012, the feast of St. Gerard Majella.



We, the Redemptorists of the London Province

 send our prayers and congratulations

to Bishop-elect Paul Bird C.Ss.R.

Pope Benedict and St. Alphonsus...



The text in full is below - thanks to Zenit.org

On Prayer According to St. Alphonsus Liguori


"He who prays is saved. He who prays not is damned!"



CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 1, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held at Castel Gandolfo. This morning the Holy Father resumed his Wednesday audiences after a customary pause in July by reflecting on St. Alphonsus Liguori's teaching on prayer.


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Dear brothers and sisters!


Today marks the liturgical memorial of St. Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, bishop and doctor of the Church, founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer -- the Redemptorists -- patron saint of scholars and moral theology and of confessors. St. Alphonsus is one of the most popular saints of the 18th century because of his simple, straightforward style and his teaching on the sacrament of Penance: In a period of great rigorism -- the result of the influence of Jansenism -- he recommended to confessors to administer this sacrament by revealing the joyous embrace of God the Father, who in His infinite mercy never tires of welcoming back the repentant son. 


Feast of our Holy Founding Father, St Alphonsus...

1st August

 (September 27th 1696 - August 1st 1787)


To all of our

- confreres and sisters in every part of the world,

- family and friends

- benefactors and supporters

and to all whom we minister to...


...the Redemptorists of the London Provice

wish you a wonderful, happy and holy feast day.


Prayers will be offered for all of you today! 

Olympic Torch and the Redemptorists in Clapham...


On the penultimate day of the Olympic Torch Relay,

St Mary's in Clapham was able to share in the Olympic Spirit.  

We delayed our lunchtime Mass,

so that Parishioners could join in the celebrations!

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The torch passing the monastery!

Day for Life 2012...

"Use your body for the glory of God" 1 Cor 6:20


29th of July 2012

"Day for Life invites everyone to celebrate the incredible wonder and dignity of their body."



Provincial gives Indian Retreat...

Fr Ronald McAinsh C.Ss.R., our Provincial was in the Redemptorist Bangalore Province in India recently giving their province retreat.


Some of the Redemptorist Student Brothers doing the music at mass.

(NB They wear white habits, because of the heat!)

Gratitude for Vocation...




It is not normal for us to cover jubilees of our confreres from other provinces, but many of us know Fr Dennis Billy C.Ss.R., (Baltimore Province, USA) and know that he has spent the last two years fighting an aggressive form of leukemia. In the homily he preached for the Jubilarian mass he spoke about GRATITUDE.



The fact that I am alive and standing here in your presence to celebrate this great day of jubilee with you is, to my mind, a symbol of the fellowship we share by virtue of being “confreres” (literally, “brothers with” Christ and with one another”) in this world-wide missionary order founded some 280 years ago. 

And I stand here to express my gratitude to God for Life,

for our Redemptorist vocation,

and for fellowship we share as brothers in Christ

and sons of St. Alphonsus.

When you think about it, GRATITUDE is what this jubilee celebration is all about. We gather together each year as Redemptorist priests and religious to give thanks to God with our confreres, family, and friends for the wonderful way he has worked in our lives ....

A Mass Celebrating the Olympic Games...

Click here to receive your invitation to

"An Olympic Mass"




 Saturday 28th July 2012 

at 2:30pm 

at Westminster Cathedral, London SW1