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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

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!

 

Latest letter from Provincial, 28/8/12...

 

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28th August 2012, Feast of St Augustine

 

Dear Confreres and friends,

"Yet, if the world grows old, Christ is perpetually young; hence, the invitation: 'Do not refuse to be rejuvenated, united to Christ, even in the old world. Do not fear, your youth will be renewed like that of the eagle'". (Pope Benedict, quoting St. Augustine.) I really do believe that in our ageing society and Province, these words hold out great hope for us.

As we come to the end of the holiday period, I write only a few lines. Our Students are in Poland with the Prefect, Fr. Corrigan, and Dan is in the Novitiate in South Africa. We have an application for the Postulancy which will be considered at the next OPC meeting.

I have just returned from the Pan African Network Meeting in Madagascar. On the way, I stopped over in Zimbabwe and the confreres there send good wishes. I had a valuable meeting with the ORC and met those in formation in various groups. Please remember in your prayers Bro. Isaac Davies who is to be ordained priest on 8 September. I arrived in Zimbabwe just in time to join Fr. Guri and his family in their rural home where his father was buried. William is grateful for the prayer support he received from the Province and Region.

The Network Meeting, in a retreat house about 120 km form Antananarivo, was attend by all the Superiors from our Units in Africa and Madagascar, (including Fr. Guri), by Brother Benjamin representing the Brothers of Africa, and by the Provincials of all Units who have a presence in Africa. Fr. General and Fr. Joao Pedro, the Consultor for Africa were also present, as was Fr. Gerry O'Connor, the Procurator for Africa. The setting was very basic, but much good work was done during the meeting. I was also amazed at how well developed the Region of Madagascar has become in terms of their outreach to the poor. There is great poverty in the country, and our confreres are working closely with the people there.

A new book on the history of the Redemptorists in Ireland by Brendan McConvery is to be launched this coming month, and I will send a copy to each community with a letter about this and another publication on Religious Life.

Birthdays: Fr James Corrigan 3rd, Fr Jack Clancy 4th, Br. Michael Duxbury 5th, Fr Frank Allinson 8th, Fr Tim Buckley 19th and Fr Kevin McEwan 28th.

With best wishes,

Ronald J. McAinsh, C.Ss.R.

Provincial Superior

 

                                    Registered Charity Number: 2520-51 (England and Wales) SC039359 (Scotland)

 

 

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.