" Only one thing remains: to live as a perfect Redemptorist and to persevere in this vocation unto death. "
Blessed Peter Donders C.Ss.R
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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

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. 

RYVM - Camino De Santiago Beckons...

 

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.