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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

St. Alphonsus' Feast Day - 1st August...


We invite you to pray the following Litany of St Alphonsus...

who laid your sword at the feet of Our Lady of Ransom as a sign of your conversion….. 
pray for us!

whose mastery of civil and canon law foreshadowed your advocacy of those condemned by Jansenism…. pray for us!

Hospital Minister
to the incurably ill, who learned compassion in service to others…. pray for us!

Preacher of Missions
who spread God’s tender love through street preaching and through the creation of an association of chapel storefronts….. pray for us!

Practical Organizer
who used your creative energy to spread the gospel, to feed the hungry, to found the Redemptorists, and to shepherd a diocese….. pray for us!

to the condemned on their last journey….. pray for us!

who used your gifts of imagination and painting to express your tenderest emotions toward Jesus Christ and His mother….. pray for us!

whose religious lyrics and melodies fill the households of Italy to this day….. pray for us!

whose affective verse and tender prayer touches the deepest emotions in people’s hearts….. pray for us!

Man of Letters
whose pamphlets and books reveal in simple language the good news of God’s redeeming love….. pray for us!

who found God to be father, mother, sister, brother, lover, and dearest friend…. pray for us!

Spiritual Director
who gently encouraged sinners to repentance and prayer, and who deeply challenged good people to become saints…. pray for us!

of Redemptorist missionaries whose spirit lives in generations of Redemptorists, Redemptoristines, Immaculate Heart of Mary Congregations,and Missionaries of the Most Holy Redeemer….. pray for us!

Friend of the Poor
who shared all you had while living in need yourself…. pray for us!

Moral Theologian
whose principles have ensured freedom of conscience for those unjustly burdened by rigorism….. pray for us!

Superior General
who served your brothers on good days and bad….. pray for us!

who saw to the formation and education of priests and who took time to listen to the people of your diocese….. pray for us!

filled with the Spirit of God in spite of human weaknesses…. pray for us!

Doctor of the Church
who teaches us how to pray, to serve, to forgive, to love…. pray for us!


Sister Margaret M. O’Shea IHM 


Wherever in the world you are today,

enjoy the feast day!

Fr. Richard Reid C.Ss.R., and the Poor Clares in Arkley...

Many months ago Fr Richard received an invitation from the Poor Clares nuns in Arkley, Barnet, to celebrate mass as the community and their friends marked the entry of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair into the monastery. The Venerable Margaret never was in Arkley, but it was here the sisters of her monastery in Notting Hill, London moved in 1970.

We can safely say that this is the National Shrine of the Ven Margaret Sinclair in England!

While St. Patrick's in Edinburgh is the National Shrine of the Ven Margaret Sinclair in Scotland!

There is great affection and friendship between the shrines!

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To find out more about the Venerable Margaret Sinclair click here.


RP turns 50 years old...


Redemptorist Publications has been in operation for 50 years!

1961 - 2011

A garden party was fabulously arranged (all done 'in-house') and many

ex staff, friends and business colleagues came along to celebrate the day.

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Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R., welcomed the 100 or so guests...

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....and then thanked Fr Frank Dickinson C.Ss.R.,

for giving a first hand account of what it was like 50 years ago!


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Thanks to the present staff for all their hard work!



Congratulations RP!

Your prayers are asked for...

Please hold in your prayers...


Mr Jimmy McAinsh RIP, the father of Fr Ronald McAinsh who died recently

and was commited to God from the monastery church in Perth.

He was 94 years old and had lived a good life.

We pray that God will welcome him into Eternity,

and that Fr Ronnie's family will have peace.



Please hold in your prayers...


Our three novice brothers who are due home today from their noviciate in Canada,

and will be preparing themselves to take vows on the 6th August.

Holy Spirit guide them.

Going on holiday to Rome...?

Here is some interesting news from Rome that might just be helpful if you are going to Rome soon.



St. Mary Magdalena's Feast Day...

This day used to be a day of recreation for our communities, who would celebrate Mary Magdalena.


Well she was the first person to have encountered the Lord after the crucifixion

and therefore the first person who announced

the news of the Resurrection!



St Mary Magdalena - Pray for us!

A new Redemptoristine O.Ss.R!

We rejoice with our sisters who witnessed the profession of vows of a new Redemptoristine nun!

Sr. Maria O.Ss.R., finished her noviciate and took her first vows in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Dublin.

The Irish Provincial Fr Michael Kelleher was present and celebrated the profession mass.

Sr. Gabrielle, the Prioress of the Monastery, received Sr Maria's vows and presented her with the black veil, the blue choir cloak, and the Constitutions of the Order.


Congratulations Sr. Maria - our prayers go with you!

The Solemnity of our Most Holy Redeemer...



This weekend we remember Our Most Holy Redeemer!


We would like to wish all - 


our Redemptorist CSsR Fathers and Brothers,

our Redemptoristine OSsR Nuns,

our MSsR Missionary Sisters,

all our brothers and sisters who share in our spirit,

and all our family and friends


- a weekend of joy and happiness

wherever in the world you may be!


May Our Most Holy Redeemer look upon you in love!


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Two O.Ss.R., (Redemptoristine) Professions...

Our prayers are asked for Sr. Maria O.Ss.R.,

who will made her first vows on Saturday the 16th of July,

at the Monastery of St. Alphonsus in Dublin, Ireland.



Our prayer are also asked for Sr. Maura O.Ss.R.,

who will make her Solemn Profession on the 6th August,

in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Dublin.




To follow the lives of the Redemptoristines and see something of their life of prayer,

click here...


We will get back to you with more photos...

Some news on Confession...