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Fanning the Spirit into a Flame, 2Tim 1:6-8

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Calling cards...

The province has new calling cards...

 

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Feast of St. Clement Hofbauer - 15th March...

 

St. Clement Hofbauer's feast day is celebrated on the 15th March and it is a day of great celebration. St. Clement was the man responsible for taking the Redemptorists over the alps (transalpine!) and the result eventually was that we are now everywhere! So we Redemptorists have a lot to thank God for, for the gift that St. Clement has been to our Congregation.

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"Turn in all your needs to the Most Holy Virgin.

She is the Mother of Mercy,

and will obtain mercy for you, from her son."

 

The Redemptorist of the Future...

This piece was found when someone was sorting his notes out -

it is a good article for meditation...

The Redemptorist that we want for the future needs to be a man who:

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    In Christ the Redeemer,

    Fr Richard Reid C.Ss.R.

     

     

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    29th February 2012

     

    Dear Confreres and Friends,

     

    I write to you from Hawkstone where I have been teaching on the 3 month course. Those who were at the Province meeting will be aware that numbers are down. However, the spirit in the House continues to be focused and welcoming. The communities have received the update from Fr. O’Mahony on the meetings of the Exit Strategy Group.

     

    As we begin this season of Lent, I received today a letter from the Coordinator of Europe, Fr. Jacek Zdrzalek, which I attach with this communication. You will see the list of Secretariats and the members who have been appointed. I am happy to say that three members of our Province are working members of the groups.

     

    During this past month I was able to visit Fr. Moyo and the Novices in Kwazulu, Natal before proceeding to Zimbabwe for the AGM of Holy Trinity Theologate. My visit to the Novitiate was short but blessed, and my time in Harare was equally enjoyable. There continues to be hunger among the people, and the cost of living is astronomical. The brothers there try to live simply. However, the utilities and food – apart from the costs for formation - makes life very difficult. I had a long meeting with the Ordinary Regional Council and I was very impressed by their wisdom and their plans for the development of the Region.

     

    I have not had much news from the communities. Kinnoull continues to await the outcome of the Planning application. There has been an immense level of local support (and also from further afield) and there is a quiet optimism about this new submission.

     

    I am happy to let you know that Fr. Michael McGreevy received a very positive report from the hospital and is now on the road to full recovery.

     

    Fr. Richard Reid, the youngest priest in the Province, will celebrate his 40th birthday on 2nd March. Other birthdays: Bishop Ralph Heskett 3rd, Bro. Cajetan 7th and Fr. Gerry Mulligan 11th.

     

    Fr. Ed Hone is due to finish his studies in Durham this summer. Fr. Ed has indicated that he wishes to work in an international community, and so on behalf of the OPC I have been in contact with the Coordinator for Europe about this possibility. More details will follow.

     

    With best wishes for the feasts of St. Clement and St. Joseph, and also the Annunciation.

     

    In Christ the Redeemer,

     

     

     

    Ronald J .McAinsh, C.Ss.R.

    Provincial Superior

     

    The Redemptorist Virtue for the month of March is...

     

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    Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization...

     

    World Communications Day, 2012

    Our Holy Father offers us this message for World Communication Day later this year in May. It is worth our attention now; read and meditate.
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    Message:

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    As we draw near to World Communications Day 2012, I would like to share with you some reflections concerning an aspect of the human process of communication which, despite its importance, is often overlooked and which, at the present time, it would seem especially necessary to recall. It concerns the relationship between silence and word: two aspects of communication which need to be kept in balance, to alternate and to be integrated with one another if authentic dialogue and deep closeness between people are to be achieved. When word and silence become mutually exclusive, communication breaks down, either because it gives rise to confusion or because, on the contrary, it creates an atmosphere of coldness; when they complement one another, however, communication acquires value and meaning.

    C.Ss.R. Bishops...

     

    The 52 living Redemptorist Bishops

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Gary Ziuraitis, C.Ss.R.

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    This article appeared in the latest edition of our international news output.

    This year we want to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the episcopal ordination of our founder St. Alphonsus Liguori with a series of articles. Our first efforts will center around the “statistical information” while later reports will attempt to put Alphonsus’ episcopal ministry into a Redemptorist pastoral context.

    Pope explains Lent 2012...

     

    February 22, 2012. (Romereports.com) During the Pope's general audience, Benedict XVI talked about the meaning of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The Pope explained the significance of  having 40 days of Lent. He also described it as a time for “spiritual renovation.”


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