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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

New CSsR Cardinal...

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Superiors General CSsR = current and emeritus!

Pope Francis at the end of his Angelus today Sunday

announced the creation of 17 new Cardinals. 


A consistory will be held on the 19 of November,

the eve of the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy.


13 of the new Cardinals will be under 80 years

and will be eligible to vote in a conclave.


One of the new Cardinal is 


Most Rev Joseph Tobin CSsR


Superior General CSsR Emeritus

Archbishop of Indianapolis


Our prayers, congratulations and our love goes to

Archbishop Joseph Tobin CSsR,

especially at this time!

From your brothers and sisters from the London Province.

Pray the Rosary today for Vocations!...

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Please pray one rosary for vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life!

Remember especially the Redemptorist family CSsR & OSsR in your prayers.

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God bless you and yours!


Make October the Month of the Holy Rosary...


You'll see that an important factor in the vocation of Redemptorists 

is devotion to Our Lady, particularly through the rosary!

We wear the full rosary with our Redemptorist habit.

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Try and say the rosary every day during this month of October

- a wonderful gift to Our Lady!


Upcoming Mission in Central Birmingham

Click on the image below for the full mission schedule


Fr Provincial writes October 2016...


30th September 2016

Dear Confreres and friends,


Once again it has been an eventful month. For us north of the border, the reopening of Kinnoull took place at the beginning of September with a workshop on Mercy being given by Fr. Jim McManus and Ms. Marie Hogg to a full house of 33 people. This was followed by a weekend retreat given by Fr. Peter Morris to a similar number of ladies from the West of Scotland.


In the days before, two of our students, Brs Mike and Royston, had worked diligently with our house staff; and all of us were involved in sourcing furniture, arranging blinds for over 50 rooms including all the public rooms, and trying to settle in. 


Fr. Gerry Mulligan and I eventually managed to vacate the Dundee house on Friday, 15th September and be in Kinnoull to welcome the many confreres who came to the Province gathering. I reiterate my gratitude to Fr. Rui Santiago who came from Portugal and gave us input on new ways of working and ministering with the laity, and also offering a template for a new mindset in terms of mission and ministry. I am also grateful for the many positive comments that the confreres made about the refurbished Kinnoull.

Upcoming Mission in Yardley Wood


Click on the image below for the full mission schedule


Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR 26th Sept...

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Almighty and eternal God,

you gave Blessed Kaspar the grace to announce the faith

with joy and to dedicate himself to the formation of candidates to the priesthood.

Grant through his intercession that we may follow his example

and cooperate with the divine Redeemer in word and in deed.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son,

who live and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God for ever and ever.



Learn more about our dear confrere, Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger CSsR

Frs Mulligan & Russell CSsR - 100 years of Priesthood...

On this day, 24th September 1966,

Fr Gerard Mulligan CSsR and Fr Brian Russell CSsR

were ordained to the Priesthood

in St Benet's Sunderland.

They have both ministered around the world, but especially in the UK

for the for past 50 years - making 100 years of Priesthood.

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As a Province we offer them our sincere gratitude and appreciation.

As a Church we have twe more men to look up to!

Ad multos annos!

Vivant in aeternum!

Confreres CSsR at Kinnoull Monastery...

The Confreres gathered in St. Mary's Monastery, Kinnoull, Perth (Scotland)

to view and experience the NEW monastery, built in 1860! 

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There was plenty of time to relax and pray together!

Every confrere expressed great satisfaction concerning the NEW Kinnoull!

See the pics below!...

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The "New" Kinnoull Monastery CSsR...

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Please pray for the Redemptorists of the London Province

who are meeting in the NEW Kinnoull monastery!

Great work has been carried out inside the monastery

and the monastery is now completely refurbished.

This is the first major work undertaken in the monastery since it was built in the 1860s!

Photographs will follow!...

Zimbabwe's newest CSsR Priest...

Fr Brian Manyenga CSsR

was ordained a priest

recently by his Grace Archbishop Robert Ndlovu,

the Archbishop of Harare.

See the pictures below!

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Fr Brian Manyenga holding the host during his first mass, the day after his Priestly Ordination.

Memorial of Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa, O.Ss.R., September 11, 2016...

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It was a great joy for us to witness the Beatification of Mother Maria Celeste Crostarosa in Foggia on June 18, 2016. At that celebration, it was announced that her Memorial would be celebrated each year on September 11.This year, the Memorial occurs on the 24 Sunday of Ordinary Time. Of course, the celebration of the Sunday liturgy takes precedence over the Memorial of Blessed Maria Celeste! However, I encourage you to remember Mother Celeste and the Redemptoristines in a petition of the Prayer of the Faithful, and perhaps with a reference at the beginning of the Eucharist or in the Homily.

beata celeste ossr6The Liturgical Texts for future celebrations of her Memorial have been prepared and approved in Latin and Italian. The translations in other languages are presently being prepared for approval by the Congregation for Divine Worship. I expect that these will be available before the liturgical celebration of her Memorial on September 11, 2017! When they are ready, they will be sent to every Redemptoristine Monastery and Redemptorist Unit.

In communion with the Sisters of the Order of the Most Holy Redeemer, let us joyfully celebrate Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa! We thank God for the witness of her life, for her vocation as Foundress of the Redemptoristines, and for her important role in the foundation of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. We ask her intercession for the ongoing fidelity of all called to this missionary vocation – and especially for her Sisters, sent as communities to be “Viva memoria” of the Redeemer.

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Michael Brehl, C.Ss.R.

Superior General

St Alphonsus and St John Paul II...

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What one saint thought of another saint!

Quite a compliment!

Courses at Kinnoull Monastery CSsR...

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God bless St Mary's Monastery and all who go there!

Kinnoull Monastery back in our hands CSsR...


The Handover day of the newly refurbished monastery in Perth Scotland

happened yesterday. kinnoull cssr handover

Fr Provincial CSsR Letter for the month of August...


26th August, 2016

Dear confreres and friends,


This month of September presents us with the opportunity to gather together in Kinnoull for a short seminar on preaching popular missions with lay apostles as co-workers. It will be led by Fr. Rui Santiago of the Province of Lisbon and who is the Vicar Provincial and also principal missioner. As indicated previously, this time together will also give members of the Province the opportunity to see the newly refurbished monastery at Kinnoull. We hope that it will be a relaxing time together. If you have not already responded to the invitation of the Rector, may you please contact Fr. Gerry Mulligan. We gather on the evening of 19th September and depart on the morning of 22nd.


These weeks have been quite trying in terms of the logistics of moving back to Kinnoull. Due to a serious lack of painters in Scotland and other professional skilled people the delay in taking possession of the building has continued. We will now take possession of Kinnoull today, 26th August. From 5th September Fr. Jim McManus will conduct our first workshop which is a full house! Father Peter Morris will also join the community on that day.