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News and Events... Updated regularly

Golden Jubilee Homily -Fr Anthony Hunt and Fr Michael Henesy

by Fr. Andrew Burns C.Ss.R

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Fr Andrew Burns C.Ss.R, Fr Tony Hunt C.Ss.R, Fr Michael Henesy C.Ss.R

and Fr. Tim Buckley C.Ss.R

On the 17th September 2017 Fr Tony Hunt and Fr Michael Henesy celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their ordination. Fr Andrew Burns C.Ss.R gave the homily which follows.

Canon Bill Anderson RIP...

A few men in our Provincehad the privilege of knowing this wonderful man.

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  There are obituaries, of course, of this wonderful priest, tracing his distinguished career from a degree in classics at Cambridge, to philosophy and theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, being ordained for the archdiocese of Edinburgh, teaching at Blairs College, going on to work at the BBC Religious Affairs department, moving to the Scots College in Rome as spiritual director, returning to teach at Blairs, then chaplain to Aberdeen University, administrator of Aberdeen Cathedral where he was made a canon, then parish priest, hospital and school chaplain, and finally retirement.

None of this elegant procession of appointments captures who Bill was as a human being. Obituaries tend to trace nominations and achievements, as if a life can be reckoned by a litany of labelling: you are left to guess, too often on reading, what the person was really like, what made them hum, what hurt them or what haunted them, how they influenced others.

Vocations in Wales - in Welsh - CSsR...

On the RedemptoristsGB page of Twitter a Vocations Ad was found in Welsh advertising for the Redemptorists! We wonder how it got there?!

A yw Duw yn eich galw i fod yn Offeiriad Gatholig neu'n Brawd? Sefydlwyd ein Gorchymyn i fyw mewn cymuned ac i bregethu'r Efengyl i'r rhai sy'n druan. Mae gennym un Brawd o Gymru, a byddem wrth ein bodd yn cael mwy! Duw bendithiwch chi!

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Patrons, Virtues and Prayer Intentions CSsR...

Today the Redemptorist community at our Clapham Monastery (London) picked out patrons, virtues, and prayer intentions for the year; one of our traditional customs.

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L to R:

Br Royston CSsR, a Welshman,

Fr Richard CSsR, a Scotsman

and Br Marek, a Slovakian.

All three are proud to be Redemptorists!

Sr Maureen's Service in Kinnoull CSsR...

THE END OF AN ERA! – SR. MAUREEN IS RETIRING FROM KINNOULL

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Sr. Maureen Barry whom many visitors to Kinnoull know is retiring from her ministry here in Kinnoull after 12 years of dedicated service in our Redemptorist Retreat House and Pastoral Centre.

The many guests and retreatants who have stayed in Kinnoull have benefitted from Sr. Maureen’s attentive hospitality and listening ear and we are very grateful to her for her generous service over the years.

We also thank the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland for allowing Maureen to exercise this ministry amongst us for so many years and we wish her well in her retirement.

Young Adult Retreat

 

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St John Neumann CSsR - 5th of January - Feast Day...

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Pray with us as celebrate the Feast Day of one of our Saints -

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Please pray for Vocations to our Congregation - the Redemptorists - and also please pray for those Redemptorists around the world who are today exercising the Ministry of Bishop.

Especially Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR, Bishop of Hallam,

Bishop Elect Raymond Mupa CSsR, Chinoyi Diocese, Zimbabwe, and

Bishop Elect Jon Hansen CSsR, Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Canada

 

St John Neumann CSsR - Pray for us!

 

A good film about Kinnoull Monastery CSsR...

 

Find time to watch this wonderful video - from ShalomWorldTV

Pope Francis names one of ours a Bishop in Zimbabwe...

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Pope Francis

named our

Fr Raymond Mupandasekwa CSsR,

the currect Regional Superior of the Redemptorists in Zimbabwe,

as the new Bishop of Chinoyi, Zimbabwe.

Please keep Bishop-Elect Raymond in your prayers.

 

The Redemptorists in the Province and in the Region are obviously delighted about this appointment, however we realise this will mean a huge loss to us and personally for Bishop Elect Raymond. Our prayers go with you dear brother!

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The piece below was originally written for Facebook Redemptorists Zimbabwe

An insight into Bishop Elect Msgr Raymond Mupa, C.Ss.R

Fr Provincial's Final Letter of 2017...

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30th December, 2017

Dear Confreres and friends,


I hope that everyone has enjoyed the Christmas season and has been able to have some rest. Usually at this time of year I invite you to celebrate our Te Deum. During my first years on the Congregation, we recited this twice a day as we went in procession from the refectory to the church, although I confess it never meant much to me. In recent years, reading it and praying it in English, I now see it as a wonderful prayer, because it contains what is at the heart of prayer - namely praise and thanksgiving.

So my Te Deum for 2017 first of all to gives praise to God for all the confreres in the Province and in the Region, for our Redemptorist co-workers and those so closely associated with our spirituality, and also our benefactors.

Secondly, I would like to praise those confreres who have so diligently lived our Redemptorist charism during the year, whether it be in active ministry, or by their prayer and suffering.

I also want to give thanks and to express my gratitude for the great spirit of cooperation that is prevalent in the Province and in the Region, and for the efforts people have made to go that extra mile to make our communities places which are our homes, but also places of welcome for a variety of confreres from other parts of the world, for retreatants, friends and relatives. A big thank you to everyone, because I know that many have gone that extra mile in a quiet and unobtrusive way.

The big news in this letter is that today at noon, Rome time, an announcement will be made from the Vatican that our confrere, Fr. Raymond Mupandasekwa, has been nominated by Pope Francis as Bishop of Chinhoyi in Zimbabwe. This is of course a great honour for Fr. Raymond, for our Region and our Province and a blessing for the priests, Religious arid laity in the Diocese of Chinhoyi.

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Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Nine

DECEMBER 24

The birth of the Infant Jesus in the cave of Bethlehem.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 8

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Meditation Eight

DECEMBER 23

The sojourn of the Infant Jesus in Egypt and Nazareth.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 7

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

  

Meditation Seven

DECEMBER 22 

The journey of the Infant Jesus to Egypt.

 

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Novena for Christmas- Day 6

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Six

DECEMBER 21

The mercy of God in coming from heaven to save us by his death.

 

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Novena for Christmas - Day 5

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

 

Meditation Five

DECEMBER 20

The life of sorrow which Jesus lived, even from his birth.

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Novena for Christmas - Day 4

 Written by St Alphonsus Liguori CSsR Founder, Bishop and Doctor of the Church 

 

Meditation Four

DECEMBER 19

The life of humility which Jesus lived, even from his infancy.

 

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