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Maybe God is calling you?...

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You will see in this poster, a space. Is it for you?

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Mother of Perpetual Succour - Pray for us.

St Alphonsus, all our Redemptorist Saints, Blesseds and Martyrs - Pray for us.

3 Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John...

These four videos will help enorously in understanding the scriptures 

and getting us in the right place to celebrate Easter.

We are grateful to Fr Denis McBride CSsR

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Fr Denis McBride CSsR says

Welcome to our exploration of the great narrative in John’s Gospel where Jesus meets the woman of Samaria at a well; she immediately tries to end the conversation and disconnect from the encounter. Why?


In everyday life, what do you say after you say “Hello”? More basically, some people might ask, “How do you get to say hello to some people?” In a world where difference can often be seen as oddness, how do you go beyond the usual suspects and reach people totally different from you? The point about other people is that they are other. How do you devise a way of connecting with them, so that a conversation can begin? Or do you remain within the boundaries of your own limited world, connecting only with your “ain folk”?

 

Fr George CSsR thought for the day April 1st 2020...

 

Mass celebrated in St Mary's CSsR Church, Clapham, London...

3 Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John...

These four videos will help enorously in understanding the scriptures

and getting us in the right place to celebrate Easter.

We are grateful to Fr Denis McBride CSsR

Come back tomorrow!

Masses from Redemptorist Publications...

Live Masses and Devotions from St Mary's Church Clapham...

Why not join the Redemptorists for mass and devotions being live streamed from their church in Clapham, London,

Mass are everyday...

Monday to Friday at 6pm

Saturday and Sunday 12 noon

Saturday at 6pm join us for

Devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Succour and Benediction.

 

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St. Alphonsus in times of famine and epidemic...

 

Between the last quarter of 1763 and the autumn of 1764, R. Tellería, biographer of our saint, painted St. Alphonsus who lived in those years, a situation similar (except for the differences) to the one we live today with the Covid 19 virus.

“Father of the poor” he was called, and he was so not only because he distributed all his goods to them but also because he put in the distribution the warmth of the soul, the paternal entrails of the one who loved them in Jesus Christ and through Jesus Christ.

After a long year of taking possession of St. Agatha of the Goths; her diocese and the kingdom of Naples suffered months of famine (people died in the streets and on the roads) and mortality (plague of typhus).

How St. Alphonsus, Bishop of St. Agatha the Goths, lived, suffered and acted:

– Months before the Autumn of 1763, Alphonsus, while travelling through the parishes of his Diocese, had “seen with a superior light” the frost (famine) that threatened his whole Diocese and the Kingdom of Naples.  For this purpose he bought 10 tons of beans and sent his secretary to provide himself with dry vegetables, to then distribute them to the poor.

– To make further purchases since the 10 tons of beans and the provisions of vegetables were gone in a flash, says R. Telleria: he had to sell or pawn: two valuable Episcopal rings, a golden breastplate, valuable tableware (spoons, forks…silver), the carriage and the mules…and other things; since the moneylenders did not want to give him credit because he was an old Bishop, a beggar and in debt.

– With some valuable objects from the episcopal see, refers his secretary Versella, we took a radical measure: to dent them so that they would not have buyers.

– He used all his ingenuity and eloquence to get help from the noble and rich of the Kingdom. His requests reached the Pope himself.

– As Bishop of St. Agatha, he had to be an intermediary, a peacemaker, between the people desperate for food and the wheat hoarders (municipal, dukes…etc.). Thanks to St. Alphonsus, the blood did not reach the river.

– Alfonso cried when he saw his people suffering from hunger and not being able to help them.

– He prayed to God and consoled his people by giving them material and spiritual bread (meditations, triduums…homilies…etc.)

Coronavirus 'Mission' from Clapham...

These days are strange and quite different from any others we have known. Like you our communities are in lock down! The Clapham community have been discussing how they might best serve the community at large and the idea arose that the community would give a 'Perpetual Mission' as long as our friend the coronavirus is around!

Follow on this website every day as a different member of the community will speak for 3 minutes and give you a thought that hopefully you can carry throughout the day.

Here Fr Richard CSsR introduces the whole idea...

 

 

and here Fr Casper CSsR begins the whole process!

 

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Message from Fr General CSsR - 27th March 2020...

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