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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

CSsR 288th Birthday - 9th November date of Foundation...

On November 9, 1732, in his beloved Scala, St. Alphonsus Liguori founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ announcing the Good News to the poor. He was 36 years old. His life became one of mission and service to the most abandoned. Pope Benedict XIV approved the Congregation on February 25, 1749.

Watch the message of Fr. Michael Brehl, C.Ss.R., Superior General, on the occasion of Redemptorist Missionary Vocation Day and the Foundation Day.

Alphonsus, with his companions, among whom St. Gerard Majella was outstanding, strove to come to the relief of the spiritual needs, at that time, of the poor of the country districts. These he sought to assist, especially by means of missions, spiritual exercises, and renewals, after the manner of St. Paul (Acts 15,36). – it is how the origins of the Congregation are described in the historical preface to the Constitutions and Statutes of the Redemptorists.

Redemptorist Missionaries continue the charism of Alphonsus in the Church and society. “Strong in faith, rejoicing in hope, burning with charity, on fire with zeal, in the humility of heart and persevering in prayer, Redemptorists as apostolic men and genuine disciples of Saint Alphonsus follow Christ the Redeemer with hearts full of joy; denying themselves and always ready to undertake what is demanding and challenging, they share in the mystery of Christ and proclaim it in Gospel simplicity of life and language, that they may bring to people Plentiful Redemption” (Redemptorist Constitutions, No. 20).

Congregation that is built of living stones...

(Rome) November 9, on the 288 anniversary of the foundation of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Fr. General Michael Brehl CSsR presided over the solemn Mass in the Shrine of the Mother Perpetual Help. The Mass was concelebrated by members of the international St. Alphonsus community. There were also the students from Redemptorist Studentate of the Conference of Europe present, together with their prefect, fr. Jacek Zdrzałek CSsR.

Fr. General in his homily pointed out the modest beginnings of the Redemptorist Congregation and then the dynamic development of the Congregation:

From that small group of six men gathered in the hills above the Amalfi coast, this Congregation has spread to more than 80 countries, with more than 5,000 priests, brothers, students, candidates – and many more lay associates and oblates who are vital members of our Redemptorist family. Following the example of Jesus the Redeemer, and with St. Alphonsus to inspire and guide us, we continue to proclaim the Good News to the abandoned and the poor through word and witness.

CSsR Provincial's Letter Oct 2020...

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Click here to read the letter...

Saying Good-bye and Thank-you to Miss Julie-Anne Tallon...

Our Abbey Catholic Primary School next to our Abbey Parish in Erdington Birmingham gathered on Friday evening to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for Miss Julie-Anne Tallon who is leaving her post as head teacher and moving to new and exciting work with the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Her new role is the

Director of the Birmingham Catholic Primary Partnership.

As Miss Tallon herself said,

"Just the most amazing last day as Head Teacher of the phenomenal Abbey Catholic Primary School. An amazing 11 years as Head Teacher ( 3 as Deputy HT )."

Miss Tallon leaves with our heartfelt thanks and our loving prayers!

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Bishop of Southwark - Aug 1853 - Indulgence!...

Just found hiding in a cupboard!

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So now you know to pray devotedly some prayer

in honour of St Alphonsus

in the church of

Our Immaculate Lady of Victories - Clapham

(our Church's formal name, rather than just St Mary's)

and you will get an indulgence of 40 days

granted by the

Bishop of Southwark the 2nd day of August 1853

Bishop Thomas Grant

#CSsR #Redemptorists #Vocations #Priesthood #ReligiousLife #Brothers#Redeemer #Peace and #Joy #Alphonsus #Southwark #Clapham#CatholicChurch

Fr General CSsR - Witnesses of the Redeemer...

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Open the letter here...

The Statue in our CSsR house chapel...

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Quite a story...!

St Gerard Majella CSsR - Pray for us!

St Gerard Majella CSsR's Feast Day...

 

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The 16th October is the day when the Redemptorist family throughout the world celebrate the life and death of their beloved lay brother,

St Gerard Majella CSsR.

He was  a Redemptorist Brother who managed to minister to God's holy people in a fantastic and wondrous way. It is worth looking up stories attesting to the miracles worked in his presence! To find out more click here.

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Today he is popularly known as the patron saint of pregnant women and children, especially babies. To all of you called Gerard, Gerardine, Majella or some similar permutation, we wish you a 

 

blessed and happy feast day!

 

 

 

 

WIshing you...wherever in the world you may be...

 

our CSsR confreres,

particularly the brothers(!),

our OSsR nuns,

our MSsR sisters,

our CSsR co-workers

our dear families and friends

our generous benefactors

all you who know us

and all reading this...

 

A JOYOUS DAY!

 

Relax and celebrate this day well!

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Heavenly Father,

it was your plan to attract Saint Gerard

even from his tenderest years,

and make him like Jesus on the cross.

May we follow the example of his life,

and ourselves grow in likeness to your son.

 

St Gerard Majella,

Pray for us!

Conference of Redemptorists in Europe...

After the annual Assembly of the Conference of Europe has finished,

Fr. Johannes Römelt CSsR, the Co-ordinator of CRE,

talks about the meeting's atmosphere, main topics and taken decisions.

CSsR Worldwide...

Who we are... and How we are...

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