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News and Events

News and Events... Updated regularly

The Provincial writes, 1st Aug 2017...

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1st August, 2017

Dear Confreres and friends,

I have already contacted most communities to wish everyone a very happy feast today. I hope that the spirit and zeal of Saint Alphonsus continues to increase among us in our Province. I also trust that his spirit of prayer will be our lifeline and our strength; and of course his approach to moral theology is a truly Redemptorist focus. There is a helpful article in the latest Studia Moralia by Fr. Sabatino Majorano on Chapter Eight of Amoris Laetitia which I recommend.

I cannot summarise the article in this letter, but it is well worth reading, as it proposes (as I indicated in my March letter) the pastoral approach of St. Alphonsus to those indifficult situations, and affirms the merciful and missionary conversion recommended by the Papal Exhortation, which in reality is at the heart of Alphonsus's moral vision.

I have just returned from Poland where I was involved in teaching on the course for Perpetual Vows and also for those who are ten years in ministry. Among those participating were three students from Zimbabwe and Massimiliano Mura from the Province of Rome, who has spent the past year in Clapham. Max will make his Final Vows on Saturday in San Gioacchino and would be grateful for your prayers. As you know two of our Novices made their First Profession last Saturday in Zimbabwe; and Mike Taylor and Royston Price renewed their vows today in Clapham and Liverpool respectively.

CSsR First Vows in Harare...

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Br Adam and Br Alfred making their Temporary Profession before

Fr Raymond Mupandasekwa CSsR, the Regional Superior

Br Adam Mukabva and Alfred Zembe took their simple vows at Alphonsus House after a year of the noviciate experience under the care of Fr Joseph Musendami and Br David Nyamuronda. A mass which was attended by representatives of relatives, some parishioners from all Redemptorist parishes and the majority of Redemptorists resident in Zimbabwe was held at 10 AM on 29 of July 2017. Fr Tryivis Moyo preached and gave a sermon on the life in the Novitiate, the significance of the profession ceremony and the future.

Brs Adam Mukabva and Alfred Zembe will now join other students at St Alphonsus House under the wings of Br Benjamin Posvo, the Student master and his assistant Fr Gideon Sidinga. This new development means that there will twenty Redemptorist students in Zimbabwe – thirteen in philosophy (6 first years; 4 second years; 6 third years) and seven in theology (2 first year [Adam and Zembe]; 3 third year; 2 fourth year).

Brs Adam and Alfred CSsR - Makorokoto!

Vietnamese Redemptorists and Perpetual Succour...

The youtube clip came with this message!
 
Greetings from Vietnam!
I am sending you the documentary film on the devotion to OMPH in Vietnam. This film belongs to our Congregation's project to celebrate the 150th OMPH Jubilee. Please help us to introduce it to your Units and lay partners. 
Thank you very much.
All peace,
Rev. JM. Hà Ngọc Phú, C.Ss.R.
Provincial secretary.
Director of Provincial secretariat for Jubilee Year. 
TỈNH DÒNG CHÚA CỨU THẾ VIỆT NAM
THE REDEMPTORIST PROVINCE OF VIET NAM

CSsR students renewing their Vows...

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Pray for two of our students who are renewing their vows day.

Br Mike Taylor CSsR - will renew in Bishop Eton, Liverpool.

Br Royston Price CSsR - will renew in St Mary's, Clapham, London.

Also in the presence of his own Vice Provincial for the Vice Province of Michalovce (Slovakia), Br Marek Olčák CSsR will also renew his vows in St Mary's Clapham London.


Pray for these good and dedicated men!
Pray for Vocations to the Redemptorist Family!

 

Our Holy Father Alphonsus!...

1st August Solemnity of

St Alphonsus Liguori

Most Zealous Doctor of the Church

Founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (CSsR)

Bishop

Patron of Confessors and Moralists

Patron for those who suffer from Arthritis

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The Redemptorists of the London Province wish their...

confreres and sisters,

their family and friends,

their co-workers and benefactors

and to all they have the privilege of ministering to,

a happy, holy and blessed day!

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Our Holy Father Alphonsus

Pray for us!

Fr Jim Casey CSsR writes a wonderful personal story...

I'm back again

fr jimcasey cssrYes, I’m back, although I don’t know for how long. I left Bishop Eton and checked in to the Royal Liverpool Hospital at 7.30am on the 18th July 2016. A few days previously I had visited my brother in Glasgow to assure him that there was nothing to worry about and to avoid my never seeing him again if things did go wrong. I didn’t think they would, but when the patient is 82 years old and the surgery is of the car crash variety, there is room for doubt. But when I was told I had between six and nine months to live and surgery was proposed as my best chance of a cure, I was all for it. My mind was in “bring it on” mode.

I was wheeled into the operating theatre. I had been there before and so was pretty relaxed. It was a matter of breathing deeply and drifting off, for an indeterminate period of time, to a happy place, from thence to be awakened by the kindly voice of a Filipino nurse purring in my ear: “James how are you?”. At least that is how it happened in the past. This time it was different. I have no recollection of ever awakening from that general anaesthetic, or being coaxed out of sleep by some kindly nurse. No, I was locked , it seemed, in another world, in a very unhappy place, a dark place populated by drug addicts, gun runners, kidnappers—me being one of the kidnapped with no possibility of ever being ransomed. You see, I was being moved from one dank window- less place to another. There was no way I would ever be traced.

Cardinal Bourne - a Clapham Chap...

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Cardinal Francis Alphonsus Bourne (1861 - 1935)

Read this story of a great man who began his life

in our church of St. Mary's Clapham.

His name says something!

Thanks to  Oremus, Westminster Archdiocesan Magazine, Jan 2015

From the News Diary - CSsR Mission...fr j mcmanus cssr mission

This appeared in the Catholic Pic - the Archdiocese of Liverpool's news magazine.

Iss.152 May 2017

Fr General's Letter for St Alphonsus M de'Liguori CSsR...

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Our Challenges and Opportunities...

Kinnoull 2018

Kinnoull 2018

Redemptorist Youth Mission 2018 - Planning

Thank you to Fr Charles Randdall C.Ss.R for this report on the recent planning meeting for 'Redemptorist Youth Mission 2018'

 

Redemptorists of Europe Meet in Granada to Plan July 2018 Youth Mission

 

On 12 July this year, Redemptorists from all over Europe gathered in Granada, Spain, to plan the forthcoming Redemptorist Youth Mission which will be held in the city between Wednesday 25 and Sunday 29 July 2018.

European Redemptorists

  Redemptorists from around Europe concelebrate Mass

at our Perpetual Help Shrine in the city.

A Mission to Europe

The following article was written by Fr. Andrew Burns C.Ss.R - and was first published in Bishop Eton's parish magazine BE Alive in May 2017.

When I first came to Bishop Eton twoWhen I first came to Bishop Eton twoyears ago, I wrote in BE Alive aboutthe various hats that I wear as part of my ministry here as a Redemptorist.One that I spoke of as being o fspecial importance to me is my work with Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

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Upcoming CSsR Jubilees 2017...

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On the 15th August

Fr Beverley Ahearn

will be 70 years professed.

On the 8th of September,

Fr Francis Dickenson

will be 60 years ordained

On the 8th of September,

Frs Jim McManus, Jim Casey, and Tony Johnson

will be 60 years professed

On the 17th of September,

Frs Michael Henesy, Philip Jones and Anthony Hunt

will be 50 years ordained

On the 16th of October,

Frs Denis McBride and Oliver Keyes

will be 50 years professed

 

We give thanks to God for the great example these men have given with their lives!

Nearer the dates for each celebration watch this space!

Br Mike CSsR and the Most Holy Redeemer...

Br Mike CSsR shares some of his vocational story during the Mass being celebrated for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Redeemer.

Solemnity of the Most Holy Redeemer - 2017...

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OSsR - The Most Holy Redeemer - CSsR

From the CSsR Constitution 23.

Since the members are called to continue the presence of Christ and his mission of redemption in the world, they choose the person of Christ as the centre of their life, and strive day by day to enter ever more intimately into personal union with him. Thus, at the heart of the community, to form it and sustain it, is the Redeemer himself and his Spirit of love. And the closer their union with Christ, the stronger will become their union with each other.

 

We the Redemptorists of the London Province -

wish all our 

confreres

sisters

associates

family members

those whom we minister to

our benefactors

and all who read these pages

every blessing of this holy day!

Know this today,

that with the Lord,

there is plentiful redemption!

Compass 2017 - 2018...

Have you ever wondered whether the life of a

nun,

monk,

sister,

priest

or brother

might just be for you?

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