" I now begin to know what happiness it is to live and die a Redemptorist. Oh, let us love our vocation and strive to persevere in it! "
Bl Francis Xavier Seelos C.Ss.R
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3rd February, 2011

  Dear Confreres,


I hope to recommence my monthly letters to you shortly. In the meantime I wish to draw your attention to the fact that the OPC will make a brief visit to each community in the coming week. This will comprise a brief community meeting where appropriate, and a short chat with each confrere.  We intend to conduct a more full visit to each House in early March, and dates will be offered during the visit next week.


Other news: 

  • Brother Malachy is in hospital but in cheerful form. He has lost some power in his arms and legs and the cause of this has not yet been diagnosed.
  • Fr Charlie Corrigan has seen a specialist about the loss of his voice. Thankfully there appears to be no major illness involved. However, Charlie has to have speech therapy to get one of his vocal chords working again.
  • Last week in South Africa, there was a serious car accident in which some of our Zimbabwean confreres were involved. They were in South Africa for a Mission Symposium. Father Joseph Musendami and Fr. Cletus from Nigeria were injured and had to be hospitalised. Fr Joseph has had an operation and appears to be recovering. However, he would be grateful for your ongoing prayers.
  • Fr Martin Gay will be in the Province for some months as part of his sabbatical year. We welcome Martin, and I know everyone will make him very welcome.
  • Birthdays this month: Fr Philip Jones on 4th, Fr Desmond Keegan on 14th and Fr Michael Henesy on 24th.  Congratulations to all.


I hope to see you next week.


In the Redeemer,






Ronald J. McAinsh, C.Ss.R.

Provincial Superior