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10th May, 2011

 

Dear Confreres and friends,

 

I just heard of the death of our former confrere David Cairns. David was only 45 and had been in hospital with pancreatitis for some weeks. I know you will pray for him and his family.

 

Frs. James Casey and Jan Milcz will leave Sunderland for Liverpool on Thursday and I would like to thank them for their dedication in keeping the community spirit alive in St. Benet’s in these final few months when closure was imminent. Fr. Terry Creech has already moved to Chawton, while Fr. Oliver Keyes will, as you know, remain in Sunderland ministering in the clustered parishes of St. Benet’s and St. Hilda’s.

 

I know that other confreres have moved to new communities, while some changes still have to take place. We wish those moving every blessing, and trust that all will bloom where they are planted!

 

Yesterday we celebrated the Month’s Mind of the death of Brother Malachy.

 

Fr. Gerry Mulligan and I will tomorrow go to Aberdeen to visit Brother Cajetan.

 

Fr. Michael McGreevy is making a good recovery from his operation and will soon leave St. Thomas’s Hospital, London.

 

I also received news today that our three Novices will be invested with the Redemptorist habit on Sunday at a ceremony in St. Patrick’s Church, Toronto. We pray for Br. Gerry, Br. Charles and Br. Peter at this significant stage of their journey in Redemptorist life.

 

I will be at Hawkstone next week lecturing and hope to call into Bishop Eton and to the Redemptoristines after my work in Hawkstone.

 

With best wishes in this Paschaltide,

In the Redeemer,

 

Ronald J. McAinsh, C.Ss.R.

Provincial Superior