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Feast of the Presentation of Our Lady ... 21 Nov 

special holy mass bvm

Mass from RP Books for this wonderful feast.

CSsR Links all around the world...

Why not visit our confreres around the world and get to know us better?

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(V) PROVINCES/ REGIONS

  1. Province of Rome, Italy: http://www.cssrroma.org
  2. Province of Naples, Italy: http://www.redentoristinapoletani.it
  3. Province of Naples, Italy: https://www.santalfonsoedintorni.it
  4. Province of Madrid, Spain: http://www.redentoristas.org
  5. Province of Lisbon: http://www.cssr.pt
  6. Province of Lyon-Paris: www.redemptoristes.fr
  7. Province of Vienna-Munich: http://wien-muenchen.redemptoristen.com
  8. Province of London, UK: http://www.redemptorists.co.uk
  9. Province of Dublin, Ireland: http://www.redemptorists.ie
  10. Province of Bratislava-Prague: http://redemptoristi.sk
  11. Vice-province of Michalovce: http://redemptoristi.nfo.sk
  12. Province of Warsaw: http://www.redemptor.pl
  13. Region of St. Gerard, Russia & Kazakhstan:http://redemptorist.ru/en
  14. Province of Lviv, Ukraine: http://www.cssr.lviv.ua
  15. Province of St. Clement: http://www.stclemens.org
  16. Conference of North America: https://www.redemptorists.com/
  17. Province of Baltimore, USA: https://redemptorists.net
  18. Region of Sainte- Anne de Beaupré, Canada: http://www.redemptoristes.ca
  19. Region of Yorkton, Canada: http://yorktonredemptorists.com
  20. Vice-Province of Extra Patriam, USA: http://dccthaingoai.com
  21. Province of Denver, USA: http://redemptoristsdenver.org
  22. Region of Edmonton-Toronto: http://redemptorists.ca
  23. Vice-Province of Fortaleza (Brazil): http://www.redentoristasfortaleza.org.br/
  24. Vice-Province of Caracas (Venezuela): http://redentoristasdevenezuela.org/
  25. Vice-Province of Peru North: http://www.redentoristasac.com/
  26. Vice-Province of Resistencia (Argentina): https://www.redentoristaschaco.com/
  27. Vice-Province of Bahia (Brazil): http://www.redentoristas.com.br/
  28. Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina): https://www.redentoristas.org.ar/
  29. Province of Sao Paulo (Brazil): http://www.a12.com/redentoristas
  30. Vice-Province of Recife (Brazil): https://cssr-recife.webnode.pt/
  31. Province of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):http://www.provinciadorio.org.br/
  32. Province of Bogota (Columbia): http://redentoristasdecolombia.com/
  33. Province of Santiago (Chile): http://www.redentoristas.cl/
  34. Province of Porto Alegre (Brazil):http://www.redentoristaspoa.com.br/
  35. Province of Campo Grande (Brazil): http://redentoristas.org.br/
  36. Province of Goias (Brazil): http://redentorista.com.br/
  37. Vice-Province of Manaus (Brazil): https://redentoristanaamazonia.webnode.com.br/
  38. Province of Bolivia: http://redentoristasbolivia.com.bo/
  39. Region of Korea: http://cafe.daum.net/cssrkor
  40. Vice-Province of Japan: http://www.cssr.or.jp/
  41. Province of Oceania: https://www.cssr.org.au/
  42. Vice-Province of Malaysia and Singapore:http://www.cssrao.com/unit/singapore-malaysia-ipoh/
  43. Province of Vietnam: http://chuacuuthe.com/
  44. Province of Bangalore: http://www.cssr.in/
  45. Region of Colombo: https://redemptorists.lk/
  46. Vice-Province of  Majella (Mumbai, India): http://www.cssrao.com/unit/india-majella/
  47. Province of Bangkok (Thailand): http://www.cssr.or.th/
  48. Province of Cebu (Philippines): http://redemptorists-cebu.com/
  49. Vice-Province of Manila (Philippines): http://www.cssrao.com/unit/phillipines-cebu/
  50. Province of Liguori (India): http://www.cssrliguori.com/
  51. Region of Madagascar: https://www.africaredemptorists.com/countries/madagascar/
  52. Mission of Mozambique: https://www.africaredemptorists.com/countries/mozambique/
  53. Vice-Province of Luanda (Angola):  https://www.africaredemptorists.com/countries/angloa/
  54. Mission of Kenya: https://www.africaredemptorists.com/countries/kenya/
  55. Zimbabwe Region: http://redemptorists.org.zw/
  56. Vice-Province of West Africa (Niger, Burkina-Faso, and Ivory Coast): https://www.africaredemptorists.com/countries/burkina-faso/

OTHER LINKS

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos: http://www.seelos.org

National Shrine of St. John Neumann, Philadelphia: https://stjohnneumann.org

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, Canada: http://www.sanctuairesainteanne.org

Bishop Velychkovsky Martyr’s Shrine, Canada: http://www.bvmartyrshrine.com

Redemptorists Vocations: http://www.redemptoristvocations.com

Redemptorist Missionary Vocations, USA: http://cssrvocations.com

Redemptorists Vocation Promotion Porto Alegre (Brazil): http://www.evocacionado.com.br/

Center for spirituality and formation – Cotuí, Dominican Republic: https://casasangerardocotui.com/

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Bergvliet, Cape Town, South Africa: http://www.holyredeemer.co.za/wordpress/

One Body...

For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into ONE BODY (1 Cor. 12:13).

The Congregation unites members who

live together and form one missionary body (C.2).

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"ONE BODY is prepared for community prayer and reflection, but it can also be used by individual confreres, lay missionaries and associates, groups and individuals. We ask you to make it available to Sisters and lay men and women who would benefit from its reflections." Fr General CSsR wrote this explaining what One Body represents.

 

Click here to read the latest edition of One Body

- which is about St Clement and the Redemptorist Vita Apostolica

Go here to see all the editions of One Body

They left but are still a part of family...

Our brothers in Zimbabwe at the cemetery remembering our dead.

It is often said that the dead rule Africa. That is, of course, an overstatement. However, there in Africa enormous respect for the ancestors as well as a real influence exerted by them. They are a very natural and supernatural part of the family.  We grow up in real communion with our ancestors.

Therefore when we celebrate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, there is a very large community celebration in which families come together.

Here in Zimbabwe, the parish Mass on the first Sunday of November is celebrated where possible in the local cemetery, and then afterward, each of the family graves is blessed. It is a long and at this time of the year a very hot ceremony, but it means so much to the people of the country.

For the Redemptorists, as well as participating in the parish celebrations, we visit the graves of our own deceased Redemptorists. There are only a few, and these are confreres who came up from South Africa over 40 years ago and ministered in many parts of this country.

So each November, members of our communities in the Region of Zimbabwe go to these graves and pray in thanksgiving for the labours of our Redemptorist ancestors and also for their eternal repose.  Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

Brother Benjamin T. Posvo, C.Ss.R.

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.

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!

indulgence   st. alphonsus cssr

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

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!

s gerard majella cssr

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.