" That chosen 'Ark' of salvation, free from the common shipwreck of sin. "
St. Alphonsus Liguori

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Celebrating one of our great Patrons!...

We will celebrate liturgically tomorrow,

however, we celebrate our great Patron

St George

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today.

Celebrated in the five continents, we are glad to have this special link.

Everyone in England, have a Happy Feast Day!

God bless England!

CSsR Redemptorist World!...

Click here to see the Redemptorists in every part of the world!

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We think you will be impressed!

Good Friday 2017...

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Holy Thursday...

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An amazing amount of stuff! This was one of the most pivotal days in the life of Jesus Christ. Here are some of the things the gospels record for this day (including events that happened after midnight). Jesus:

  • Sent Peter and John to arrange for them to use the Upper Room to hold the Passover meal.
  • Washed the apostles' feet.
  • Held the first Mass.
  • Instituted the priesthood.
  • Announced that Judas would betray him.
  • Gave the "new commandment" to love one another.
  • Indicated that Peter had a special pastoral role among the apostles.
  • Announced that Peter would deny him.
  • Prayed for the unity of his followers.
  • Held all the discourses recorded across five chapters of John (John 13-18).
  • Sang a hymn.
  • Went to the Mount of Olives.
  • Prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • Was betrayed by Judas.
  • Stopped the disciples from continuing a violent resistance.
  • Healed the ear of Malchus, the high priest's servant, after Peter cut it off with a sword.
  • Was taken before the high priests Annas and Caiaphas.
  • Was denied by Peter.
  • Was taken to Pilate.

Read the Gospel passage for yourself; it is all there.

Sr Bernadette OSsR Funeral RIP...

It was a strange start to Holy Week for the Redemptorists and the Redemptoristine Nuns of Dublin as they all gathered in Liverpool for the Requiem of the last English Redemptoristine Nun - Sr Mary Bernadette OSsR. They gathered to thank God for her life and to lay her to rest.

Along with her own blood family there were also six OSsR Nuns who had left the enclosure and sang the Requiem Mass. Fr Provincial Ronnie McAinsh CSsR presided at the Funeral Mass, accompanied by many other Fathers and Brothers. Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR was in attendance as was Archbishop Kelly, Emeritus Archbishop of Liverpool.

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A Stamp to commemorate St Clement in Vienna...

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The Redemptorists of Vienna-Hernals have brought out a new postal stamp to commemorate the feast of St. Clement Hofbauer CSsR.

Read the story by clicking here St Clement's Postal Stamp

St Clement Hofbauer CSsR - Pray for us!

Sr Mary Bernadette OSsR RIP...

 

Please pray for the

happy and peaceful 

repose of the soul of our sister

Sr Mary Bernadette OSsR 

Redemptoristine Nun

(Liverpool)

who went home to the Father 

in the early hours of this morning.

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Read Sr Bernadette's story "Why I became an OSsR Nun?..."

CSsR Edmonton London...

Fr. Charles Corrigan, (Prefect of Students) went with our students to visit the church of the Most Precious Blood in Edmonton.

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This church has important connections with the Redemptorists. The parish was founded by the Redemptorists in 1904 and we stayed there until 1926. During that time we built the church and the Monastery.

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The church has a beautiful shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and devotion to her continues in the parish.

Giving a CSsR Retreat/Workshop...

A confrere from the Province reflects on his time in Thailand!

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"I was invited to Thailand by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart to give a 8-day retreat for their council and superiors at their beautiful place in Hua Hin. Their retreat centre is beside the beach... a dream place. mcbride thailand 1

I then went to the Redemptorist Spirituality Centre in Bangkok, which is part of the large complex that houses the Catholic International Independent School, run by the Redemptorists. The group was mixed with sisters from various congregations, the young St Gabriel brothers who run schools in Thailand, and the Redemptorists. A wonderful group of people. We did a seminar on Jonah, Jesus, and Discipleship."mcbride thailand 2

Many thanks to Fr Denis McBride CSsR

Station of the Cross, Then and Now - Book Reviewed...

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A recent book review by 'Thinking Faith' gave Fr Denis McBride CSsR latest book a glowing review. This book on the Stations of the Cross was reviewed alongside a book by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

On the "Stations of the Cross then and now" the Jesuit reviewer said,

"This is a book to ponder and pray, not to read. Whilst it is especially relevant for Lent and Holy Week, it is a book full of insights and blessings to keep in your daily prayer corner for any day or night of the year."

A must for any decent spiritual library!

Ash Wednesday 2017...

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Enjoy your Lent this year!