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Blessed Spanish CSsR Martyrs of Cuenca...

Holy CSsR Martyrs of Cuenca

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Michalovce: Bl. Dominik Trčka announced as a citizen of the century 

 

(Michalovce, Slovakia) The city of Michalovce commemorates the 100 years since the founding of the Czechoslovakian county of Zemplín. On this occasion in the last month, the city authorities ran the survey to choose top personalities in the town’s history. The redemptorist blessed Metod Dominik Trčka was among ten finalists, selected by the historians and the common public as well.

Cardinal Secretary of State and St Alphonsus...

Cardinal Parolin,

the Vatican's Secretary of State,

visits the tomb of

St Dr Alphonsus Liguori

October 2019

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Called to be saints...

 

What does it mean to be holy?

Do you hear the call to sanctity in your life?

On the All Saints Feast, the Church celebrates all the saints: canonized or beatified, and the multitude of those who are in heaven enjoying the beatific vision that are only known to God. The saint is not a superhero, but one who takes seriously the words of Jesus and lives it with fidelity and creativity. This feast invites us to reflect on how we realize our baptismal vocation.

Zimbabwe: Four Novices received the Redemptorist habit 

 

(Harare, Zimbabwe) The novitiate for part of the Conference of Africa, currently used by Redemptorist units Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya and Mozambique, is situated on the outskirts of Harare.

Last July the previous group of novices was professed and the new group of four arrived, two from Zimbabwe and two from Kenya.

City mission in Kaunas... 

(Kaunas, Lithuania) The Archdiocese of Kaunas is the second largest diocese in Lithuania. Just over a year ago two Redemptorists from Slovakia, Frs. Rastislav Dluhý and Peter Hertel began a new missionary initiative at the request of the Archbishop.

What they have been able to achieve is utterly amazing. And this includes the organisation of a citywide Mission which took place in the second week of October (10-13) in the cathedral. The mission involved many local groups of committed Catholics, lay missionaries from Portugal, non-Catholic musicians from England, a group of talented lay missionaries from Slovakia, and Fr. Ronnie McAinsh a Redemptorist from Scotland.

International meeting of the Redemptorist Brothers in Slovakia...

 

(Michalovce, Slovakia) The second meeting of the Secretariat of the Conference of the Brothers of Europe took place in Michalovce in Slovakia on October 25-27. Apart from the members of the Secretariat, Bro. Jeffrey Rolle C.Ss.R., General Consultor and, Fr. Johannes Römelt C.Ss.R., Coordinator of the Conference of Redemptorists in Europa (CRE), were also present.

Holy Spirit Church in Michalovce – at the altar with relics of
Blessed Metod Dominik Trčka C.Ss.R.

The Barren Harvest of Denominationalism...

Something very interesting... A Jewess - who became an Evangelical Protestant - who is now a Roman Catholic... and a nun.
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Men on Mission - CSsR...

The Redemptorist Cross in various different parts of the world!

#CSsR #Redemptorists #Vocations #Priesthood #ReligiousLife #Brothers

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A Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint Clement Hofbauer

Two of our students made the pilgrimage... Br Mike and Br Royston CSsR 

 

(Austria) A pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Clement Hofbauer took place from 26th to 30th August. St. Clement is a Redemptorist who is often called the “Second Founder” of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, which was founded by St. Alphonsus de Liguori in Italy. That is why he was called the “second”, because he took the Congregation outside the Alps.

Altogether 26 members took part in the pilgrimage, mainly clerical brothers, together with several educators and formators. The participants were from the provinces of Warsaw, Vietnam, London, Madrid, Lviv and Bratislava-Prague.

It was an extremely busy schedule. During our travels, we had the opportunity to pray in different languages and rites, get to know each other, learn a little about our provinces and formation structures. We have heard stories of Redemptorist working in other parts of Europe and the world. Therefore, it was an interesting time together which enriched everyone.

Fr. Michael Brehl: “Pope Francis is an example of the spirit of Saint Alphonsus”...

 

The Superior General of the Redemptorists analyzes his congregation, the Church and this pontificate in an interview given to The New Life.

The nearly 5,000 members that make up the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer are currently present in more than 80 countries in the world. “The situation is different in each continent,” explains, superior general, Fr. Michael Brehl, to New Life. While in Asia there is a moment of great growth due to the increase in the number of vocations, in Europe and North America the vocations are declining. “There are many older confreres and few young,” he says. Meanwhile, in Latin America, the numbers remain stable. “Brazil, for example, is the country with the biggest number of Redemptorists in the world,” says Brehl. “But if something is common to all continents, it is the clear commitment of the congregation to collaborate with lay people, women and men, prepared and trained to do the mission with us.”

QUESTION.- How do the Redemptorists carry their mission out today?

ANSWER.- It depends on the place. For example, in Latin America and in Europe, which are cultures with a very strong Catholic tradition, we can preach the popular missions and form the communities. But not in Asia, because of various cultures there are fewer Christians. Our mission in Asia is carried out much more in the dimension of witness and social apostolate. However, there is a link between all continents, and we work a lot in the field of youth ministry. In fact, during my recent visit to Spain, I participated in a meeting in the Monastery of Espino (Burgos) with more than 350 young people and confreres involved in the youth ministry in our congregation.

The other reality is the shrines, as it is the case of Aparecida in Brazil. Many of them are dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. They are very popular pilgrimage destinations and represent another opportunity to evangelize and encourage many people to live more deeply their relationship with God and Jesus in their own parishes after the pilgrimage. Also, each shrine develops social projects to deepen relations with the abandoned and the poor.