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OSsR & CSsR in India...

Sr. Gabrielle Fox OSsR from the Redemptoristine Monastery in Dublin and Fr. Ronnie McAinsh CSsR  from the Redemptoristine Secretariat received a very warm welcome from the Redemptorist community in Mumbai.

Father Ronnie was able to preach at the novena service for the preparation of the feast of the Mother of Perpetual Help, which took place each evening and saw a capacity filled church.  On Sunday evening Sr. Gabrielle spoke about the long-standing desire of her monastery to establish Redemptoristine life in India; and Sr. Shital, the first Indian postulant also spoke to the large congregation.

The hospitality of the Vice Provincial, Fr. Ivel, the Rector, Fr. Henry and the entire community was outstanding and the enthusiasm among the faithful for the Redemptorist charism is very apparent.

Several women have expressed a strong interest in the Redemptoristine contemplative vocation, and we await the action of the Holy Spirit in bringing this to fruition.

Vocations to Religious Life and especially to women’s Institutes are declining in every part of the world. And so this desire of sharing the Redemptoristine charism in India will be a great challenge and also a long-term project.  Please keep it in your prayers.

Ronald J. McAinsh, C.SS.R.

Provincial Superior