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Vocation News

If you think you may have a Vocation to be a Redemptorist Father or Brother, please contact Fr. Richard Reid C.Ss.R the Vocations Director by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please pray for Redemptorist Vocations.

 

Novices receive the CSsR Habit...

The Noviciate taking place in Canada has two of our novices from London - Br Royston Price and Br Mike Taylor - they recently were clothed in the Redemptorist habit. We offer our congratulations to all the brothers who were clothed with the habit at this recent ceremony, and we promise our prayers for their future formation.

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Br Royston wrote the following piece,

"On the afternoon of Friday 20th of May, the eight novices in the Redemptorist Novitiate Community in Toronto were clothed in the habit of St Alphonsus. The novices, from the Denver, Baltimore, Dublin and London provinces, have been formed in the spirit of the congregation for the previous ten months, and being presented with the habit is an important milestone on the road to becoming professed members of the Redemptorists. 

CSsR Novices in Canada and out in the cold...

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Br Mike and Br Royston are trying to cope with the Canadian weather!

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We assure all our novices in the Canadian Noviciate,

(8 in total, and 2 for London)

of our prayers!

Close of the Year of Consecrated Life Rome 2016...

One of our students, Br Chris shares some of his memories of an amazing weekend in Rome, to mark the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life, enjoy...

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(One of our churches in Rome)

Reflecting on the Redemptorist visit to the Conference for Consecrated Life in Unity.

On Thursday 28th January six Redemptorists from the London Province made their way to Rome to take part in the International Conference entitled “Consecrated Life in Unity”, which would bring to a close the year for Consecrated Life. The formation community made up of myself, Brother Charles Randall C.Ss.R. and Fr. Charles Corrigan C.Ss.R along with our Vocations team Fr. Peter Morris C.Ss.R. and Fr. Richard Reid C.Ss.R. and our Provincial Fr. Ronnie McAinsh C.Ss.R. made the journey to the ‘eternal city’. We stayed in our Redemptorist Monastery of San Giacchino on the Piazza del Quiriti, which is only a short walk from the Vatican and serves the stunning Basilica of San Giacchino. The Basilica incorporates a number of beautiful side chapels each dedicated to the country which donated it: among those nations represented are England, Ireland, Spain and the US. We were greeted by one of our confreres who had a meal waiting for us and we were given oranges and lemons from our own orchard at the rear of the monastery. Redemptorist hospitality really is very special and this was evident in the way the confreres of San Giacchino looked after us. The conference opened with a prayer vigil with adoration at St Peters on Thursday night and it was great to meet Redemptorists there from as far away as Brazil and Nigeria. 

Vocations Team CSsR out and about...

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has really hit the ground running as a priest, because with his normal duties he has responsibility for Vocations Promotion, along with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you have any questions or queries about our life, then drop us an email.

See some photos below of the two of them, out and about! 

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Reflections on my Priestly Ordination...

Fr Peter Morris CSsR writes...and lots of photos to see!

ord fr peter morris 148On Monday 26th Oct, I was ordained a priest. It was a wonderful occasion - one I've been very much looking forward to for some time. The excitement of so many people around me you could almost touch, it was so powerful & infectious!

 People kept asking me if I was nervous but I would respond honestly that I wasn't - I was just so happy. It was an extension of the experience I had on retreat, which simply confirmed that it was the right way ahead.

Our New Priest - Fr Peter Morris CSsR...

The Redemptorists, along with family and friends celebrated with great joy the ordination of Fr Peter Morris CSsR. The ceremony took place in Aberdeen Cathedral but the ordaining Bishop was the Bishop of Hallam, Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR. A wonderful celebration! 

We will let the pictures speak for themselves and at the end you will find a text that has been prepared for the Press!

 

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A happy priest!

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With more happy priests and bishops!

CSsR Final Profession in Harare 2015...

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Brother Kenneth Temba CSsR and Br Brian Manyenga CSsR

made their Final Profession

of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience along with the

Fourth Vow and Oath particular to Redemptorists,

of Perseverance,

in Mabvuku, Harare, Zimbabwe!

A wonderful celebration was had by enjoyed by all who could be present, 

and those here in the Province joined you in joyful prayer!

Congratulations - Makorokoto!

Let's keep these two men in our prayers...

Redemptorists CSsR on Twitter...

The assistant Vocations Director, who is about to be ordained

to the Priesthood later in this month,

has been leaving messages on twitter!

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" By the grace of God, I've found life in the Redemptorists.

Could this be your way of life too? Br Peter Morris CSsR"

@RedemptoristsGB

Being called as a Redemptorist...

Thanks to the Polish Redemptorists!

The Formation Community CSsR London...

cssr reception 2Please pray for our Formation Community as it recently obtained a new member! 

Please also remember that we have two other men in the formation programme,

currently making their Noviciate in Canada.

 

In the photo above, you'll see 

Br Peter Morris CSsR - about to be ordained to the Priesthood next month.

Br Chris Reynolds - who now he has finished his postulancy, now joins the Formation Community

Fr Charles Corrigan CSsR - the Prefect of the Students

Br Charles Randall CSsR - about to take his Final Vows in the next few months.

Vocations evening in Motherwell Cathedral...

An evening was celebrated in Motherwell Cathedral with the emphasis on VOCATIONS.

Our Youth Coordinator was there and he flew the Vocations flag for us! This is what he had to say,

"Wonderful night at Vocations Mass in Motherwell Cathedral! Privilege to be representing the Redemptorists tonight in my home parish and home diocese with all the religious of our Diocese and those originally from Motherwell but working for church across UK! Church packed with around 1000 in attendance with lots of young people too. Special time earlier in evening sharing meal and Evening Prayer at Carfin Grotto with Bishop Toal and religious. God is good!"

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Pray for our Novices CSsR in the Noviciate...

Please pray for the novices as they make the noviciate this year.

There are 8 novices in total, and two of them are from our province.

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Br Mike - London Province

 

Br Peter CSsR goes to Astorga - the Camino...

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I have just recently returned from some pastoral efforts in Spain.  The vast majority of the time was spent in the community based in Astorga, as part of the initiative of Redemptorist outreach to pilgrims travelling the Camino to Santiago de Compostella.

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CSsR Novices to Toronto go...

Please pray for two of our novices who head across the Atlantic to join other novices from North America as they make the noviciate together. The noviciate lasts for one year and one day! 

Our novices are Br Mike Taylor and Br Royston Price; these two men have previously done their postulancy (Liverpool) and two years of Philosophy at Allen Hall Seminary (London) and so begin their fourth year as Novices in Cananda.

Our prayers go with you brothers!

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The Vow of Obedience Made Simple...

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I would suggest that when most of us think of religious taking a vow of obedience we consider that the person will have to submit their will to a long list of rules and to the will of their superiors. It is true that, according to the Constitutions and Statutes of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the vow does oblige members to “submit their will to their lawful superiors” (C.71) but there is far more to it than that. The religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience can in fact be a way of becoming free for God and a way of finding true joy. We are called to be contagious with joy, the joy of the Gospel. The Redemptorists particular mission is to bring the good news of plentiful redemption to the poor and most abandoned so how does the vow of obedience impact on or contribute to that mission? We will begin by examining where the word comes from in the first place. Obedience means:

“To listen intently, to open one’s ears, to heed in practice.”

Uniquely CSsR Redemptorist…

 

What is it that still makes men want to join a Religious Congregation that is nearly 300 years old ?

 

Redemptorists are first and foremost preachers of the Word;

evangelisers in the strict sense of that word.

 

We work for the poor through a unique combination of ministries :stemma7cssr

 

Parish Mission preaching

Pastoral care in poor parishes 

Outreach projects

Retreat houses

Publications

Overseas missions

 

Our vocation has unique features :

Nearness to people

Popular preaching style

Theological expertise

Compassion in the confessional

 

We continue the tradition of St.Alphonsus by reaching out to the most abandoned and poor, especially through proclaiming the Gospel.

 

His spirit still energises the congregation, described by him as : “souls consecrated entirely to God, living in the midst of the world as if out of the world, and having no other thought than that of pleasing God.”

 

A Redemptorist vocation is that easy !

 

Bro. Mike Taylor