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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.

 

CSsR Habit - Could be you?...

 

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The Church needs more men who are ready

to pack their bags and go wherever there is a need.

 

Could you be one of those men?

 

Please pray for vocations to the Redemptorists of the London Province.

 

If you think you may be called, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Students CSsR at Allen Hall...

 

Our brother students are quietly and happily working away! We thought you might like to hear from our two students who are currenlty at Allen Hall Seminary in London. The seminary newsletter has recently been published and all the new men who are studying for the priesthood are introduced. Br Mike and Br Royston tell a bit of their story! 

 

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Please pray for our students at this important time in their lives.

 

Also remember our other students who are studying at

Heythrop College London and in Zimbabwe.

 

Please continue to pray for Vocations

to the CSsR of the London Province.

Vocations Sunday - Pope Francis...

 

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Pope Francis says in Evangelii Gaudium:

“wherever there is life, fervor, and a desire to bring Christ to others, genuine vocations will arise. Even in parishes where priests are not particularly committed or joyful, the fraternal life and fervor of the community can awaken in the young a desire to consecrate themselves completely to God and the preaching of the Gospel” (n° 107).

Let us pray for more vocations to the religious life and/or the priesthood.

Please especially for Vocations for the London Province of the Redemptorists.

Preaching since 1732...

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations - Sunday 11th May 2014

Living Joyfully...

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Should be a great afternoon!
Come along... or if you are at the other side of the country, or the world, please pray!

St Clement Hofbauer - Message from the General CSsR...

 

 

CONGREGATIO SS. REDEMPTORIS 

Superior Generalis 

Prot. No. 0000 046/2014

Rome, March 15, 2014

 

Message for the feast of St. Clement Hofbauer, C.Ss.R.

“To preach the Gospel ever anew”

 

Dear Confreres, Sisters, associates and friends,


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During this Year for the Promotion of the Redemptorist Missionary Vocation, the story of St. Clement Hofbauer offers us insights into the remarkable ways in which God calls people to share in the missionary vocation of our Congregation.

 

Clement Hofbauer was almost 33 years of age when he was accepted into the Redemptorist novitiate, along with his friend Thaddeus Hübl. Although he had a strong sense of vocation to the missionary life and to the priesthood, various obstacles kept disappointing his hopes. Nevertheless, he did not stop searching for a way to respond to what he experienced as the call of God. He studied theology in Vienna, spent time as a hermit and catechist in Tivoli, read spiritual books, developed a deep prayer life, and went on pilgrimage to Rome. It was on this occasion that he met the Redemptorist Missionaries working in the church of San Giuliano and requested admission to the Congregation.

Discernment Day...

 

For those of you in the Liverpool area...

...for those of you too far away, please pray for the day.

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Formation - London and Dublin...

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The Formation community of the London province were very blessed recently to be able to visit our counterparts in the Dublin province, for a few days of fraternal fellowship, prayer and recreation. It was a great blessing to be able to stay in the monastery in Dundalk, and visit some of our other monasteries on the ‘emerald isle’, in Belfast and the Esker retreat centre near Galway. We received a warm and generous welcome from all the communities we met, and it was wonderful to see some of the great works that the Redemptorists are performing, from reconciliation in Belfast and marriage preparation in Esker, to the preached Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Galway Cathedral – the spirit of enthusiasm and joy in the Gospel was infectious! 

Redemptorist Family Vocations...

 

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Have you thought of yourself like this?

 

Pray that the Lord inspires in men and women the desire to join the Redemptorist family

- as a brother, a nun, a priest or a lay associate.

 

Are you praying for the Redemptorist family?

 

If so, thank you so much!

Who are the Redemptorists?...

 

Watch and learn!

 

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Report from our Vocations Weekend...

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Br Charles Randall CSsR reports!... 

"Last weekend at our community in Clapham we welcomed two young men discerning possible vocations to the religious life. One came from the world of work, the other from his university studies; both had decided to give up a weekend of their lives to see if life as a Redemptorist might be for them. They say a good appetite is a sign of a good vocation, so of course, after settling in and giving them a tour of the house, we sat down for supper. Thus they began to get to know us, and we them. After night prayer together in the oratory, and then the dishes (many hands made light work) the discerners were free to retire and prepare for the weekend ahead with some rest.

Vocations Discernment Weekend...

 

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If this is something you have had a problem with...

... why not join us this weekend?

 

Make contact with the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For those of you who are blessed and know your vocation in life

please pray for those of us who will take part in our weekend in Clapham.

 

See the Vocations Advert in the right hand column

and visit our Vocations Pages here on the site, or follow us on Twitter @RedemptoristsGB

or on Facebook at Redemptorist Vocations GB!

 

Our Mother of Perpetual Succour
Pray for us

 

St. Alphonsus
Pray for us

 

Redemptorist Vocations Year...

 

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What is your vocation?

 

A Redemptorist,

A Redemptoristine,

A friend of the family,

What!?

 

Answer on an email to someone who cares!

 

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Vocations Weekend!...

 

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To the CSsR and the OSsR readers

to our friends and those who work with us

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE YOU COULD INVITE TO THIS EVENT?

 

To our friends just following us quietly on line

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

 

Remember  it is God who CALLS...

Fr General writes...

 

October 5, 2013

 

Dear Confreres, Sisters and Friends:

Greetings from Rome. I would like to remind you that on Saturday, October 5, we celebrate the memory of our confrere, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R. He was a gifted spiritual guide and confessor, a gentle and wise formator, and a zealous pastor and preacher. During this year of the Redemptorist Missionary Vocation, may his example and prayers inspire all of us to follow the Redeemer more closely.

Your brother in the Redeemer,
Michael Brehl, C.Ss.R.

 

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New Students in Clapham...

 

Congratulations to our two new students in our community of St. Mary's Clapham, London.

Br Royston Price and Br Michael Taylor have formally begun their intial studies at Allen Hall Seminary

and they will continue with their Redemptorist formation under the care of

Fr Charles Corrigan, the Prefect of Students.

 

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The new formation community

L to R

Fr. Charles Corrigan CSsR

Br Michael Taylor

Br Royston Price

and Br Charles Randall CSsR

who are part of the larger Clapham community.

 

A simple service was arranged for the two new students in the community chapel, 

there the community gathered to welcome the brothers!