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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.

 

Be not afraid...

Be not afraid! 
Read this article ...
... and be not afraid!

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FACING THE FUTURE WITH HOPE AND JOY 
+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. 
Pontifical College Josephinum, 3.27.19 

I’m glad to be here tonight for two reasons. First, I admire – greatly admire — the Josephinum and the men it produces. The Church needs you because we urgently need more good priests, men of prudence and charity, but also of spine and courage, who understand the changing terrain of our times. In my life, the priesthood has been a deep source of joy and purpose, the gift of knowing with certainty why God made me. But it’s not a life for the weak or the lukewarm. Especially now.

My second reason is this. Cardinal Pio Laghi was a mentor and friend who showed great kindness to me as a young bishop. When you’re a baby bishop, everything is new and a bit intimidating. Cardinal Laghi’s encouragement made a great difference in my life and ministry. He gave me my first zucchetto, pectoral cross, and mitre. I’ve never forgotten the debt I owe him. Delivering these remarks in his name is not just a pleasure, the pleasure of being with you, but also an honor. So let’s begin.

I chose tonight’s theme because it sounds better than “facing the future with confusion and anxiety,” and anger for that matter, because I’m tempted to feel all three of those things a couple of times a week. There are days when everyone in the Church seems angry. Laypeople and priests are angry with their bishops for the abuse scandal, which never seems to end. Bishops are angry with priests for their bad example. And many bishops are also frustrated – to put it gently — with Rome for its unwillingness to acknowledge the real nature and scope of the abuse problem. Clerical privilege is not the problem. Clericalism may be a factor in the sexual abuse of minors, but no parent I know – and I hear from a lot of them – sees that as the main issue. Not naming the real problem for what it is, a pattern of predatory homosexuality and a failure to weed that out from Church life, is an act of self-delusion.

Our OSsR Nuns - The Redemptoristines...

Life lived in God. Is God Calling you?

This is the question asked by our nuns in Dublin. They are an International Order of enclosed Nuns, who are actually our Redemptorist counterparts - praying all the time for the work we do and for the whole Church and the world.

Essentially we work together!

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They have 2 postulants at the moment and 1 novice

  • they are Irish, English and Indian!

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Who Can Be a Redemptorist?...

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We are looking for men who:

* Practice the Catholic faith

* Can give themselves generously in service to God and His people

* Can live with others in community, collaborate on common projects, share their successes and failures, their joys and sorrows, and do ministry together as an apostolic community

* Can embrace the Redemptorist charism of preaching the Gospel to the most abandoned, especially the poor

* Are flexible and adaptable in the service of mission

* Can foster an intimate relationship with God through prayer, having a deep love for Christ in the holy Eucharist and a love for His Blessed Mother

* Can live a healthy and balanced lifestyle defined by the Redemptorist charism under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience

* Are in good mental and physical health

* Are open to growth and development on an academic, spiritual, communal, ministerial, and personal human level

* Are between the ages of 18-45

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Is God calling you...?

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We’ve got a good group of men coming for our #Vocations weekend in March so far, but there’s space for one or two more! If you would like to find out more about the life of a Redemptorist Priest or Brother, get in touch: maybe it’s the life God has planned for you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
...also, if you see this, and you’re a young Catholic man on the internet, dithering and prevaricating about your vocation, then this is 100% Divine Providence telling you to not delay but to take some concrete steps: pray more/talk to your confessor/visit a community or seminary.
#Priesthood #ReligousLife #CSsR #Brothers

Vocations Weekend March 2019...

Look at this photo - and see how the #Redemptorists #CSsR 

live their wonderful #Vocation

Join us in London for our Vocations' Discernement Weekend 

15th - 17th March 2019

If you are a discerner aged between 18 - 40 years of age

and want some form of accompaniment get This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Pray for Vocations

Mother of Perpetual Succour - Pray for us.

St Alphonsus - Pray for us.

Vocations Weekend March 2019...

See the details of a wonderful weekend in our monastery in London.

Email us to find out more...This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pray for Vocations to the Redemptorist Family - CSsR & OSsR

A lot of us...

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Did you know that there are over

1.1 million

sisters, brothers and priests in our world?
(Source: CARA)

Why not come and join us and add one more...?

#CSsR #Redemptorists #Vocations

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CSsR Vocations Sunday 11th Nov 2018...

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Pray for Vocations to the

CSsR Congregation - Redemptorists

and

OSsR Order - Redemptoristines

NRVP Conference...

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National Religious Vocations Personnel Conference – 3rd November 2018
The annual NRVP conference will take place on Saturday 3rd November at Our Lady of Victories, Kensington, London. 


This year we will have Fr Richard Reid CSsR as our main speaker, speaking on the topic of ‘Vocations Promotion and Accompanying Discerners’. This is an opportunity to learn from another dedicated vocation director on what he feels is important to vocations ministry today. In the afternoon we will have two sessions, one on using social media in vocation ministry, and another on boundaries in vocation ministry. We have also invited five people who are relatively new in religious life to give us a few minutes on what it’s like entering today. There will be an opportunity to meet them and ask questions.

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They were tempted, however they realised

that they had a more pressing engagement...

I first starting thinking about Religious Life...

This was the sentence given to both Fr Richard CSsR and Fr Peter CSsR and this is how they completed it...

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I first starting thinking of Religious Life when I was six years old! Never did the idea leave me and now 40 years later I am convinced that I am one of the happiest people on this planet. I am a Redemptorist Priest and all I can say is, Thanks be to God

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life...

All over the world our prayer intention is

Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.

The Redemptorists of the London Province

salute all our

brother priest and male religious and all our religious sisters

throughout the world.

We are all in this together.

Our prayer rises for you this Sunday.

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Order of the Most Holy Redeemer OSsR...

Our sisters OSsR in Ireland have produced this little booklet about themselves. THey are fanatastic community of dedicated, joy filled and prayerful women. Have a look for yourself.

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Would you make a Holy Hour for Vocations?...

This is Lent and there is always time to pray, so why not commit to making a Holy Hour for the Intention of getting Vocations for Church, locally and worldwide?

Have a look at the letter that This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our Vocations Director, wrote to the  confreres of the Province. At the end of the letter, he says, "Please feel free to share this letter with anyone you like..." So we thought we would share it with you!

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Pray for Vocations to the Religious Life and the Priesthood

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What is God saying to you?...Vocations Weekend...!

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Pray for Vocations...

Pray for the Men looking at this...

Pray they will do the right thing!

I would do it (CSsR) again!...

Fr Bev Ahearn has just celebrated 70 years of Redemptorist Religious Life!

He says, "I would do it again!"

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It is a wonderful life! 

Is the Lord calling you?