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Archived News - 2017

Apr 13, 2017

Vigil of Easter

Easter is not the signal to return to the way we were before Lent started. Easter is the time for us to begin living renewed lives following the risen Jesus.

Apr 13, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 45: Good Friday

As Christians, we are people of the cross. And with the cross comes sacrifice. It would be difficult to understand walking in a world without sacrifices. But only

Apr 13, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 44: Holy Thursday

On this Holy Thursday, the words of Jesus echo down through the centuries to us today: “Do this in remembrance of me.” What indeed is the meaning of this?

Apr 12, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 43

Today’s Gospel focuses on Judas. At the moment of betrayal in the garden, Jesus calls Judas by the affectionate title friend, saying to him, “why have you come?” Perhaps it was a final effort to save Judas.

Apr 11, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 42

Can we forgive those who have betrayed us? Lord, forgive us, as we forgive. During this Holy Week, we ask God to make us like Jesus.

Apr 10, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 41

Never from Jesus' lips do we hear him saying to his apostles, his disciples, or the great crowds that came to him: “What are you going to do for me?"

Apr 9, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 40: Passion Sunday

This week we can walk with Jesus in his triumphal entrance into Jerusalem and in his passion, crucifixion, and death.

Apr 8, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 39

I pray during this Lenten season for the ability to recognize God’s presence as I see the face of Jesus reflected in those who

Apr 7, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 38

We are close to Holy Week. The rocky mountain of Calvary will be a place of great suffering and great love. We will make that journey with Jesus to Calvary.

Apr 6, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 37

The Gospels teach us that we are not alone. We belong to a large, extended family, and our Father is none other than the loving Father of Jesus.

Apr 5, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 36

Jesus was a Jew, and we are heirs of the same legacy. His Jewish roots are an important part of our Christian heritage.

Apr 4, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 35

Some of Jesus’ listeners could not get beyond what they could see, touch, or control. They had no faith in the Messiah who was right in front of them.

Apr 3, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 34

Part of this story’s lesson can be summed up as a question: Should we not, like Christ, be a source of forgiveness and love to all we meet?

Apr 2, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 33

Mere memory or living on through our works or our children is not enough and is not what Christian resurrection means. It means we will live and gather again, in our own bodies, in a new and wonderful place.

Apr 1, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 32

In the Gospel, Nicodemus is one of the chief priests and a Pharisee—yet he does something revolutionary: he requests that Jesus be given a legal hearing.

Mar 31, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 31

“Is he the Messiah? He can’t be; we know where he is from.”

Mar 30, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 30

Many people were curious about Jesus and astounded by his miracles. But when push came to shove, they abandoned him. What about us?

Mar 29, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 29

Even though we sometimes feel as though God has forsaken us, the truth is, God is always tenderly embracing us and telling us, “I will never forget you!”

Mar 28, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 28

How amazed--and grateful--the crippled must have been after Jesus healed him. Will we let Jesus do the same for us?

Mar 27, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 27

It could not be more clear: God chooses and desires life for each of us. But do we choose and desire life for ourselves?

Mar 26, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 26: fourth Sunday

During this time of Lent, let's ask Jesus to forgive our sins and heal us of our blindness.

Mar 25, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 25: The Annunciation

Mary is steeped in faith, and she trusts that the promise made to her by God will be fulfilled, even if she cannot understand how.

Mar 24, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 24

What is the most important commandment or guide that will help me live a morally decent life?

Mar 23, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 23

The power of speech is a precious gift, one bestowed on us by God--but it's one that must be exercised with great care

Mar 22, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 22

As we ponder the mystery and wonder of the suffering and death of Our Lord Jesus, we are called to respond, not out of obligation but rather love and gratitude.

Mar 21, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 21

God lifts us up from our brokenness and woundedness when we had absolutely no claim on his love and compassion.

Mar 20, 2017

Two vocations retreats are coming up

Learn more about vocations retreats this spring

Mar 20, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 20

Joseph teaches us that sometimes it is good to remain silent, to listen and simply be open to God’s voice—and with great trust to do what we know God is asking us to do.

Mar 19, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 19: third Sunday

The Samaritan woman gives us a model for what we too can do when we encounter Christ today. We are called not to get stuck in our sins or

Mar 18, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 18

As a community of faith, we are called to be just as welcoming as the Father to those who seek forgiveness and reconciliation.

Mar 17, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 17

The moving story of Joseph in the first reading today sets the stage for the person of Jesus in the Gospel. Joseph is perhaps

Mar 16, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 16

Genesis clearly teaches that our bodies—in fact, all of creation, all that God created—belong exclusively to God. God has given

Mar 15, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 15

Clement always grew in his commitment to God and to his people. He took seriously the call of the Gospel today—to be

Mar 14, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 14

How prickly we can be about our sense of human respect, and yet how simple Christ has called us to be as brothers and sisters to one another and servants to all.

Mar 13, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 13

Learn to listen without condemning. Always presume the best about people. Take the high road. That’s a good way to become a disciple of our compassionate Lord.

Mar 12, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 12: second Sunday

We’d love to stay on the mountaintop with Jesus. But we have to live out our faith in the real world, with all its problems.

Mar 11, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 11


Mar 10, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 10

Everything we do during this special time—the fasting, the sacrifices, the times of prayer and reflection—is to help us change, to be people who love as Jesus calls us to love.

Mar 9, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 9

We’ve had the experience of praying about something and not getting it or heard others speak about it. So why keep asking?

Mar 8, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 8

God is always communicating with us, but how well are we listening?

Mar 7, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 7

Jesus taught us the Lord's Prayer so we could understand the Father's perfect, forgiving love.

Mar 6, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 6

Matthew’s Gospel was written for a Church whose members were primarily Jewish. They believed they were going to be judged by God according to how well they lived the Torah . . .

Mar 5, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 5: first Sunday

The devil tempted Christ unsuccessfully. How about us? Are we too attached to things, power, and control?

Mar 4, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 4

God calls each one of us--especially in the ordinary circumstances of life.

Mar 3, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 3

Fasting leads us to a new freedom of heart and mind.

Mar 2, 2017

Lenten reflection, day 2

When Jesus says in today’s Gospel, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised,” he

Mar 1, 2017

Lenten reflection, Ash Wednesday

Lent invites us to peel away whatever has toughened our hearts through the symbolic act of fasting, creating an inner emptiness and open space.

Feb 27, 2017

Learn more about St. Clement Hofbauer

Find out why he was called the "second founder" of the Redemptorists.

Feb 23, 2017

It's thank-you Thursday!

We're so grateful for everyone who has given to help the Redemptorists serve the poor, preach the Gospel, and promote devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Your goodness makes a difference!

Feb 22, 2017

A daily practice that can transform your Lent

Would you like to pray more this Lent while helping others? Father Gerry Chylko has a great idea.

Feb 15, 2017

Thank you for your gift last week!

Jan 31, 2017

February 2 is World Day for Consecrated Life

Please pray for vocations to the Redemptorists and all religious communities.

Jan 26, 2017

Get your copy of 2017 Lenten Devotions now

Our annual booklet--written by Redemptorists--is available for purchase or free download.

Jan 13, 2017

The life of Blessed Peter Donders

He was the son of a poor family, trained as a weaver, who became a saintly priest and devoted himself to caring for lepers.

Jan 11, 2017

Filipinos are in love with the Virgin Mary

Baclaran's Marian shrine is the largest in the world, and devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help is especially strong.

Jan 5, 2017

A novena to ask the intercession of St. John Neumann, C.Ss.R.

January 5 is the feast day of this holy and humble Redemptorist priest and bishop: the perfect time to ask his intercession for your intentions.

Jan 2, 2017

Important religious dates for 2017

Check our list of feast days and other significant dates on the Church calendar for 2017

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