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Archived News - 2010

Dec 29, 2010

Countdown to the Neumann Year

Our celebration of St. John Neumann begins in a week...are you ready?


Dec 24, 2010

Jesus' Photo Album

Baltimore Provincial Patrick Woods reminds us to take a few family photos for God's photo album this Christmas


Dec 23, 2010

Fr. Walter Karrer, former novice master, dies at age 90

A member of the Denver Province, Fr. Karrer served as novice master for many Baltimore students in the 1970s and 1980s


Dec 23, 2010

A newborn’s cry pierces the night...

...and the world is changed forever.


Dec 23, 2010

Seeing the world through the eyes of the Redeemer

Redemptorist Superior General reflects on how Christmas calls us to a new vision


Dec 17, 2010

Prepare for the Neumann Year with the winter edition of Plentiful Redemption!


Dec 16, 2010

Iraqi Christians heading to church behind walls

Redemptorist Archbishop Bashar Warda praised the government for taking steps to protect Christians


Dec 16, 2010

Mission to Cuba

In a small town of this island nation, the poor live with less and less, but have a richness all their own


Dec 15, 2010

Advent expectations

A Redemptorist deacon ponders what we’re all waiting for this season


Dec 14, 2010

Lima associate pastor elected Redemptorist provincial of Liguori Province

Fr. Joy Poonoly has been serving at St. Gerard Parish


Dec 10, 2010

Redemptorists elect new leaders

The new team will lead the province for the next four years, and begins their term in January


Dec 9, 2010

Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York named a basilica

St. John Neumann was ordained a priest in the historic Manhattan church


Dec 6, 2010

Caribbean region Redemptorists re-elect superior

Fr. Mark Owen begins his third term


Nov 24, 2010

A gift for Archbishop Dolan in New York

The Redemptorists recently presented two icons of Our Mother of Perpetual Help to the newly elected president of the U.S. bishops' conference


Nov 24, 2010

An Advent journey

Come with us as we prepare our hearts for Christmas


Nov 18, 2010

More than 250 attend prayer service for immigrants

The Shrine of St. John Neumann hosted a special evening of reflection last week


Nov 18, 2010

From the missions: An extraordinary experience

The two-week regional mission closes with positive reviews from people and preachers alike


Nov 15, 2010

Fr. Theodore "Ted" Heyburn dies at age 77

Viewing will be held Nov. 19 in Annapolis; funeral and burial will take place Nov. 20


Nov 12, 2010

From the missions: Week 1 wraps up as the mission moves to McLennan

Heading into the second week of the regional mission, preachers and people are already seeing some fruit


Nov 9, 2010

From the missions: Following in Alphonsus' footsteps

On the anniversary of the Redemptorists' founding in 1732, preaching a parish mission takes on renewed significance


Nov 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Redemptorists!

Today we celebrate the 278th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer


Nov 8, 2010

From the missions: Sowing the seed of the Word

In the next two weeks, more than 20 Redemptorists and lay associates from across North America are preaching a regional mission in Alberta, Canada


Nov 3, 2010

'Iraqi Christians are now terrified and in shock'

Redemptorist superior in Iraq describes the aftermath of Sunday's terrorist attacks in the Syrian Catholic Cathedral in Baghdad


Nov 3, 2010

Redemptorist runs marathon for vocations

Fr. Matthew Allman completed the Marine Corps Marathon as part of the Archdiocese of Washington's Run for Vocations team


Nov 2, 2010

Sainthood cause for Blessed Seelos moves one step forward

Archdiocese of Baltimore officials have sent their findings to Rome after completing their investigation into an alleged miracle attributed to Seelos' prayers


Nov 1, 2010

New book on St. John Neumann

Redemptorist Fr. Richard Boever, an expert on Neumann, has written a new biography based on the saint's personal writings


Oct 28, 2010

Two new books on preaching, Scriptures available now

Redemptorist Fr. James Wallace has written and edited a new commentary on the bishops' document on Sunday preaching, as well as a new study guide for Sunday readings


Oct 28, 2010

Memorial Mass celebrated for deceased Redemptorists


Oct 27, 2010

St. Mary's in Annapolis hosts annual archdiocesan Mass for lawyers

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was honored after the liturgy by the St. Thomas More Society


Oct 27, 2010

Prayer service for immigrants in Philadelphia

Join us for an evening of prayer, song and fellowship at the shrine of St. John Neumann, patron saint of immigrants


Oct 26, 2010

Fr. Carl Hoegerl to speak about Blessed Francis Seelos at Baltimore Basilica

The lecture at the Basilica of the Assumption will focus on the saintly Redemptorist's time in Maryland


Oct 20, 2010

Redemptorists celebrate 200th birthday of St. John Neumann

In 2011-2012, we remember the remarkable life of this humble man who is truly a saint for our times.


Oct 19, 2010

"For Unto Us a Child Is Born"

Share the gift of God's love this Christmas by remembering your loved ones in our Spiritual Bouquet


Oct 14, 2010

Happy Feast of St. Gerard!

As we celebrate this patron of mothers on Oct. 16, several Redemptorist parishes in the Baltimore Province will offer a special blessing for couples


Oct 11, 2010

Mount St. Alphonsus: 'Hidden Treasure on the Hudson'

The Redemptorist retreat house in Esopus, NY, was recently featured in the National Catholic Register


Oct 8, 2010

Fr. John Kelly honored by Seelos Shrine

The Redemptorist missionary was inducted into the Order of Seelos Witness for exemplifying the principles and values of Blessed Francis X. Seelos


Oct 8, 2010

A prayer for the Redemptorists

Please join us in praying for the Redemptorists as they gather in New Jersey next week to prepare for province elections


Oct 7, 2010

Redemptorists return to the Charles Carroll House

Once a residence for seminarians, this historic house and museum is now the home of the order’s mission advancement office


Oct 7, 2010

Boston's Mission Church featured on national PBS broadcast, "God in America"

The Basilica is also a stop the Sacred Spaces tour of Boston, being offered in conjunction with the program's airing


Oct 6, 2010

Congratulations to Fr. Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., on his ordination as bishop

The Detroit native and member of the Denver Province will be ordained a bishop Oct. 9 at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and will help lead the Vatican office in charge of religious life


Oct 5, 2010

Blessed Francis X. Seelos, pray for us!

Today we celebrate a Redemptorist known for his cheerfulness in the face of trial and his gentle concern for those to whom he ministered. Join us in praying that he will soon be made a saint


Sep 24, 2010

Fall newsletter now available!

Read about a busy and faith-filled summer in the new edition of Plentiful Redemption


Sep 13, 2010

Redemptorist History Conference coming to New Jersey

Topics include Redemptorist brothers who've become great artists, St. John Neumann's intervention in a murder case, and the origin of ministries to the deaf


Sep 8, 2010

Congratulations, Deacon McCabe!

James McCabe was ordained a transitional deacon last weekend in Washington, D.C.


Sep 2, 2010

Fall parish mission schedule now available

Check our calendar to find a Redemptorist mission near you


Sep 1, 2010

Redemptorist to be ordained transitional deacon

James McCabe will take the next step toward the priesthood Saturday in Washington, D.C.


Aug 31, 2010

Taking time to treasure God's gifts

Redemptorist Associates spent a weekend on retreat at San Alfonso in Long Branch, NJ


Aug 19, 2010

Two more Redemptorists profess vows

Frater Kevin Bellott made his final vows, and Frater Jacky Merilan professed vows for the first time during a celebration last week in Dominica, West Indies


Aug 18, 2010

Podcasts of our daily homilies now available!

Now you can listen to Redemptorist preaching on-the-go


Aug 13, 2010

Young adults explore their gifts at Dialogue 2010

The annual retreat brings together young people from Redemptorist parishes throughout the U.S. and Canada for a week of prayer, service, and fellowship


Aug 4, 2010

Two Redemptorist students prepare to take vows

Kevin Bellott will make his final profession, and Jacky Merilan will profess vows for the first time August 11 in Dominica


Aug 2, 2010

U.S. Redemptorist to join Vatican office overseeing consecrated life

Fr. Joseph Tobin, superior general emeritus and a member of the Denver Province, has been named secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life


Aug 1, 2010

New Redemptorist Province established in Paraguay

After more than 80 years as a unit of the Baltimore Province, Paraguay becomes an independent province today


Jul 29, 2010

St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us!

On August 1, Redemptorists around the world celebrate the feast of our founder – priest, confessor, bishop, and patron of arthritics


Jul 23, 2010

Redemptorists elect new leaders in Paraguay

New provincial and consultors are chosen for the newly established province


Jul 19, 2010

A celebration of the Redemptorist vocation

Click here to view photos from last Saturday's jubilee celebration and the final profession of James McCabe


Jul 19, 2010

Fr. Arthur Mahoney dies at age 86

Viewing will be held July 20 and a funeral Mass will be celebrated July 21, both at St. Mary's Church in Annapolis


Jul 16, 2010

Faith in the midst of ruin

Very Rev. Alfred Bradley finds a world of heart-wrenching contrast in Haiti six months after the earthquake


Jul 14, 2010

Redemptorists celebrate jubilees

Take a moment to share your well-wishes with our jubilarians


Jul 8, 2010

New Jersey-native to profess final vows with Redemptorists

After a career in economic and community development, Jim McCabe chooses to spend his life preaching God’s abundant love


Jun 28, 2010

Celebrating Our Mother of Perpetual Help around the world

UPDATE: Video footage from celebrations in Brooklyn is now available, as well as a selection of photos from the Caribbean, Brooklyn, and Boston


Jun 28, 2010

Irish Impressions: The novena ends, the tradition continues

Final days in Limerick show just how deep this novena runs


Jun 25, 2010

Irish Impressions: The prayers of the faithful

Novena gives attendees a chance to share their sorrows and joys, and find strength in the community


Jun 24, 2010

Fr. Robert Hopwood dies at age 84

Funeral services will be held July 3 at Stella Maris, July 5-6 in North East, PA


Jun 23, 2010

Redemptorists open their home to retreat groups

The third floor of the 100-plus-year-old rectory has been turned into a spirituality center to serve the local community


Jun 23, 2010

Irish Impressions: Hope for the future

For 10 daily Masses during the Novena, people stream into church from all walks of life


Jun 21, 2010

Ready and willing to serve God's people

At the close of the Year for Priests, Redemptorists reflect on the vocation to bring God's love to the world


Jun 21, 2010

Irish Impressions: A day for the young, and young-at-heart

On Father's Day, the Limerick novena service celebrated the gift of children with a special liturgy and blessing


Jun 21, 2010

The scenery of our lives

We invited visitors to share their stories of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Here's a sampling of what we've heard so far


Jun 19, 2010

Irish Impressions: Knowing they’re not alone

Dozens of people pitch in to make these nine days a time of prayer, thanksgiving, and hope


Jun 18, 2010

New edition of Plentiful Redemption now available!

The summer installment of our quarterly newsletter celebrates our jubilarians and the creation of a new province


Jun 18, 2010

Irish Impressions: The novena begins

Fr. Daniel Francis, a guest preacher at the Redemptorists' Perpetual Help Novena in Limerick, Ireland, offers a glimpse of these grace-filled nine days


Jun 15, 2010

New slideshow on redemptorists.net celebrates Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Has She been the scenery of your life? We'd love to hear your story!


Jun 14, 2010

Haitian Redemptorists travel to U.S. to celebrate Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Two priests will be guest preachers in Boston, Brooklyn and Annapolis leading up to the June 27 feast day


Jun 9, 2010

Our Lady of Fatima School family marks the end of an era

Students and faculty celebrate Mass together for the last time before the school closes


Jun 8, 2010

Redemptorists sign Statement of Solidarity/Declaraciᅢᄈn de Solidaridad against Arizona immigration law

Missionaries working with Hispanics throughout the U.S. speak out against the state legislation during annual meeting


Jun 2, 2010

Family and the Feast of Corpus Christi

In preparation for this Sunday's celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ, Fr. Daniel Francis offers a video reflection on family life


Jun 1, 2010

A multi-cultural Marian celebration

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Philadelphia celebrated its feast day May 31 with an outdoor procession


Jun 1, 2010

Redemptorist explores the challenges of immigration on news radio program

Fr. John Lavin, who has spent more than 40 years ministering to immigrants, was a recent guest on an evening talk radio show in Boston


May 31, 2010

Former Redemptorist Superior General named to Irish visitation team

Rev. Joseph Tobin will be one of two priests assigned to meet with men's religious communities in Ireland


May 28, 2010

Joint Chiefs Chairman addresses St. Mary's Class of 2010

Admiral Mike Mullen delivers the commencement speech at the Annapolis high school


May 28, 2010

At the Crossroads

Several high-school-age young men spent a recent retreat weekend learning more about Redemptorist vocations


May 25, 2010

Iraqi Redemptorist appointed bishop

Father Beshar Mati Warda will become Archbishop of the Chaldean Diocese of Erbil, Iraq


May 20, 2010

Fr. Albert Stoeckel dies at 99

Funeral services will be held May 25 in Dominica


May 19, 2010

New Birthday Mass Enrollment cards available!

Celebrate your loved one's special day with the gift of a year's worth of Masses


May 17, 2010

Redemptorists in Zimbabwe mark 50 years

The growing region, which was founded in 1912 by missionaries from South Africa, is based in Harare


May 14, 2010

Students prepare for novitiate

Final exams are finished for our Redemptorist students, but the break will be short-lived as several men will begin their novitiate in July


May 14, 2010

Book of Redemptorist meal prayers to be published in English

Prayers for each day of the month and for special seasons of the year are based on the Redemptorist way of life


May 6, 2010

Redemptorist Superior General visits Haiti

Most Rev. Michael Brehl recently spent a few days in Port-au-Prince, experiencing firsthand the devastation of January's earthquake


May 3, 2010

A weekend with the Redemptorists

A group of young men spent the last few days at a Come & See retreat, learning more about what it takes to serve the poor and most abandoned


May 3, 2010

Fr. Alfonso Amador dies at 80

He was one of the first Redemptorists from Puerto Rico to be ordained for the Baltimore Province


Apr 30, 2010

New items available in our Gift Shop!

Just in time for Mother's Day, we have two new prints of Our Mother of Perpetual Help as well as a Mother & Child plaque


Apr 26, 2010

New perpetual Mass enrollment card now available

Our Golden Heart Perpetual Enrollments are a blessing for all occasions -- birthdays, weddings, baptisms, ordinations, funerals


Apr 23, 2010

St. John Neumann Shrine featured in TV travel series

The Faithful Traveler series airing on EWTN highlights several sites with Redemptorist roots


Apr 20, 2010

A new place to pray

Click to view photos of the newly renovated chapel in the Redemptorist residence in Ephrata, PA


Apr 19, 2010

Redemptorist finishes Boston Marathon

Congratulations to Fr. Denis Sweeney who completed the race in under 4 hours


Apr 13, 2010

Lenten audio series now available in archives

We hope you enjoyed our weekly series of reflections during Lent. If you missed a week, or would like to listen again, you can do so with the click of a mouse!


Apr 12, 2010

Redemptorists praying for the people of Poland

In a special way we remember our Polish confreres serving in the U.S., and the Redemptorists of the Warsaw Province


Apr 6, 2010

Redemptorists to bless Ephrata house chapel

Active and retired confreres stationed at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish/St. Clement's Mission House will gather daily for prayer in the new worship space


Apr 4, 2010

Alleluia! He is Risen!

The Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers would like to wish you and your loved ones a blessed Easter


Mar 31, 2010

A Lenten retreat: From Table to Thorns to Tomb

Our journey of the last 40 days has led us all here...to the celebration of Jesus' Last Supper, his death, and his resurrection


Mar 28, 2010

'And do you, my flock, love me?'

For Holy Week, the Redemptorists in Denver offer a short reflection from St. Alphonsus and a sampling of his music


Mar 24, 2010

A Lenten retreat: Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do.

As we enter Holy Week, now's the time to stop and ask, 'Do I need to forgive?'


Mar 23, 2010

New edition of Plentiful Redemption newsletter now available

In this issue, learn more about our Redemptorist teachers, and meet our new seminarian


Mar 18, 2010

Redemptorist appointed bishop of Gibraltar

Fr. Ralph Heskett of the London Province of the Redemptorists, will be ordained to the episcopate this summer


Mar 17, 2010

A Lenten retreat: Justice and forgiveness

What do we really want when we seek justice?


Mar 15, 2010

Happy Feast of St. Clement Hofbauer!

Born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1751, St. Clement was responsible for establishing the Redemptorists outside of Italy


Mar 13, 2010

Brother Gilbert Hunter dies at 89

Funeral services will be held March 18 at the St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris


Mar 11, 2010

Redemptorists welcome Superior General

Most Rev. Michael Brehl wrapped up a meeting with North American Redemptorists at San Alfonso Retreat House in New Jersey


Mar 10, 2010

A Lenten retreat: From prodigal children to God's children

This week: how the story of the prodigal son can remind us of our baptism, and the power of reconciliation


Mar 8, 2010

Redemptorist Superior General to visit Baltimore Province

Most Rev. Michael Brehl will celebrate Mass and attend several meetings


Mar 8, 2010

Redemptorist parish school to close in June

Our Lady of Fatima School in Baltimore is part of a realignment process in the Archdiocese of Baltimore


Mar 6, 2010

Fr. Gerard Campbell dies at 69

A funeral Mass will be offered in Brooklyn March 11 for the longtime missionary


Mar 5, 2010

Redemptorists lease former residence to Sisters of Mercy

The St. Alphonsus Formation Residence will now house retired sisters


Mar 3, 2010

A Lenten retreat: Faith, goodness, and repentance

Spend a few moments with a reflection on this Sunday's Gospel, and listen to audio meditations on penance


Feb 28, 2010

Redemptorists in Chile picking up the pieces

No confreres lost their lives, but the massive quake damaged buildings and rattled nerves


Feb 24, 2010

A Lenten retreat: Transfiguring ourselves

Read the reflection on this Sunday's Gospel and listen to new installments in our Lenten audio series


Feb 23, 2010

Philadelphia parish celebrates Year of the Tiger

The Vietnamese community at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Philadelphia rang in the New Year with Mass and a party


Feb 23, 2010

Fr. Dennis Billy to speak on priests and forgiveness

The lecture is one of a spring series on the ministry and life of the Catholic priest


Feb 19, 2010

Liguorian Players to present "The Monument"

New York City production runs June 2-13


Feb 17, 2010

A Lenten retreat

redemptorists.net will offer a series of written reflections and audio messages to help you on your journey toward Easter


Feb 16, 2010

Celebrate God's glory this Easter

Mass enrollment cards now available in our Gift Shop


Feb 15, 2010

Redemptorist Oblate honored in St. Thomas

Bishop Emeritus Elliott Thomas receives the first Keys & Sword Award for his extraordinary commitment and selfless dedication to the diocese


Feb 11, 2010

Annapolis parish brings four busloads to D.C. to speak up for life

Accompanied by Redemptorist Fr. Eric Hoog, hundreds of St. Mary’s youths joined the throngs who marched through the nation’s capital at the recent March for Life


Feb 5, 2010

Redemptorists in Brazil celebrate 80 years

Missionaries from the Baltimore Province helped establish the Campo Grande Province in the 1930s


Feb 4, 2010

A prayer for Haiti

Please join us in continuing to support the Haitian people and our fellow Redemptorists as they travel the long road to recovery from the earthquake


Jan 26, 2010

Redemptorist severely beaten in Vietnam

The Church and the government have clashed over property rights and public displays of faith


Jan 25, 2010

Fr. Jim Dowds begins new ministry to military families in California

Until his arrival, the chapel at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake had been without a Catholic chaplain since 2006


Jan 23, 2010

Fr. John Creaven dies at age 87

Funeral services will be held January 26-27 in Ephrata, PA


Jan 16, 2010

Redemptorists appealing worldwide for immediate aid "for survival"

The damage to buildings is extensive; hundreds of children and teachers died in the rubble of St. Gerard School


Jan 14, 2010

Redemptorists in Haiti safe; church, student housing destroyed

Prayers, support needed for rebuilding, relief efforts


Jan 13, 2010

Redemptorists reaching out to help in Haiti

The Baltimore Province will send financial support to help earthquake victims


Jan 12, 2010

Fr. Albert Lamote dies at 97

A Redemptorist for 75 years, Fr. Lamote died in Dominica


Jan 9, 2010

Fr. Sylvester Feeley dies at age 87

Funeral services will be held January 12-13 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, NY


Jan 4, 2010

Feast of St. John Neumann: January 5

Celebrations in Philadelphia mark the 150th anniversary of the saint's death


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