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Archived News - 2011

Dec 28, 2011

Redemptorist mission to Cuba: 10 years on

Fr. Russ Piedra of the Baltimore Province recently returned from an annual mission trip to Cuba. Click to see some of his photos and read about the Redemptorists ministering there full-time.

Dec 27, 2011

PHOTOS: Christmas for our students in the Bronx

We celebrated a little early since most of the students headed home before the holiday, but we made sure to celebrate as a community

Dec 26, 2011

Brazilian Redemptorists take evangelization to the streets

With the help of more than 1,000 lay missionaries, our confreres in Brazil preached a regional mission that included 60 sites and reached thousands

Dec 22, 2011

Merry Christmas from the Redemptorists!

Click to read our Superior General's Christmas message

Dec 21, 2011

Redemptorist Pilgrimage: In the Footsteps of Sts. Gerard Majella & Alphonsus Liguori

Join us October 9-18, 2012, and visit the birthplace of the Redemptorists, the Shrine of St. Gerard, and the original icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Dec 18, 2011

VIDEO: I live my Advent in the womb of Mary

As we enter this last week of Advent, we offer this reflection from Mission Church in Boston, part of the weekly Perpetual Help Novena

Dec 16, 2011

Fr. Vincent Crotty dies at age 88

UPDATED: A funeral Mass will be celebrated December 19 at Stella Maris in Timonium, MD

Dec 16, 2011

VIDEO: Mount St. Alphonsus, A Century of Blessings

Click to view a short video produced by Fr. Tom Deely that pays tribute to the Mount's more than 100 years as a place of Redemptorist mission

Dec 14, 2011

PHOTOS: ¡Que viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!

Click for photos and video from Guadalupe festivities throughout the province. More as the images come in

Dec 14, 2011

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Will you say ‘yes’?

Dec 9, 2011

Do you need it or want it?

Some food for thought for the younger crowd (or the younger at heart) as we move closer to Christmas

Dec 8, 2011

Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

Today we celebrate Mary as the patroness of the Redemptorists. Click to read a special message from our Superior General

Dec 8, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: December 12

Redemptorist communities throughout our province will celebrate the patroness of the Americas in a big way this weekend

Dec 7, 2011

Third Sunday of Advent: Joyful witnesses

Dec 5, 2011

Preaching conference to feature two Redemptorist speakers

Fr. Jim Wallace will be one of the presenters in June 2012 at the University of Notre Dame

Nov 30, 2011

Second Sunday of Advent: Comfort

Nov 28, 2011

It's a Redemptorist Life

During Advent join us every Monday for a new Redemptorist story

Nov 25, 2011

NEW in our online gift shop: Perpetual Help Gift Pack

Redemptorists have "made her known" for almost 150 years. You can help us continue that mission

Nov 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today in the U.S. we pause to give thanks for God's many blessings

Nov 23, 2011

First Sunday of Advent: Preparing a quiet place for God

Nov 22, 2011

Redemptorists in Vietnam under pressure from government

Please pray for our confreres in Hanoi as they struggle to protect their monastery and church from seizure

Nov 21, 2011

Coming Wednesday: Our annual Advent Retreat

This popular weekly reflection series begins Nov 23. New this year are weekly video stories from Redemptorists -- a new one every Monday during Advent

Nov 21, 2011

Update on the sainthood cause of Blessed Francis Seelos

Vatican officials have rejected the cure of a Maryland woman as the possible second miracle that would pave the way for Seelos to become a saint

Nov 10, 2011

New Scripture resource for the new church year

The new Living the Word commentary for 2012, co-written by Redemptorist Fr. Jim Wallace, is now available

Nov 9, 2011

279 years young

Today we celebrate the the beginning of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Here's to many more years of blessings!

Nov 4, 2011

Fr. Jack Smyth, longtime missionary to Brazil, dies at age 73

UPDATED: A funeral Mass will be held Monday, Nov 7 in Timonium, MD and Nov. 9 in New Smyrna Beach, FL

Nov 4, 2011

UPDATED Video: In memory of All Souls

Click to view video clips from today's special Mass celebrated in memory of all the faithful departed, especially our benefactors and their loved ones

Nov 3, 2011

Neumann relics visit Diocese of Trenton, NJ

Click for a story and video of last weekend's celebration in Riverside, NJ

Nov 2, 2011

PHOTOS: Redemptorist Memorial Mass, Oct. 30, Mount St. Alphonsus

Click for pictures from last weekend's annual Mass for deceased Redemptorists and Redemptoristines

Oct 27, 2011

PHOTOS: Diaconate Ordination of Kevin Bellot, C.Ss.R.

A native of Dominica, Deacon Kevin is expected to be ordained a priest in August 2012 and will serve with the Redemptorists in the English-speaking Region of the Caribbean

Oct 26, 2011

PHOTOS: Community Night in the Bronx

Click for photos from a pumpkin-carving session with our students

Oct 14, 2011

St. Gerard Majella, pray for us!

This weekend we remember the life and witness of a saintly Redemptorist brother known as the patron of expectant mothers

Oct 10, 2011

Annual Mass in remembrance of deceased Redemptorists to be held Oct 30 in Esopus, NY

Family, friends and confreres will gather for a final time at Mount St. Alphonsus

Oct 6, 2011

Fr. Joseph Oppitz, well-known Redemptorist scholar, dies at age 85

Funeral Mass will be celebrated October 11 in Timonium, MD

Oct 6, 2011

Christmas Spiritual Bouquet cards now available

Share the joy of God's boundless love with someone this Christmas by enrolling them in our solemn octave of Masses celebrated in Rome

Oct 5, 2011

Above all, love your calling in life

Today we celebrate the feast of Blessed Francis X. Seelos, a 19th century Redemptorist who clearly loved his vocation

Oct 4, 2011

Redemptorist Kevin Bellot to be ordained to diaconate Oct. 8

The Dominica-native will be among several men ordained to the transitional diaconate during a Mass at St. Ignatius Church in Chestnut Hill

Oct 3, 2011

Eight locations, four languages, one mission

Nine Redemptorist missionaries will preach a regional mission Oct 16-19 in Perth Amboy, NJ

Sep 29, 2011

Prague Archbishop visits Neumann Shrine

Along with a visit to the parish school, the archbishop gave thanks at Neumann's tomb for the gift of his fellow countryman's life and vocation

Sep 22, 2011

Neumann relics traveling throughout Pennsylvania

The relic tour is one of several Neumann Year events in full swing this fall

Sep 21, 2011

PHOTOS: Washing cars and talking vocations

On a recent Come & See Weekend retreat in the Bronx, several young men discerning a call to the Redemptorist way of life pitched in on some normal Saturday morning chores

Sep 20, 2011

VIDEO: Perpetual Help Novena in Boston profiled on CatholicTV

Click to watch the video of Fr. Philip Dabney talking about the legendary novena that began in 1939 in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood

Sep 15, 2011

Fall parish mission season has begun!

Check the calendar to see whether a Redemptorist mission is coming to your area!

Sep 14, 2011

Second annual St. John Neumann Essay Contest now accepting entries!

Open to Catholic school students in grades 6-12, this year's essay theme is "Why is it important to learn about and live my faith?"

Sep 13, 2011

Prayers for the North American Conference Assembly

We remember this week our confreres gathering in Quebec to begin the work of building our North American Conference

Sep 12, 2011

New edition of Plentiful Redemption now available

Sep 6, 2011

Light in the darkness: Remembering Sept. 11

Redemptorists living and working in New York City on that fateful day recall where they were 10 years ago and how they found God in the midst of tragedy

Aug 24, 2011

St. Patrick's in Baltimore closed indefinitely due to earthquake damage

The parish community, which is served by the Redemptorists, will be offered shuttle buses to Masses at Sacred Heart of Jesus

Aug 18, 2011

PHOTOS: Congratulations, Alistair Elias, Calvin Auguiste & Ashford St. Romain!

Three Redemptorists professed vows this week in the English-speaking Region of the Caribbean

Aug 8, 2011

PHOTOS & VIDEO: A celebration of hope in Baltimore

The Catholic communities of St. Michael/St. Patrick, Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Pompei marked a new beginning Sunday

Aug 8, 2011

PHOTOS: Congratulations Anthony Michalik, C.Ss.R. & David Verghese, C.Ss.R.!

Last Saturday we celebrated the first professions of two new Redemptorists

Aug 5, 2011

Living in the Gap: A new book by Fr. Dennis Billy

This new title examines the religious life and the call to live in communion

Aug 4, 2011

Two men to profess first vows with Redemptorists

Provincial Kevin Moley will receive their vows August 6 at the Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia

Aug 2, 2011

An end and a beginning

Parishioners of St. Michael's in Baltimore bid farewell to their church, and prepare for a new beginning at Sacred Heart of Jesus

Aug 1, 2011

Happy Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori!

Today we give thanks to God for the gift of our founder and pray for the grace to continue preaching his message of plentiful redemption

Jul 19, 2011

Archbishop Chaput visits Neumann Shrine

The Redemptorists were honored to welcome the next archbishop of Philadelphia to our church to pray before the relics of his sainted predecessor

Jul 18, 2011

Community, crosses, and plentiful redemption

Our annual jubilee celebration was a day to give thanks for the gift of our jubilarians, our vocation as Redemptorists, and the miracles in our lives

Jul 15, 2011

Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer: July 17

This weekend throughout the Redemptorist world we celebrate our redemption through the love of Jesus, God's gift to the world

Jul 8, 2011

New edition of Plentiful Redemption available

Coverage of Fr. Jim McCabe's ordination, photos from the Easter Vigil around the province, and a look at St. John Neumann's legacy to education

Jul 6, 2011

St. John Neumann returns to New York City

The saint's relics returned to Old St. Patrick's as part of a 40 Hours celebration and the 175th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood

Jun 30, 2011

Redemptorists to celebrate jubilees July 16

We invite you to send a note of prayers and congratulations to our jubilarians

Jun 29, 2011

Parish Notes: Little ones movin' on up (video)

For kindergarteners at Immaculation Conception in the Bronx, the arrival of summer marks a milestone

Jun 27, 2011

Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us!

New today: Novena iPhone app now available en Espanol

Jun 26, 2011

Perpetual Help Online Novena: Day 9

Jun 25, 2011

Perpetual Help Online Novena: Day 8

Jun 24, 2011

Perpetual Help Online Novena: Day 7

Jun 23, 2011

Perpetual Help Online Novena: Day 6

Jun 22, 2011

Perpetual Help Online Novena: Day 5

Jun 21, 2011

Perpetual Help Online Novena: Day 4

Jun 20, 2011

Mass in Philadelphia celebrates St. John Neumann's legacy

Hundreds gathered last Saturday at St. Peter the Apostle to mark the Neumann Year, and reflect on Neumann's impact today

Jun 20, 2011

Perpetual Help Online Novena: Day 3

Jun 19, 2011

Perpetual Help Online Novena: Day 2

Jun 18, 2011

Perpetual Help Online Novena: Day 1

Jun 16, 2011

Online novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help begins June 18

Join us in this multi-lingual prayer as we prepare for the feast day on June 27

Jun 13, 2011

Congratulations, Fr. James McCabe, C.Ss.R.!

Click for photos from ordination last Saturday at St. Peter the Apostle Church, Philadelphia

Jun 8, 2011

Fr. Bruce Lewandowski breaking new ground in Philadelphia

He'll bring years of experience as a missionary and parish priest to the new position of vicar for cultural ministries

Jun 6, 2011

Listen to Fr. Kevin O'Neil live on the radio

Fr. Kevin will be speaking about his new book, "Life, Death and Catholic Medical Choices"

Jun 1, 2011

Old St. Patrick’s to host Neumann Year 40 Hours celebration June 24-26

New York’s first cathedral will remain open 24 hours a day for Eucharistic adoration from Friday evening through Sunday morning.

May 31, 2011

Deacon James McCabe, C.Ss.R. to be ordained a priest June 11

Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre will confer the sacrament at St. Peter the Apostle Church/Shrine of St. John Neumann

May 27, 2011

Go forward and live life well

During this season of new beginnings, Fr. Patrick Woods offers some advice to graduates

May 25, 2011

PHOTOS: High School Crossroads Retreat

Several high school students joined Redemptorists in Canandaigua, NY, for a weekend of fellowship and prayer

May 24, 2011

Redemptorists announce new pastors

Ten parishes in the Baltimore Province will receive new pastors; one confrere will begin a new ministry with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

May 23, 2011

Fr. Virgil Caskey, oldest member of the Baltimore Province, dies at 93

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Friday & Saturday for the Lima, OH, native who spent the majority of his life as a missionary in the Caribbean

May 20, 2011

Where Saints Walked: An end and a beginning

Our ten-day journey has come to an end, but the pilgrimage continues

May 19, 2011

Where Saints Walked: At home with St. John Neumann

In 1977 when one of their own was made a saint, the town of Prachatice celebrated under government observation. Today, the celebration of his 200th birthday is a free one.

May 18, 2011

Where Saints Walked: In the footsteps of St. John Neumann

Part I of our visit to Neumann's homeland

May 18, 2011

UPDATED: Pray for vocations..and for our novices!

Click to see a photo of our nine novices who received the Redemptorist habit on Sunday

May 16, 2011

Parish Notes: Our Lady of Fatima celebrates 60 years

The anniversary brought together long-time parishioners, and several Redemptorists and School Sisters of Notre Dame who previously served the parish

May 16, 2011

Where Saints Walked: Austrian charm

From Bavaria our pilgrims begin their journey east, taking in the sights of the countryside and the sounds of the city…and learning about a few Redemptorist saints along the way

May 13, 2011

Where Saints Walked: A hero’s homecoming

In the birthplace of Blessed Seelos, we discover the mystery of God’s call, and the charm of this missionary’s family home

May 12, 2011

Where Saints Walked: We are all pilgrims

Our journey with St. John Neumann and Blessed Seelos begins with a few meals and an introduction to the heart of Bavaria

May 10, 2011

Path to the Priesthood: Encountering the Risen Christ

In his last blog entry before ordination, Deacon Jim reflects on his ministry in light of the Good News of Easter

May 6, 2011

Mary, our Mother by Love

In honor of Mother's Day, and the month of Mary, here's a short reflection courtesy of St. Alphonsus Liguori

May 5, 2011

Celebrating Divine Mercy and Blessed Seelos in New Orleans

Fr. Donald Miniscalco was the guest presider and homilist at a special healing Mass celebrated May 1 at the National Seelos Shrine

May 4, 2011

New book answers common medical ethics questions

Redemptorist Fr. Kevin O'Neil co-authored the book, "Life, Death, and Catholic Medical Choices"

Apr 29, 2011

Church Communities to lease Mount St. Alphonsus

Redemptorist legacy at the retreat house in Esopus will be preserved by the new occupants.

Apr 28, 2011

Parish Notes: Good Friday from a different perspective

A dramatic reading at Immaculate Conception in the Bronx invited listeners to see the events surrounding the crucifixion through the eyes of women

Apr 28, 2011

UPDATED: North American Conference Coordinator chosen

Fr. John Kingsbury explains his new role

Apr 24, 2011

Join us June 18 for a celebration of St. John Neumann!

Mass at the saint's shrine followed by a reception. Purchase your reception tickets today!

Apr 21, 2011

With him is plentiful redemption

As we enter the celebration of Our Lord's Passion and Death, we invite you to reflect on these three holy days with our seminarians

Apr 15, 2011

Path to the Priesthood: Days in the Life of a Deacon

In his latest blog entry, Deacon Jim tells us a visual story of his life as a deacon

Apr 13, 2011

Palm Sunday: Peter and Judas

Apr 6, 2011

Mission Moment: Come back to me

Bringing a friend back to church had a ripple effect

Apr 6, 2011

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Living words

Apr 5, 2011

Boston's Cardinal O'Malley visits Mission Church

Our Redemptorist community, which includes our theology students, welcomed this special visitor last week for evening prayer and dinner

Mar 31, 2011

Helping young people keep the faith

Watch this short video and learn how Redemptorists and others are working to find ways to help young immigrants stay true to the faith of their families

Mar 30, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI highlights St. Alphonsus Liguori in general audience

The pope spoke of the Redemptorist founder's emphasis on God's divine mercy

Mar 30, 2011

Fourth Sunday of Lent: Receiving our sight

Mar 29, 2011

Celebrating St. John Neumann around the world

From Philadelphia to Australia, the faithful gathered to thank God for the example and friendship of this holy Redemptorist and bishop

Mar 28, 2011

Congratulations to our Neumann Essay Contest winners!

Winners will be announced today, on Neumann's 200th birthday, during a prayer service in Philadelphia

Mar 25, 2011

And the Word was made flesh...

On this day when we celebrate God-with-us, we hope you'll enjoy this reflection from Fr. Andrew Costello, C.Ss.R.

Mar 25, 2011

Mission Moment: I finally "got it"

Sometimes we have to hear the message at the right time

Mar 23, 2011

Third Sunday of Lent: Knowing “what” God is

Mar 17, 2011

Then he was led by the Spirit into the desert...

Redemptorists recently hosted several young men for a vocations retreat in Arizona

Mar 16, 2011

Brother Manuel Martinez dies at age 82

Funeral services will be held Monday in Maryland, and Tuesday in Philadelphia

Mar 16, 2011

Second Sunday of Lent: Stop talking already!

Mar 15, 2011

Feast of St. Clement Hofbauer: March 15

Redemptorists celebrate our "second founder," the confrere responsible for bringing the congregation out of Italy and into the rest of the world!

Mar 15, 2011

Mission Moment: Meeting the Lord in prison

Community, and faith, sometimes flourish in the most unlikely places

Mar 14, 2011

Let us pray...

We've invited you to send us your prayer requests for some time, but now we'd like to invite you to pray with us

Mar 11, 2011

First Sunday of Lent: With prayer, we're never alone

Mar 10, 2011

Baltimore-area Redemptorist back in the pulpit following paralyzing accident

An update on Fr. John Murray from the Catholic Review

Mar 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday: Tension — the stuff of life!

The first in our series of weekly Lenten reflections. Check back every Wednesday for the latest installment, and may God bless your Lenten journey

Mar 7, 2011

Neumann Year Relic Tour to start in two Philadelphia-area parishes

The traveling relic will visit several areas of the U.S. where Neumann served

Mar 4, 2011

Mission Moment: Watching for dawn

Latest installment in our series of stories from Redemptorist parish missions

Mar 3, 2011

What do you see in your mirror?

Lent begins on Wednesday and we have a few things to help you on your journey to Easter

Mar 2, 2011

Easter Mass Enrollment cards now available

Those enrolled will be remembered in an octave of Masses celebrated in front of the original icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Mar 1, 2011

Fr. George Bridge, longtime missionary in the Caribbean, dies at age 88

Feb 28, 2011

Still "making her known"

The first Perpetual Help Novena app for iPhone/iPad is reaching people across the globe

Feb 22, 2011

Redemptoristine Sr. Margaret Banville dies at 85

Sr. “Peg” was a founding member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Monastery in Esopus, NY

Feb 22, 2011

Parish Notes: Celebrating Catholic Schools

One of seven parish schools in the Baltimore Province, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, NY celebrated their heritage with a special Mass

Feb 18, 2011

Mission Moment: You're beautiful

First in a series of short stories about lives changed through Redemptorist parish missions

Feb 16, 2011

Neumann Essay Contest draws more than 2,000 entries!

Thank you to all who participated...winners in each category will be announced later this spring

Feb 14, 2011

Path to the Priesthood: You don’t always get what you want

The Province Chapter showed this young Redemptorist how the Spirit sometimes moves us in ways we don’t expect or even like, but we're always given what we need

Feb 7, 2011

Perpetual Help Novena now available for your iPhone & iPad

The first iPhone app dedicated to Our Mother of Perpetual Help adapts the time-honored novena to the digital world

Feb 6, 2011

Joint Statement from the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Redemptorists Regarding Ministry in East Baltimore

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Highlandtown will expand to become a new bi-cultural community

Feb 3, 2011

Mount St. Alphonsus Retreat Center to close in 2012

The retreat center on the banks of the Hudson River is one of three retreat houses operated by the Baltimore Province

Feb 2, 2011

Happy Catholic Schools Week!

During the Neumann Year we are especially grateful for our saint who helped build the Catholic school system that is a blessing to so many

Feb 1, 2011

Redemptorists and parishioners march for life

Several Redemptorist parishes were represented during the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. last week

Jan 21, 2011

San Alfonso Retreat House will spend 2011 with St. John Neumann

Jan 20, 2011

Provincial Council members elected

The five members of the Extraordinary Provincial Council round out the top leadership posts in the province

Jan 20, 2011

Three weeks left to enter our Neumann Year Essay Contest!

Entries for the contest, open to Catholic school students in grades 6-12, are due February 14

Jan 19, 2011

New provincial leaders take office

This week's Provincial Chapter meetings began with the installation of a new provincial council

Jan 18, 2011

Provincial Statement Regarding the Future of St. Michael's/St. Patrick's Parish, Baltimore, MD

Jan 14, 2011

A retreat with St. John Neumann

Young men considering a vocation to the religious life joined the Redemptorists last weekend to celebrate the feast of one of our great saints

Jan 14, 2011

Vice Province of Richmond elects new leadership team

Jan 13, 2011

Remembering the quake, one year later

Jacky Merilan, a Redemptorist student from Port-au-Prince, reflects on life back home a year after the devastating earthquake

Jan 13, 2011

Join us today and walk in the footsteps of saints!

Spaces are going fast for our May 10-20, 2011 pilgrimage to the hometowns of St. John Neumann and Blessed Seelos

Jan 11, 2011

Path to the Priesthood: Keeping it real

Deacon Jim McCabe, in his first blog entry, sheds some light on the interesting world of sixth-graders

Jan 7, 2011

A prayer for our chapter

As the Baltimore Province prepares for our chapter meetings this month, join us in praying for the guidance of the Spirit

Jan 7, 2011

New look for Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Seaford, DE

The Redemptorist-staffed parish will dedicate its long-awaited new sanctuary January 16

Jan 6, 2011

St. John Neumann, pray for us!

Standing-room only crowd packs Philadelphia Shrine for annual feast day Mass and start of the Neumann Year

Jan 5, 2011

Happy Neumann Year!

Jan 3, 2011

Neumann Year begins Wednesday

Several Masses will be celebrated in Philadelphia and Baltimore marking St. John Neumann's feast day

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