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Archived News - 2012

Dec 28, 2012

For new beginnings

As we turn the page on another year, let's take a few moments to give thanks for what's been and pray for what's to come

Dec 27, 2012

An answer to the question, "Why, God?"

In a New York times editorial, Redemptorist Fr. Kevin O'Neil suggests God is much closer than we might realize

Dec 26, 2012

PHOTOS from the season

It’s been a busy season of sharing the Good News of God’s love

Dec 21, 2012

A prayer for Newtown

One week since the tragic loss of life in Newtown, CT, we continue to pray for the victims and their families, and for peace

Dec 21, 2012

Arise and enter, the door is open

A Christmas reflection from St. Alphonsus Liguori

Dec 20, 2012

Pope Benedict approves the Decree on the Martyrdom of the Redemptorists of Cuenca, Spain

Click to read more; beatification to be held October 27, 2013

Dec 19, 2012

Fourth Week of Advent: Born for us – the Word made flesh

It's a very short last week of Advent this year (two days) but we hope this last reflection will give us all some food for prayer

Dec 12, 2012

Third Week of Advent: Incarnation…finding our own Bethlehem

We're halfway through our season of preparation for Christmas!

Dec 7, 2012

Mary Immaculate, pray for us!

Join us today in celebrating our patronal feast of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 3, 2012

Congratulations to Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.!

Today we celebrate with Redemptorists throughout the U.S., and with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, as they welcome their new bishop

Nov 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Click for a brief prayer of blessing and thanks to celebrate the day

Nov 20, 2012

Redemptorists in the News: Anniversary celebrations in the Bronx, and a sign of hope amid the storm-ravaged New Jersey coast

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Nov 15, 2012

Congratulations to our two new Redemptorist Oblates!

Click to read more about Jeff and Brenda Vredenburg who were honored during our convocation this week

Nov 12, 2012

A prayer for the Redemptorists

Please remember us in your prayers this week as we hold some important meetings to prepare for the second session of our chapter in January

Nov 9, 2012

280 years ago today

In the hills outside Naples, St. Alphonsus Liguori and his first companions professed their vows as Redemptorists on this day in 1732

Nov 7, 2012

Year of Faith with California military families, the Living Word in 2013, and St. John Neumann in the Bronx

Click for a roundup of news from Redemptorists coast-to-coast

Nov 2, 2012

The Feast of All Souls

Today we pray for all of our friends, family, confreres and loved ones who've gone before us

Oct 30, 2012

Prayers for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy

We're grateful to report that there's been no significant damage to our Redemptorist communities in New York or New Jersey

Oct 25, 2012

Spotlight on Brother Martin

Oct 19, 2012

UPDATED w/PHOTOS: Second Redemptorist student to be ordained a deacon Oct. 24 in Trinidad

Elton Letang, a native of Dominica, joins Alistair Elias in anticipating ordination to the priesthood in 2013

Oct 18, 2012

U.S. Redemptorist Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin named new Archbishop of Indianapolis

The Detroit native and two-term Superior General steps down as secretary of the Vatican's office for religious to take the helm in Indiana

Oct 16, 2012

VIDEO: St. Gerard, the mother's saint & friend of the poor

Click to view a short video about the life and miracles of St. Gerard Majella.

Oct 15, 2012

Remembering All Souls

During the month of November, we pray for all those who have gone before us

Oct 11, 2012

Celebrate the Year of Faith with the Redemptorists

Click to learn more about the Year of Faith and what you can expect on these pages in the coming year to help you deepen your relationship with Christ

Oct 10, 2012

Christmas Spiritual Bouquet Cards now available

Share the gift of prayer this year by having your loved ones remembered in an octave of Masses in Rome

Oct 9, 2012

Redemptorist Memorial Mass to be celebrated October 28

An annual remembrance of our confreres who've died in the last year will take place at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Esopus, NY

Oct 8, 2012

UPDATED...PHOTOS: Redemptorist ordained a deacon October 6

Alistair Elias, a native of Grenada, is the first of two Redemptorist students to be ordained this month

Oct 5, 2012

Happy Feast of Blessed Francis Seelos!

Today we remember this cheerful, holy man 145 years after his death

Oct 5, 2012

A prayer for life

As we mark Respect Life Sunday October 7, we pray for all mothers and their children, especially the most vulnerable

Sep 24, 2012

Congratulations to the new Province of Thailand!

Over the weekend, our confreres from the former Vice Province of Bangkok celebrated the establishment of their own Province

Sep 21, 2012

St. John Neumann Essay Contest deadline: March 1, 2013

This year's theme for Catholic school students in grades 6-12: what are the obstacles to a religious vocation and how can they be overcome? Click for more details

Sep 19, 2012

PHOTOS: Weekend Come & See Vocations Retreat

Click to view photos from our most recent vocation discernment weekend in the Bronx

Sep 18, 2012

New edition of Plentiful Redemption now available!

In the fall issue, celebrate our 280th anniversary as a Congregation and our 180 years in America!

Sep 17, 2012

Fr. Francis Poux dies at age 78

Funeral will be celebrated September 21 at Stella Maris

Sep 14, 2012

Fr. Gerard Schreiber dies at age 83

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday for the missionary who served many years as a seminary professor in Brazil

Aug 13, 2012

PHOTOS: Final Profession of Elton Letang, C.Ss.R.

Click to view photos from the profession Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Newtown, Dominica

Aug 8, 2012

In Case You Missed It: An ocean-side retreat with the Redemptorists: August 24-26, San Alfonso Retreat House

Our annual Associates retreat, open also to family, friends, coworkers and others interested in Redemptorist spirituality

Aug 7, 2012

“We need some extraordinary men”

Elton Letang makes the choice for the extraordinary today as he professes his final vows as a Redemptorist

Aug 6, 2012

In Case You Missed It: Called to missionary holiness

Archbishop Joseph Tobin, in his homily on the close of the Neumann Year, held our sainted confrere as an example of the holiness urgently needed today

Aug 1, 2012

Focused on the person of the Redeemer

Happy Feast Day to all the Redemptorist family! St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us

Jul 16, 2012

PHOTOS & AUDIO: Redemptorists celebrate jubilees

Fr. Dennis Billy was the homilist for our annual Mass of thanksgiving for our jubilarians

Jul 16, 2012

Summer service in the Caribbean

Click to read a blog about La Salle College High School's summer mission trip to the Redemptorist community in St. Lucia, West Indies

Jul 3, 2012

AUDIO: Perpetual Help from St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City

Click to listen to reflections, recorded live during the Redemptorists' recent triduum honoring Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Jul 3, 2012

PHOTOS: Neumann Year Closing Mass & Reception

If you missed us in Philadelphia in June, or even if you were able to join us, we hope you'll enjoy a few photos from the day's festivities

Jul 2, 2012

Haiti begins to rebuild

Two and a half years later, Redemptorist communities continue to pick up the pieces from the devastating 2010 quake

Jun 28, 2012

"Living the Word" book recognized by Association of Catholic Publishers

Co-written and edited by Redemptorist Fr. James Wallace, the book is a commentary on the Sunday readings for 2012

Jun 28, 2012

Congratulations to our jubilarians

Province-wide celebration is scheduled for July 14 in Maryland

Jun 27, 2012

Rev. Pierce John Kenny, C.Ss.R. dies at age 68.

A missionary at home and overseas, and a beloved parish priest is remembered for creating communities

Jun 27, 2012

Mary and witness

The last of four reflections offered during a three-day celebration of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

Jun 27, 2012

Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us!

“To Magnify the Lord”: A Triduum in Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help continues today in New York City

Jun 26, 2012

“To Magnify the Lord”: A Triduum in Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Day 2: God has done great things — Mary and confidence

Jun 26, 2012

Online Perpetual Help Novena: Day 9

Jun 25, 2012

“To Magnify the Lord”: A Triduum in Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Day 1: My spirit rejoices in God my Savior — Mary and joy

Jun 25, 2012

Online Perpetual Help Novena: Day 8

Jun 24, 2012

Online Perpetual Help Novena: Day 7

Jun 23, 2012

Habits of the heart

From our summer newsletter: Redemptorists have some unique habits

Jun 23, 2012

Online Perpetual Help Novena: Day 6

Jun 22, 2012

Still our perpetual help

From our quarterly newsletter: Redemptorists continue to bring people to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Jun 22, 2012

Online Perpetual Help Novena: Day 5

Jun 21, 2012

Online Perpetual Help Novena: Day 4

Jun 20, 2012

180 years and the mission continues

The first Redemptorists arrived in America on this day in 1832

Jun 20, 2012

Online Perpetual Help Novena: Day 3

Jun 19, 2012

Online Perpetual Help Novena: Day 2

Jun 18, 2012

Online Perpetual Help Novena: Day 1

Jun 14, 2012

Funeral services will be June 21 in Dominica for Deacon Kevin Bellot, C.Ss.R.

Eight weeks away from ordination to the priesthood, Deacon Kevin died suddenly June 10 while serving in St. Lucia, West Indies

Jun 13, 2012

Perpetual Help Novena begins June 18

Read on to learn how you can join us in prayer

Jun 12, 2012

Redemptorists to preach at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The three-days of prayer lead up to the feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help on June 27

Jun 4, 2012

The Neumann Year in Review

A look back at the 18-month celebration marking John Neumann’s 200th birthday

May 31, 2012

Happy Feast of the Visitation!

Fr. John Murray offers a short video reflection on today's celebration

May 30, 2012

Life after Death

The knowledge of God always involves a stepping out in faith, a movement into an unknown territory that has no blueprint of what comes next.

May 23, 2012

The Holy Spirit

As we celebrate Pentecost this Sunday, Fr. John McKenna provides us with one more poem to close out the Easter season

May 18, 2012

Congratulations, graduates!

Several Redemptorist students are among those receiving diplomas this month

May 17, 2012

Fr. John Hennessy honored by Campo Grande, Brazil city council

The Boston native has served in Brazil for almost 50 years

May 15, 2012

An Ascension poem

A short meditation on the Ascension and Jesus' mission for us all

May 3, 2012

Neumann Year Closing Mass to be held June 23 at Philadelphia Cathedral

Archbishop Charles Chaput is scheduled to be the main celebrant; Redemptorist Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin will be the homilist.

May 1, 2012

“Go to Joseph”

A few thoughts on how the example of St. Joseph can help us when times get tough

Apr 25, 2012

Easter: An old English word meaning Spring

Click for an Easter poem from Fr. John McKenna

Apr 20, 2012

Fr. Edwin Foley dies at age 91

A funeral Mass will be celebrated April 24 at Our Lady of Fatima in Baltimore, MD

Apr 20, 2012

St. Clement's teens get a glimpse of life on the other side of the tracks

Click to read a short reflection about the group's recent spring break service project in Philadelphia

Apr 8, 2012

The Lord is risen! Alleluia!

An Easter message from our provincial, Fr. Kevin Moley

Apr 5, 2012

"Let us glory in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation"

Join us as we journey through these holiest of days. Here you'll find our video reflections for the Triduum

Apr 4, 2012

Embraced by Lent: Where Do We Go from Here? "Truly this Man was the Son of God"

Apr 3, 2012

Fr. Peter Sousa retires from Army chaplain corps

Currently stationed in Sumter, SC, Fr. Sousa leaves military service as a colonel

Apr 2, 2012

"Ecce Homo" : Behold the Man

During this Holy Week, Fr. Kevin MacDonald reflects on the mystery of a God who suffered

Mar 29, 2012

PHOTOS: Neumann relics visit National Shrine in Washington, D.C.

On one of the last pilgrimages of the Neumann Year, the relics of our saintly confrere spent the day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Mar 29, 2012

Neumann Year Closing Reception tickets now available

We'll celebrate the end of the Neumann Year June 23 in Philadelphia. Tickets are required for the reception that follows a 2 p.m. Mass at the cathedral

Mar 28, 2012

2012 Neumann Essay Contest Winners!

This year's theme: Why is it important to learn about and live my faith?

Mar 28, 2012

Embraced by Lent: Where are We with One Another? “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.”

Mar 21, 2012

Embraced by Lent: Where are We with Ourselves? “Seeing is Believing, Believing is Seeing”

Mar 19, 2012

Visiting the sick, continuing Jesus’ mission

Fr. Kevin MacDonald reflects on Jesus’ ministry of healing, and shows us how we can continue that work

Mar 15, 2012

Happy Feast of St. Clement Hofbauer!

Today we celebrate the Redemptorist who laid the groundwork for the Congregation's migration to America

Mar 14, 2012

Fr. Tom Maceda dies at age 74

Funeral services for the longtime missionary, teacher, and pastor will be held March 15-16 in Brooklyn, NY

Mar 14, 2012

Embraced by Lent: Where am I with God? Listen.

Mar 13, 2012

Neumann relics to visit National Shrine in Washington, DC March 28

In celebration of the 201st anniversary of Neumann's birth, and the 160th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop, the his relics will make a pilgrimage to “Mary’s Shrine”

Mar 9, 2012

Hope for the forgotten

Redemptorists are making a big difference in one Philadelphia neighborhood. Click to read an excerpt from our spring newsletter.

Mar 7, 2012

Embraced by Lent: A New Look at Life — Transfiguration, Wow!

Mar 2, 2012

New items now available in our online gift shop

Click for information about Easter Mass Enrollment cards, a Perpetual Help desk icon, and more

Mar 1, 2012

Boston's Mission Church featured on CatholicTV

The Boston-based Catholic cable channel has declared March to be Mission Church Month, featuring several programs about and taped from the Redemptorist basilica in the Roxbury neighborhood

Feb 29, 2012

Embraced by Lent: Slowing Down, Entering the Desert

Feb 27, 2012

VIDEO: How wide is your embrace?

As we kick off Lent, a video homily that invites us to consider how well we make our churches, communities, and our hearts, places of welcome for all

Feb 22, 2012

Embraced by Lent: Our Online Lenten Retreat

As we enter this season of new beginnings, Fr. James McDonald will offer us weekly reflections to help us on our Lenten journey. On this Ash Wednesday, we start with the basics…

Feb 18, 2012

Fr. John Barry dies at age 90

The Boston native spent the majority of his priesthood serving in parishes throughout the U.S. Southeast

Feb 14, 2012

Upcoming Vocations Events: Tucson, AZ retreat in March, Come & See in the Bronx in April

Last weekend's Come & See Weekend in the Bronx included a visit to our parish in Brooklyn

Feb 10, 2012

Coming soon: Lent 2012

Click for a preview of our annual online retreat. Also, order your copy of our daily Lenten devotional

Jan 29, 2012

Happy Catholic Schools Week!

This week we celebrate the gifts and talents of our eight parish schools, and we pray for many more fruitful years to come!

Jan 18, 2012

You can support our future Redemptorists

Click to read how you can help Deacon Kevin Bellot and men like him who are preparing for their life as Redemptorist missionaries

Jan 13, 2012

One month to go in 2nd annual St. John Neumann Essay Contest

Entries must be received by February 13

Jan 11, 2012

PHOTOS: St. John Neumann Vocations Retreat

We started this National Vocations Awareness Week with our annual retreat at the St. John Neumann Shrine in Philadelphia

Jan 11, 2012

Fr. John Murray featured on Relevant Radio

The Redemptorist mission preacher, paralyzed by a fall in August 2010, is back on his feet and he shared his miraculous story on the Drew Mariani Show

Jan 10, 2012

Have you been to a Redemptorist mission?

No? Well, you're in luck because the spring season is just starting! Click to view our calendar and see whether a Redemptorist mission is happening near you!

Jan 9, 2012

A prayer for vocations

This week, the church in the U.S. celebrates National Vocations Awareness Week: January 8-15

Jan 6, 2012

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Archbishop Chaput celebrates Neumann Feast Day in Philadelphia

The Redemptorists at the Shrine of St. John Neumann were honored to welcome the archbishop for his first time as celebrant on our saint's feast

Jan 5, 2012

"O God, give me holiness!"

St. John Neumann prayed those words on his ordination day, and lived them until his death on this date in 1860

Jan 2, 2012

"How can this be?"

These first words of Mary in the Gospels invite us to continue seeking God, to learn, to pray, to let his love change the world through us

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