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Archived News - 2013

Dec 30, 2013

Pope prays for upcoming Synod of Bishops

In his Angelus address given on the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis prayed especially for the approaching Synod of Bishops, which will discuss pastoral challenges to the family.


Dec 26, 2013

Jesus is ‘meaning of life, history,’ Pope preaches on Christmas

Pope Francis’ homily at the vigil mass for Christmas focused on the importance of Jesus’ incarnation as a real and meaningful event.


Dec 20, 2013

Video: Pray for vocations!

Please join us in praying for vocations to the Redemptorists


Dec 19, 2013

Vatican newspaper launches redesigned website

L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s newspaper, unveiled its revamped website Dec. 17, meant to broaden the reach of the paper and make it more social-media friendly.


Dec 13, 2013

Redemptorists in the news

Redemptorists are making news and making a difference everywhere they serve.


Dec 11, 2013

Pope: Mary’s ‘embrace’ shows unity of the Americas

At the end of his December 11 general audience Pope Francis reflected on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, extending his greetings to all on the American continent.


Dec 5, 2013

Celebrating Advent in the home

Advent is upon us. While the world seems to be a frenzy of Christmas shopping, traveling, decorating, and entertaining, the Church presents us with a unique traditional alternative: a season of reflection, preparation, and penance as we anticipate the bir


Dec 2, 2013

Pope Francis: Advent is a journey toward horizon of hope

The pope’s Sunday Angelus message for the start of Advent focused on the importance of hope during the liturgical season dedicated to preparing for Christmas.


Nov 12, 2013

Catholic aid agencies rush to help typhoon victims

In the devastating wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Caritas International, the Catholic Church’s international a relief agency, has rushed to support victims through the distribution of food and first-aid supplies.


Nov 8, 2013

Give the gift of prayer for Christmas

Enroll your loved ones in an octave of Masses celebrated before the original icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Rome.


Oct 18, 2013

Please support the missionary work of Redemptorist priests and brothers

With the holidays approaching, many people are making year-end gifts to vital ministries like the Redemptorists. Those who wish to spread the Gospel among the poor and most abandoned can do so in the following ways:


Oct 17, 2013

David Verghese ordained to the transitional diaconate

David Verghese, 33, was ordained a deacon for the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists) in Boston on Oct. 12. Cardinal Seán O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, ordained Deacon Verghese as well as eight Jesuit deacons.


Oct 13, 2013

Six Redemptorist martyrs beatified Oct. 13

More than 500 martyrs of the bloody Spanish Civil War (1936-39) are being beatified today in Tarragona, Spain. And among them are the six Redemptorist martyrs of Cuenca:


Oct 3, 2013

Celebrate the feast of Blessed Seelos on Oct. 5

How much do you know about Blessed Seelos? Read on to learn 11 intriguing facts about his life.


Sep 16, 2013

My biggest inspiration was…

Some reflections about the people who’ve most influenced a vocation


Sep 10, 2013

A Vatican II priest: Going to the people

The latest in our series marking the 50th anniversary of Vatican II


Sep 9, 2013

Pope Francis: follow Jesus' Way of the Cross

Pope Francis spoke to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square for Sunday's Angelus, encouraging them to follow Christ on the way of the Cross.


Aug 27, 2013

Father Daniel Carboy dies at 73

Funeral Mass was celebrated August 27 at Sacred Heart Church in New Smyrna Beach, FL.


Aug 1, 2013

Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists: August 1

Happy feast day to all of our confreres, sisters, and all members of the Alphonsian family!


Jul 22, 2013

UPDATED PHOTOS: Congratulations to our jubilarians!

Click for a listing of Redemptorist priests and brothers who celebrate significant anniversaries this year


Jul 21, 2013

Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer: July 21

Today the Redemptorists celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Redeemer, after whom our congregation is named


Jul 15, 2013

Summertime faith

Finding it hard to make it to Mass this summer? Struggling to find time to pray? Fr. Kevin has some advice


Jul 8, 2013

Redemptorist Preaching Institute scheduled August 19-22

Join us at San Alfonso Retreat House for an exciting line up of speakers


Jul 2, 2013

Four Vietnamese Redemptorists to be ordained deacons

The four students, currently studying in Boston, will be ordained today in their home diocese of Saigon


Jul 1, 2013

Plentiful Redemption wins three awards from Catholic Press Association

In its first year of competition, our quarterly newsletter earned recognition for writing and design


Jun 27, 2013

Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us!


Jun 26, 2013

Perpetual Help Novena/Novena a Perpetuo Socorro: Day 9


Jun 25, 2013

Perpetual Help Novena/Novena a Perpetuo Socorro: Day 8


Jun 24, 2013

Vatican II: Bridge to the future

The latest in our quarterly series of reflections on the fruits of Vatican II


Jun 24, 2013

Perpetual Help Novena/Novena a Perpetuo Socorro: Day 7


Jun 23, 2013

Perpetual Help Novena/Novena a Perpetuo Socorro: Day 6


Jun 22, 2013

Perpetual Help Novena/Novena a Perpetuo Socorro: Day 5


Jun 21, 2013

Redemptorists preach first parish mission in Mozambique

Our mission preachers in the U.S. may be taking a break during the summer, but in Africa they're making history


Jun 21, 2013

Perpetual Help Novena/Novena a Perpetuo Socorro: Day 4


Jun 20, 2013

Perpetual Help Novena/Novena a Perpetuo Socorro: Day 3


Jun 19, 2013

Speaking heart-to-heart

Fr. Richard shares a story about those times in our lives when we experience God in powerful, and sometimes unexpected, moments


Jun 19, 2013

Perpetual Help Novena/Novena a Perpetuo Socorro: Day 2


Jun 18, 2013

Perpetual Help Novena/Novena a Perpetuo Socorro: Day 1


Jun 12, 2013

‘That minute started my life over’

Redemptorist retreat ministries bring people to powerful encounters with the love of God.


Jun 10, 2013

PHOTOS: Redemptorist ordinations in the Caribbean

Click for pictures from last week's celebrations in Grenada and Dominica


Jun 7, 2013

Recovering from Sandy

Eight months since the storm, residents along the New Jersey coast, including our retreat house, are still picking up the pieces. Read on to see how you can help


May 30, 2013

PHOTOS: Redemptorist students celebrate end of the academic year

Students from across North America gathered at the Redemptorist retreat center in Wisconsin for a week of prayer, study and play


May 21, 2013

Two Redemptorists to be ordained priests

Deacon Alistair Elias will be ordained June 3 in Grenada; Deacon Elton Letang will become a priest June 6 in Dominica


Apr 15, 2013

Thinking about a vocation?

Click for details about the next vocation discernment retreat


Apr 11, 2013

Who Are You?

Fr. Kevin MacDonald tells us how knowing the answer can change the world


Apr 5, 2013

Redemptorist Historical Bulletin now online

The publication officially goes paperless with the Spring 2013 edition


Apr 3, 2013

Families together in Christ

Click to watch a video highlighting the work the Redemptorists are doing with Hispanic families in Ulster County, NY


Mar 31, 2013

Happy Easter! ¡Feliz Pascua!

Click for an Easter message from our Provincial Rev. Kevin Moley


Mar 30, 2013

Holy Saturday/Sábado Santo

From Redemptorist Reflections/Reflexiones Redentoristas, our daily Lenten devotional


Mar 29, 2013

Good Friday/Viernes Santo

From Redemptorist Reflections/Reflexiones Redentoristas, our daily Lenten devotional


Mar 28, 2013

Holy Thursday/Jueves Santo

From Redemptorist Reflections/Reflexiones Redentoristas, our daily Lenten devotional


Mar 28, 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 St. John Neumann Essay Contest

Click for a complete listing


Mar 27, 2013

Wednesday of Holy Week/Miércoles de la Semana Santa

From Redemptorist Reflections/Reflexiones Redentoristas, our daily Lenten devotional


Mar 27, 2013

The Spirit of Lent: Let the Spirit lead


Mar 26, 2013

Tuesday of Holy Week/Martes de la Semana Santa

From Redemptorist Reflections/Reflexiones Redentoristas, our daily Lenten devotional


Mar 26, 2013

Two brothers

A mini-meditation by Fr. Andrew Costello


Mar 25, 2013

Monday of Holy Week/Lunes de la Semana Santa

From Redemptorist Reflections/Reflexiones Redentoristas, our daily Lenten devotional


Mar 24, 2013

Palm Sunday/Domingo de Ramos

From Redemptorist Reflections/Reflexiones Redentoristas, our daily Lenten devotional


Mar 21, 2013

The way we were and the way we are becoming

In this Year of Faith, a few of our confreres who began their priestly ministry during Vatican II offer some reflections


Mar 20, 2013

The Spirit of Lent: The Wisdom of the Cross


Mar 19, 2013

Partner Profile: Friends in life, mission

Read how the Redemptorists have inspired one couple's life


Mar 15, 2013

St. Clement Hofbauer: Close to the people

On today's feast of our second founder, we reflect on Clement's knack for spreading the Good News one person at a time


Mar 14, 2013

"He's one of them"

Redemptorists working among large immigrant populations say their parishes are "ecstatic" over Pope Francis


Mar 13, 2013

The Spirit of Lent: Healing hearts and division


Mar 12, 2013

The Word on the street

Immaculate Conception in the Bronx offers the poor and marginalized a warm welcome and a place to call home


Mar 8, 2013

New edition of Plentiful Redemption now available

Click to download a copy for yourself


Mar 6, 2013

The Spirit of Lent: The Spirit of daily Mass


Mar 4, 2013

Redemptorist History Conference: Sept 30-Oct 4

This triennial public conference will feature presentations on several notable Redemptorists including Fr. Joe Manton of OLPH novena fame, and Fr. Francis X. Murphy, peritus to Vatican II


Mar 1, 2013

A prayer for the election of a new pope

Join us as we pray for the cardinals who will soon be meeting in conclave to select a new pope


Feb 27, 2013

The Spirit of Lent: Peace be with you


Feb 25, 2013

Prayer & the Spiritual Life: A new DVD/CD series with Fr. Dennis Billy

12 lectures now available from Now You Know Media


Feb 20, 2013

The Spirit of Lent: The dewfall of the Spirit


Feb 18, 2013

Easter Mass enrollment cards now available

Those enrolled are remembered in an octave of Masses celebrated in Rome


Feb 13, 2013

The Spirit of Lent: 40 Days with Christ in the desert


Feb 11, 2013

Where is the Spirit leading you?

Join us Wednesday for the start of our 2013 online Lenten retreat


Feb 4, 2013

Lenten devotional now available

Click for information about requesting your copy of this English-Spanish daily devotional


Feb 1, 2013

February 2: World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

Join us this weekend in praying for men and women in consecrated life, and for an increase in vocations


Jan 29, 2013

Fr. James Small dies at age 85

Funeral services will be held Friday and Saturday at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Ephrata, PA


Jan 27, 2013

Happy Catholic Schools Week!

Several Redemptorist parish schools take time out to celebrate the gift of a Catholic education


Jan 25, 2013

Fr. John Salamon dies at age 93

Funeral services will be held January 26 in Timonium, MD


Jan 21, 2013

Prayers for our chapter

Thank you for your prayers this week as the Redemptorists meet for the second session of our Provincial Chapter


Jan 7, 2013

Redemptorist Shrines named Year of Faith pilgrimage sites

Visitors to the shrines of St. John Neumann and Blessed Francis Seelos may receive a plenary indulgence during the Year of Faith


Jan 4, 2013

St. John Neumann, pray for us!

On January 5, we celebrate the life of a simple man who became a great saint


Jan 3, 2013

New Year Hope

Fr. Kevin MacDonald explains the reasons for his hope in this new year


Jan 2, 2013

Tending the Mustard Seed: Living the Faith in Today’s World

A new book from Redemptorist Fr. Dennis Billy


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