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Archived News - 2016

Dec 24, 2016

A Christmas message from our Superior General Michael Brehl

May you experience all the joy and blessings of Christmas! May the mystery of the Incarnation draw you more deeply into the mystery of friendship with Jesus the Redeemer as well as communion with . . .

Dec 8, 2016

Happy Immaculate Conception!

As Redemptorists, we celebrate in a special way today. When St. Alphonsus Liguori founded the Congregation in 1732, he placed his religious family under the patronage of Mary, the Immaculate Conception.

Dec 5, 2016

Farewell to a missionary who 'spoke the language of love through his actions'

Father Charles Vermeulen, C.Ss.R., died in Dominica on December 4, at age 85. Although he was born in Belgium, he had served in the island nation for nearly 60 years.

Dec 4, 2016

Second Week of Advent: Reality of redemption

Our Advent meditation on "the crib" continues

Nov 27, 2016

First Week of Advent: Christmas conversion

Click to read the first installment of our Advent reflection series.

Nov 7, 2016

Archbishop Joseph Tobin, Redemptorist, named head of Newark archdiocese

The Vatican announced Monday that recently nominated Cardinal-elect Archbishop Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., of Indianapolis will soon take over as the new head of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J.

Oct 9, 2016

Archbishop Tobin named cardinal by Pope Francis

Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, a Redemptorist and the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has been named a cardinal by Pope Francis. This is the first time the see of Indianapolis has been represented in the College of Cardinals.

Oct 7, 2016

Brother Christopher (Riccardo) Colarossi, C.Ss.R., dies at 74

Brother Christopher will be remembered for his "outstanding congeniality," care for the sick, and thousands of hours of volunteer service.

Aug 30, 2016

Join us September 17 in Washington, D.C.

Come and help us celebrate 150 years since the Redemptorists were entrusted with the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Aug 3, 2016

Join us at the seashore for a weekend of spiritual renewal

Join us Friday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Aug. 28, for a retreat focused on Redemptorist spirituality.

Aug 1, 2016

The Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori

Join us in praying a novena to St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists.

Jul 18, 2016

Father Raymond McCarthy dies at 95

Father Raymond McCarthy, C.Ss.R., died peacefully on July 15, 2016, at Mount Sinai Hospital West in Manhattan.

Jun 27, 2016

Father John Travers dies at 82

Father Travers' knowledge of computers, the Boston sports teams, and electronics was legendary, and his devotion to Perpetual Help was his constant support.

May 31, 2016

Father Alex Ortiz dies at 65

Father Ortiz "was always a generous and friendly confrere; he was a perfect gentleman and true son of Alphonsus."

May 22, 2016

Redemptorist receives top award from Pax Christi Metro New York

Father Francis Gargani is honored for his “compassion . . . [and] perpetual help to countless people in myriad ways.”

Apr 13, 2016

Father John Connor dies at 76

Father Connor will be remembered as a long-time missionary and a ’loving, caring priest’

Mar 31, 2016

World Day of Prayer for Vocations: April 17, 2016

Please pray for our seminarians and men discerning their vocation!

Mar 8, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 24

Often people would rather complain than resolve their problems. Jesus asks if we want to be healed. Will we accept—or make excuses?

Mar 7, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 23

One challenge of our time is that of our “lost souls,” people who were practicing members of our faith community and have drifted away. Parents experience this with their children and wonder . . .

Mar 1, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 18

In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus calls us to mercy and forgiveness. There is no limit to God’s forgiveness, and we must strive to be imitators of Christ in the forgiveness we bring . . .

Feb 29, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 17

Jesus, teaching at the town’s synagogue, reminds His family and neighbors that God will not be confined to our small way of thinking.

Feb 26, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 15

Joseph was a dreamer, and God had spoken to him in his dreams. One of his brothers had said, “Let’s kill him and see what comes of his dreams.”

Feb 25, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 14

Jeremiah compares those who put all their trust in the things of this world to a barren bush in the desert. It has no future because the things of this world are temporary.

Feb 24, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 13

In the Scriptures today we’re faced with the conflict between good and evil. News in recent years has given us almost daily accounts . . .

Feb 23, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 12

The word rabbi means teacher. Jesus came as a teacher, a rabbi, from Nazareth in the north. The leaders would not accept Him—but the people did.

Feb 22, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 11: Chair of St. Peter

Jesus saw Peter for who he was: a weak human being who would abandon Him in his darkest hour and later deny Him not once but three times. Still, He loved Peter . . .

Feb 21, 2016

Lenten reflection, second Sunday

The experience on Mount Tabor was meant to prepare the disciples for what was coming: the journey to Jerusalem and Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection.

Feb 20, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 10

People who have been hurt badly say how difficult it is to forgive. Today’s Gospel gives us the secret of how God changes our hearts and makes it possible.

Feb 19, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 9

In the face of viciousness, terror, and cruelty, Jesus clung to God’s will with His whole being and cried out, “Father, forgive them!”

Feb 18, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 8

When was the last time you said to God, “There are a lot of things I could talk to you about, concerns that are making me anxious, but right now I just want to spend some time being with You and looking at You”?

Feb 17, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 7

We’re a lot like Jonah, when the Lord asked him to go to Nineveh to tell people to change their wicked ways. No, Lord—send someone else, and by the way, these people need to be punished.

Feb 16, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 6

Without hesitation, the psalmist assures us that when we cry out to God, He hears and rescues us.

Feb 15, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 5

Lent isn't only about finding intimacy with Christ. He also calls us to reach out to help others in our suffering world

Feb 14, 2016

Lenten reflection, first Sunday

Let not the tempter tell you that giving up meat on Fridays, donating a few dollars to the poor, or spending time praying the Scriptures is a small, meaningless practice.

Feb 13, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 4

It has been said that more sins are committed with the tongue than any other part of the body. Are we guilty of oppression by hateful words . . .

Feb 12, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 3

Like soldiers in battle, we shouldn't expect Jesus will shield us from suffering; rather we should expect that our weakness can become the occasion for experiencing the power of Jesus.

Feb 11, 2016

Lenten reflection, day 2

Just like a GPS speaking out to get our attention, our community of faith calls out to us to take the time to recalculate and look intensely at the path we’re on.

Feb 10, 2016

Lenten reflection, Ash Wednesday

We always begin Lent with vigorous fervor. Then February ends and March rolls in. Easter arrives, and we all feel guilty because another Lent has come and gone, and we can’t even remember our Ash Wednesday resolutions.

Feb 1, 2016

‘We must pray tirelessly’ for those in consecrated life, Pope says

The remedy to the shortage of vocations is not despair but to "pray tirelessly," said Pope Francis on February 1.

Jan 5, 2016

Father Francis O'Rourke dies at 80

Redemptorist Father Francis O’Rourke, 80, died December 31, 2015, at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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