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Features | Sharing the sufferings of Christ: the Martyrs of Cuenca, Spain

November 6 is the feast day of the Martyrs of Cuenca, Spain, six of whom were Redemptorists. These holy men gave their lives during the bloody Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, which claimed the lives of approximately 270,000 people, including soldiers and civilians. They were beatified on October 13, 2013.

About 6,850 people died as a direct result of religious persecution, [read more]

Features | Wednesday of the 30th week in ordinary time

As Catholics, it’s important that we don’t become fundamentalist Christians regarding Halloween. Knowing our history is a help. Otherwise we might miss appreciating things that could be life-giving in our culture.

The word Halloween or Hallowe’en dates to about [read more]

Features | Redemptorist parish to begin issuing identity cards for undocumented members

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has taken a significant and practical step to help undocumented immigrants by issuing them parish identity cards. The effort is beginning with a pilot program at the Redemptorist parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus/Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Baltimore. The parish is home to a large number of immigrants.

The program was announced at Sacred Heart on October 10, with a gathering attended by Mayor Catherine Pugh and Archbishop William E. Lori.

The church’s pastor, Father Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R., [read more]

in memoriam | Father Tom Forrest, C.Ss.R., dies at 90

Father Tom Forrest, a Redemptorist priest and a worldwide leader of the charismatic renewal, died July 16, 2018, just two days shy of his 91st birthday. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 18, 1927, he professed his vows as a Redemptorist on August 2, 1949, and was ordained by Cardinal Francis Spellman on June 20, 1954.

He is survived by [read more]

People & places | An update from St. Alphonsus Villa

The confreres of St. Alphonsus Villa in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., faithfully continue their prayer ministry with daily prayers and Mass in the morning. They fellowship with one another during common meals shared with the confreres of Sacred Heart Parish. At times pastors from area parishes stop by to fellowship with us at mealtime.

Throughout the year we host many events, [read more]


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