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Monthly Archives: August 2008
Monday

Announcing the publication of a new book, In Silent Prayer A History of Ministry with the Deaf Community in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, by Father Anthony Russo, C.Ss.R., who has devoted himself to the deaf community for over forty years. In Silent Prayer traces the history of this special ministry in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Through insightful text, as well as historical documents and photographs, Father Russo not only tells the story of the great men and women who have provided this important service, but also looks forward to the coming years and considers how this service can be further shaped and improved. Specific examples of how to establish an effective ministry are included along with a discussion of the ideas and attitudes necessary to effect change and progress in ministry today.

Father Anthony Russo, C.Ss.R., grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, and has experienced some degree of hearing difficulty throughout his life. In 1955, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, along with a commission in the US Army. Ordained by Cardinal Spellman of New York in 1965, Father Russo was sent in 1967 to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where he has dedicated his life to working with and for the deaf.

To see photos from the Mass at the National Shrine of St. John Neumann, Philadelphia, PA, celebrating Fr. Russo’s forty years of ministry in the deaf apostolate, click here.

To purchase In Silent Prayer from the publisher: click here

Tuesday

Strong in faith, rejoicing in hope, burning with charity, on fire with zeal, in humility of heart and persevering in prayer, Redemptorists as apostolic men and genuine disciples of Saint Alphonsus follow Christ the Redeemer with hearts full of joy; denying themselves and always ready to undertake what is demanding, they share in the mystery of Christ and proclaim it in Gospel simplicity of life and language, that they may bring to people plentiful redemption.
– Constitution 20

Today across the Baltimore Province, a geographic area that covers the eastern United States, many Redemptorists are assuming new assignments for the next three years. It is a time of tearful good-byes and joyful welcomes, a time of dying and rising in Christ, as each Redemptorist enters into a new phase of his public ministry and personal journey. Please remember them and their faith communities in your prayers during this time of transition.

Monday

The Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province joyfully announce that Mr. James McCabe made his first profession of religious vows at a special Mass today at San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, New Jersey.

Click here for the homily by V. Rev. Patrick Woods, Provincial Superior.