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Since 1732, the Redemptorists — a congregation of missionary priests and brothers — have followed in Jesus’ footsteps, preaching the Word and serving the poor and most abandoned.
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Monthly Archives: September 2010
Friday

From Baltimore to Port-au-Prince, Vietnam to Paraguay, Canandaigua, NY to Limerick, Ireland, this was a summer full of celebrations, travel, and sharing the Good News of God’s boundless love.

Read about our summer adventures in the new edition of Plentiful Redemption, available online here.

We welcome your comments and suggestions at editor@redemptorists.net.

Monday

The public is invited to attend the Redemptorist History Conference Oct. 4-8 at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, NJ. The conference is held every three years and is sponsored by the Institute for Redemptorist Historical Studies of North America.

Topics include the Redemptorists’ influence on other religious orders, the story of a Redemptorist brother who became a world-famous artist,  St. John Neumann’s intervention in a murder case and a talk on the origins of Redemptorist ministry to the deaf and hearing impaired.

Reservations are requested. Space is limited. For registration information, click here to download the brochure or contact Fr. Rich Luberti at 734-693-2033.

Wednesday

We extend our heartfelt congratulations and prayers to Deacon James McCabe who was ordained a transitional deacon Sept. 4 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Two Franciscan friars and a Paulist seminarian were also ordained that day.

Deacon McCabe is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood in May 2011. He is serving his diaconate assignment at St. Martin of Tours Parish in Bethpage, NY.

Thursday

Schools are back in session and the Redemptorists have hit the road again to preach parish missions in a town near you.

Click here to search the parish mission calendar for the fall and find out whether a Redemptorist will be preaching near you!

Preaching — especially extraordinary forms of it like parish missions and retreats — lies at the heart of the Redemptorist charism. St. Alphonsus Liguori founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer because he wanted to share God’s love with the poor who had never heard the good news of redemption. His first mission was to the goatherders in the hills outside of Naples, Italy.

The Redemptorists continue that tradition today by traveling far and wide to share the joyful news of God’s love for all people. They invite us all to a new and deeper friendship with God.

If you would like to schedule a Redemptorist mission at your parish, have your pastor contact Fr. John Murray, C.Ss.R., at missions@redemptorists.net.

Wednesday

Please join us in praying for James McCabe, C.Ss.R., who will be ordained a transitional deacon Saturday during a 10 a.m. Mass in the Crypt Chapel of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

McCabe will be ordained alongside three other religious order seminarians. He professed his final vows as a Redemptorist in July, and is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood in May 2011.

Would you also join us in praying for the other 11 young men who are studying to become Redemptorist priests and brothers, and for future vocations?

Send forth your Spirit, Lord, into the hearts of your faithful people, that we may be conscious of our vocations to holiness and service to others. Grant that many of us may dedicate ourselves to You through the priesthood, religious life, and lay ministries.

We pray, too, for religious, and especially for the Redemptorists; that generous men may join them to become zealous missionaries in preaching the gospel in word and action, especially to the poor and most abandoned.

We make this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.