Ahead of the feast day of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, the parish of Saint Mary in Annapolis, MD, celebrated the installation of 16 parishioners as Redemptorist Associates under the coordination of the North American Partners in Mission Program.
The Great Work of Our Time: Healing Our Planet - A day of contemplative inquiry and dialogue on the state of our planet, offering global perspectives informed by United Nations initiatives. Possibilities for engagement inspired by the ‘Laudato Si’ action platform, and wisdom of Geologian Thomas Berry for an empowering ecological spirituality.
A group of 25 Redemptorists, Partners in Mission (PIM), and friends throughout the North American Conference met online last Saturday to discuss raising environmental consciousness and share concrete ways to address the climate crisis.
by Javier Moran, C.Ss.R. and Matthew Allman, C.Ss.R.
Thursday, July 14th, 2022, marked the beginning of a new era in the Redemptorists’ North American Conference. Nine young men from the units of Canada, the United States, and Mexico began their novitiate together in the former St. Alphonsus Seminary in Tlalpizahuac, Mexico, just outside of Mexico City.
On July 23, 2022 at 10 a.m., Brian Vaccaro, C.Ss.R., was ordained through the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington. The ordination took place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington D.C.
Twelve years ago on a beautiful sunny day when I was in ministry at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, New Jersey, I decided to go for a walk and was on the boardwalk when I tripped and fell. My life changed forever that day. Now, I am paralyzed from the chest down.