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Category: People & places

By Frater Ako Walker, C.Ss.R.

On September 22, 2017, a few days after Hurricane Maria battered Dominica, the parish of St. Theresa in Barataria held a historic meeting of Dominicans living in Trinidad and Tobago. The meeting was chaired by Father Elton Letang, C.Ss.R., Father Cornelius Phillip, FMI, a Dominican priest working in Trinidad, and other prominent Dominican/Trinidadian citizens.

The main item on the agenda was how Dominicans living in Trinidad could help [read more]


By Father Kevin Murray, C.Ss.R.

There is a ferry boat service from St. Lucia to Dominica. Having lived and ministered in St. Lucia for the past six years, I have been to the ferry terminal in the capital city of Castries many times. Normal departure for the boat is 7 in the morning; check-in time begins two hours before leaving. The usual scene at the terminal includes a line of 75 or more people with a reasonable amount of luggage ready to make the trip.

On the morning of October 3, two weeks after the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria [read more]


This year marks 125 years of service to the people of God in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, through the venerable gray lady, Our Lady of Perpetual Help. On Saturday, October 28, as part of a yearlong jubilee celebrating the Redemptorist presence here, the parish welcomed back alumni of the parish and school. More than 500 people returned home to OLPH, including one woman who graduated from eighth grade in 1957.

“Home is where we belong,” said Father John McKenna, [read more]


It’s been over four years since we moved to Beacon, New York, to live with the Discalced Carmelites in the Monastery of the Incarnation. It has been a blessing and a challenge.

The Carmelites welcomed us with open arms and hearts. Our friendship with this community was planted when we both were founding members of the Metropolitan Association of Contemplative Communities.

Our roots deepened [read more]


In 1927 the Baltimore Province began the Newton Grove foundation in the most rural county of North Carolina, in a small town that served as a hub to the surrounding localities. A rectory was constructed, and the local Catholic church was assumed, with its satellite missions. The Province erected one of these mission stations as a parish in its own right, with a separate community in nearby Clinton (18 miles south of Newton Grove).

In 1953 unique external circumstances [read more]