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The Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province gathered for their annual Superiors’ Meeting and Convocation at San Alfonso Retreat House from October 27-30, 2008

Provided below are links to photos and three homilies from the week’s events.


At the Convocation, the Province recognized the outstanding contributions of Fr. Edwin Foley, C.Ss.R. and Fr. Sylvester Feeley, C.Ss.R. in moving it to a deeper understanding of elder issues – "for their ministries and witness in teaching us to age gracefully in the Lord." The recipients received a standing ovation from their confreres.

Fr. Sylvester Feeley, C.Ss.R.

Fr. Edwin Foley, C.Ss.R.

Highlights of the Convocation included Father Anthony Gittins, CSSp, Professor of Mission and Culture at the Catholic Theological Union, who spoke about religious life and the challenge to continue to reshape it for the future from his book, A Presence That Disturbs and Mr. Alejandro Aguliera-Titus, Assistant Director of the Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, presented ways to embrace and welcome new groups of people and their cultures, in particular Hispanic/Latino Catholics, into our parish communities.

Fr. Anthony Gittens, CSSp
Professor of Mission and Culture,
Catholic Theological Union

Mr. Alejandro Aguliera-Titus
Assistant Director of the Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops


Fr. Patrick Woods, C.Ss.R., Provincial Superior, presents Fr. Edmund Faliskie, C.Ss.R., Provincial Consultor, with the Province’s Praesidium Accrediation for "achieving the highest standard in child abuse prevention." Fr. Faliskie coordinated this effort for the Province.