Social Ministry

 The working group on Social Ministry reflects on how we can make effective, the pastoral care of migrants and those from the margins of society who are often deprived of any pastoral help.

The group consists of following persons:

Fr. Winfried Pauly (San Clemente Province) – chairman
Fr. Urquizo Vasquez Guillermo Ulianov (France Province)
Fr. Ivan Levitsky (Lviv Province)
Sr. Renate Drexler MSsR (Wien)
Mr. Jelle Wind (San Clemente Province)

The group elaborated an understanding of Social Ministry.

The group has started an overview of different initiatives on Social Ministry.

P. Taras Kchik, CSsR “We do our utmost to help those who trust us”.

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P. Taras Kchik, CSsR “We do our utmost to help those who trust us”.

Interview in the magazine “Icono” (Spain) with Fr Taras Kchik, a 36-year-old Ukrainian Redemptorist. For the past few years, he has been a formator of Ukrainian students in Lviv and now lives in the Redemptorist community of Ivano-Frankivsk in the southeast of the country. “Every day begins with the stress of finding out which city was hit during the night”, Fr Taras Kchik, CSsR. How has your daily situation changed since this siege began? This conflict has had a significant impact on our daily lives. Most of our houses have had to change how...

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Redemptorists cooperate in organising humanitarian aid for Ukraine

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Redemptorists cooperate in organising humanitarian aid for Ukraine

Poland: Province of Warsaw Message received from Fr. Janusz Sok, C.Ss.R., Provincial Superior, dated Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. 7th day of war… “When refugees started arriving in Poland from Ukraine, so many Poles rushed to the border with hearts on their sleeves to do anything, that traffic jams also formed in the direction from west to east” – this is how one journalist described the situation at the border. There is indeed a great stir among the people rushing to help. People are opening their hearts and the doors of their houses to...

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Ukraine: Redemptorists provide shelter for the needy

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Ukraine: Redemptorists provide shelter for the needy

In the past few days, we have heard from several Confreres in Ukraine, as well as from the Missionary Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer (Gars). Fr. Andriy Rak, C.Ss.R, the Superior of the Province of Lviv, has told me that so far, all are safe. They are remaining close to the people among whom we serve, and in fact, they are welcoming refugees into our homes and churches to share what we can with them. These refugees include children as well as older persons. On Friday, we received the following pictures from our house in northeast Ukraine,...

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Fr. Brehl calls for prayer for peace, in solidarity with Ukraine

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Fr. Brehl calls for prayer for peace, in solidarity with Ukraine

Dear Confreres, Sisters, and Partners in Mission, It is with a certain urgency that I write to you again today. I believe that most of us are aware of the outbreak of war with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the ongoing efforts on the part of world leaders to resolve this situation and prevent further violence. It is evident that this situation will have repercussions which will affect the entire continent of Europe, as well as a greater impact on our wounded world. Pope Francis has continued to invite all of us to join in prayerful...

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Redemptorist Volunteering 2020

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Redemptorist Volunteering 2020

Volunteering, especially by young people, has been growing in recent years as an expression of faith and Christian values. In the same way, many Redemptorist laypeople have found in the Volunteer Movement a means to immerse themselves in the Redemptorist charism and to take part in the mission of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Thus, the General Secretariat for Evangelization has seen the need to take steps to coordinate the volunteer work being done in various places of mission within the Congregation. Some NGOs linked to the...

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Move for Albania

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Move for Albania

Albania Solidarity Campaign organized by Redemptorist of Madrid In this time of Advent, the Association for Solidarity, a Redemptorist NGO of the Province of Madrid has started the traditional Christmas Campaign in many of Redemptorist communities. This year’s motto is “Move for Albania”. End of November Nature hit this country with an earthquake, in a very close area of our Redemptorist mission of Kámez (Albania). Faced with this situation we want to show solidarity and join the support and concern of so many people of goodwill who want to...

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Earthquake in Albania: families no longer have homes…

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Earthquake in Albania: families no longer have homes…

Letter from the Redemptorist Mission of Kamëz, Albania Dear friends: In Albania, there were several earthquakes on the night of November 26th. The number of victims rises to 35 (there are likely to be more) and more than 600 injured. Families affected by the collapse of homes are being treated in Durres and Thumanë, the two most affected areas, where people continue to arrive. The night was quiet, although many families chose to sleep in the car or on the road for greater security. On November 27, we were in Thumanë (about 20 km from the...

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Feast of St. Alphonsus – Letter of the Coordinator No 2 (01.08.2018)

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Feast of St. Alphonsus – Letter of the Coordinator  No 2 (01.08.2018)

Dear Confreres, Dear Lay Missionaries of the Most Holy Redeemer, Dear Partners in Mission,   The Redemptorist European Youth Meeting 2018 ALL TOGETHER was concluded last Sunday in Granada. These were intense days of meeting and celebrating the faith. From a number of participants I have heard very positive and even enthusiastic reactions. Once again I would like to thank the preparatory group of the Redemptorists and our partners from the Province of Madrid and beyond, who, through their careful work in advance, have made this Youth Mission...

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Annual Meeting of Working Group on Social Ministry

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Annual Meeting of Working Group on Social Ministry

The Working Group on Social Ministry of the (CRE), held their annual exchange meeting from 12 to 14 March 2018 in the newly renovated monastery, which is located in the heart of the city of Luxembourg. Its multilingual pastoral and liturgical offerings are a magnet for the people. “It is always enriching and heartening to learn about others’ commitment,” says Fr. Winfried Pauly, former moderator of the working group. The group consists of Redemptorists, Missionary Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer (MSsR) and lay workers. The General Chapter...

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When the edge becomes the center

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When the edge becomes the center

The working group for Social Ministry of the Conference of Europe held its annual meeting in March 2017 in the city of Bochum, Germany. After meetings in Luxembourg, Barcelona and Vienna, this place was chosen because of a new modest initiative for social ministry in Hustard, a suburb of this city. The Redemptorist monastery in the center of the city of Bochum was closed in 2011. In 2013, a joint venture among the Redemptorist Province of  St. Clemens, the Missionsschwestern MSsR and the diocese of Essen initiated this project on the...

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