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A year in the company of St Clement

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Formation, front, news | Comments Off on A year in the company of St Clement

A year in the company of St Clement

Our Redemptorist Conference of Europe Studentate in Rome paid homage to St. Clement with various pilgrimages, conferences and readings in this jubilee year on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his death. On 14 and 15 February 2020, before the arrival of the pandemic in Italy, we went on pilgrimage to Frosinone to visit the church and community where St. Clement made his novitiate and completed his studies in preparation for the priesthood. According to tradition in the church of Our Lady of Grace, Clement celebrated his first Mass...

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Christmas 2020 – Letter of the Coordinator (22.12.2020)

Posted by on Dec 27, 2020 in Albania, Evangelization, Formation, front, Letters, news | Comments Off on Christmas 2020 – Letter of the Coordinator (22.12.2020)

Christmas 2020 – Letter of the Coordinator  (22.12.2020)

„The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9: 1 . Dear confreres, Dear partners in mission, The year 2020 put us all in a completely unexpected situation. The Covid-19 pandemic has given us experiences that were surprising and completely new. Such a massive threat to the health of all people from an infectious disease is unexpected in our societies. We in Europe have seen from a distance that there have been epidemics on other continents. But it...

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The experience of an international novitiate

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020 in Formation, front, news | Comments Off on The experience of an international novitiate

The experience of an international novitiate

In Ciorani, Italy, the motherhouse of the Congregation, almost three months have now passed since the beginning of Novitiate 2020/2021. The group of novices is quite heterogeneous; in fact, it is composed of Rocco and Giandomenico (from the Province of Naples), Davide (Rome), Daniel (Madrid), Jan and Samuel (Bratislava-Prague). The Master is Fr. Maurizio Iannuario. On the morning of September 1st, there was the arrival and reception of the novices, while in the evening there was the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration presided over by the Vicar...

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At the origins of our spirituality to begin the academic year

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At the origins of our spirituality to begin the academic year

As Interprovincial Student of the Conference of Europe in Rome, we started the academic year with a week of preparation from 21 to 27 September 2020. Our Studentate is led by Fr. Jacek Zdrzalek (Warsaw) and Fr. Pietro Nguyên Anh Kiet (Vietnam) and consists of 5 students: Fabrizio Podda and Gianluigi Colucci (Rome), Giuseppe Pham Dinh Cuong and Paolo Hồ Văn Nam (Vietnam), Sérgio Miguel Magalhaes Silva (Lisbon). To these was added a candidate for the postulancy for the Roman Province: Massimo Greco. The first three days were devoted to a...

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International meeting of the Redemptorist Brothers in Slovakia

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International meeting of the Redemptorist Brothers in Slovakia

The second meeting of the Secretariat of the Brothers in the Conference of Europe took place in Michalovce in Slovakia on October 25-27. Apart from the members of the Secretariat, Bro. Jeffrey Rolle C.Ss.R., General Consultor and Fr. Johannes Römelt C.Ss.R., Coordinator of the Conference of Redemptorists in Europa (CRE), were also present. On the first day, we reflected on the new document of the Brothers Commission and we made our suggestions and reflections. Then we thought about our current situation in the secretariat and looked to the...

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Father General met the community of Inter-provincial Studendate at San Gioacchino

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Father General met the community of Inter-provincial Studendate at San Gioacchino

Fr. Michael Brehl C.Ss.R., Superior General of our Congregation had lunch with San Gioacchino community in Rome and with the students of the Inter-provincial Studendate of the Redemptorist Conference of Europe (CRE). The meeting took place on Sunday 29, on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel who is the Patron of our Congregation and Fr. General’s patron as well. Having accepted the occasional greetings from the superior Fr. Pietro Sulkowski, Fr. Johannes Römelt, coordinator of the CRE, and formators Fr. Jacek Zdrzałek (prefect) and Fr....

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Opening of the Interprovincial Studendate of the CRE in Rome

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Formation, front, news | Comments Off on Opening of the Interprovincial Studendate of the CRE in Rome

Opening of the Interprovincial Studendate of the CRE in Rome

The Interprovincial Studendate of the Redemptorist Conference of Europe was officially inaugurated on Wednesday, September 25 in the community of San Gioacchino in Rome. The formative community of the Studendate is formed by Fr. Jacek Zdrzalek (Province of Warsaw), Prefect of the students; Fr. Pietro Nguyên Anh Kiet (Province of Vietnam), as Socius; and 5 students who will attend the five year philosophical-theological studies at the Lateran University: Fabrizio Podda and Gianluigi Colucci (Province of Rome) who will attend the third year;...

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A Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint Clement Hofbauer

Posted by on Sep 7, 2019 in Formation, front, news | Comments Off on A Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint Clement Hofbauer

A Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint Clement Hofbauer

A pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Clement Hofbauer took place from 26th to 30th August. St. Clement is a Redemptorist who is often called the “Second Founder” of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, which was founded by St. Alphonsus de Liguori in Italy. That is why he was called the “second”, because he took the Congregation outside the Alps. Altogether 26 members took part in the pilgrimage, mainly clerical brothers, together with several educators and formators. The participants were from the provinces of Warsaw, Vietnam, London,...

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Preparation for Perpetual Vows of the Conference of Europe in Poland

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in Formation, front, news | Comments Off on Preparation for Perpetual Vows of the Conference of Europe in Poland

Preparation for Perpetual Vows of the Conference of Europe in Poland

A month preparation for perpetual vows of the Redemptorists of the Conference of Europe began on July 7th 2019 in Lubaszowa, Poland. Altogether 18 Confreres from different countries and continents will spend there and in Tuchów the next four weeks renewing their commitment to the Most Holy Redeemer to preach the Gospel to the poor and the most abandoned. The participants those who joined are from the Province of London (2), Edmonton-Toronto (1), Rome (1), Lviv (1), Warsaw (11 including: 3 students and 9 fathers and 1 brother who completed ten...

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Formation of Major Superiors: Group Latin languages, Rome, 10-16, March 2019

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in Formation, front, news | Comments Off on Formation of Major Superiors: Group Latin languages, Rome, 10-16, March 2019

Formation of Major Superiors: Group Latin languages, Rome, 10-16, March 2019

The Formation of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French-speaking Major Superiors of the Congregation began on the evening of March 10 in Rome. While the majority of superiors in attendance come from the Conference of Latin American and the Caribbean (23), there were also superiors from the Conference of Europe (6) and the Conference of Africa and Madagascar (5). Together with the Conference Coordinators, Fr. Marcelo Araújo from the Conference of Latin American and the Caribbean, Fr. Johannes Römelt from the Conference of Europe and Fr....

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