Albania

Church of St. Alphonsus in Albania

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Albania, news | Comments Off on Church of St. Alphonsus in Albania

Church of St. Alphonsus in Albania

The Coordinator of the CRE Fr. Jacek Zdrzalek met our confreres of the Interprovincial Community in Albania from 26 February to 3 March 2017. He lead a retreat day for Fr. Laureano Del Otero and Fr. Andrzej Michoń on the theme: “Witnesses to the Redeemer – in solidarity for mission – to the wounded world”. There were two principal goals of the visit. The first goal was connected to the decisions of the last General Chapter. According to Decision N. 43: “each Unit will provide a forum wherein confreres and lay partners will have opportunity to...

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Sculpture of Saint Alphonsus in Albania

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Sculpture of Saint Alphonsus in Albania

Our interprovincial community in Albania has received a special gift from the Redemptorists of the Province of Rome. A very large sculpture of our founder Saint Alphonsus arrived in Albania by ferry on Wednesday 5th October 2016. The bursar of the Rome Province and the coordinator of the CRE came with the sculpture. The sculpture of Saint Alphonsus is 170 cm high, and it is the same size and form as the one that the Rome Province offered to the parish of Saint Alphonsus in Rome (diocesan parish) to replace a statue which was destroyed by a...

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Albania: a missionary summer

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Albania, news | Comments Off on Albania: a missionary summer

Albania: a missionary summer

Summer time is not holiday time, but a time for different experiences in our Redemptorist Mission in Albania,. Our interprovincial community opens its doors to share life and mission with those who want to receive some missionary experience and to meet the most abandoned peole. Seminarists – students Firstly, I wish to say that, our interprovincial community is open for those who are in initial formation. In June, we had with us the student Carlos Alfonso Diego Gutierrez CSsR, from Madrid Province. He is a graduate in translation and...

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Second year of pastoral and social activities in Albania

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Albania, news | Comments Off on Second year of pastoral and social activities in Albania

Second year of pastoral and social activities in Albania

150 young people (teenagers and also young adults) participated in the annual vocational training courses in our Redemptorist parish in Bathore in Albania. Our parish of Saint John Paul II led by Fr. Andrzej Michoń, Fr. Laureano Del Otero and Br. Leszek Pys, is famous for its various social activities. There are 4,000 parishioners and  more than 60% of them are unemployed. Our parish organised courses in sewing, embroidery, cooking, music and dancing during the past 9 months. There are also special activities and courses in our parish for...

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Albania and… St John Paul II

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Albania, news | Comments Off on Albania and… St John Paul II

Albania and… St John Paul II

No one has any doubt about the great impact of Pope John Paul II in recent history. Albania is a witness to his evangelizing outreach. John Paul II not only visited this small country in the Balkans, but also authorized the restoration of the Catholic hierarchy – an extraordinary event for both a country and a Pope. The first parish with the name of the Holy Father John Paul II in the world, was announced just after his canonization; and it is the Redemptorist Church of Bathore. Its first parish priest is our confrere Fr. Andrzej...

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Visit of the Coordinator of the CRE and the Provincial of Rome to Albania

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Albania, news | Comments Off on Visit of the Coordinator of the CRE and the Provincial of Rome to Albania

Visit of the Coordinator of the CRE and the Provincial of Rome to Albania

The Interprovincial Community in Albania welcomed the Coordinator of the Conference of the Redemptorist of Europe (Fr. Jacek Zdrzalek) and the Provincial of Rome Province (Fr. Giovanni Congiu) from 27th February to 2nd March 2016. Fr. Gianni Congiu’s visit was to obtain first hand knowledge of the experience of Br. Leszek Pys during his pastoral year of preparation for perpetual profession. Br. Leszek shares not only the life and the mission of the community, but is also doing the important work of evangelization with children and...

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Christmas 2015 – the Interprovincial Community in Albania

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Christmas 2015 – the Interprovincial Community in Albania

Greetings from the Redemptorist Mission in Albania. We want to share the experiences of the first year of our mission in Albania. The interprovincial community of Albania was inaugurated on Monday 22nd of September, 2014, in the city of Kamëz, on the periphery of Tirana. In the initial contract with the Archbishop of Tirana-Durrës, he entrusted us the mission of Pastoral Care for the Catholic population of the largest parish in the country, St John Mary Vianney of Kamëz (Tiranë county), with its subsidiary Kasallë, and the rural parish of the...

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Perpetual Help in Albania

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Albania, news | Comments Off on Perpetual Help in Albania

Perpetual Help in Albania

As always, She precedes us. We have found in the walls of the College of the Daughters of Christ the King of Gjirokastra or at the entrance of the community of the Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa, in the center of Tirana. But the catholics of the churches that are part of the Redemptorist Mission in Albania not know our Mother of Perpetual Help, and our community got down to work to “make it known,” according to the mandate that makes 150 years awarded Pope Pius IX to the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. The first...

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Information about the Interprovincial Community in Albania (13.09.2014 – 13.09.2015)

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Albania, news | Comments Off on Information about the Interprovincial Community in Albania (13.09.2014 – 13.09.2015)

Information about the Interprovincial Community in Albania (13.09.2014 – 13.09.2015)

The Interprovincial Community in Albania started its missionary activities on Monday 22nd September 2014, in the city of Kamëz, on the periphery of Tirana. At the beginning, the Archbishop of Tirana-Durrës entrusted to us the pastoral care of the Catholic population in the largest parish in the country, Kamëz (Tiranë county), with the church in Kasallë and the rural parish of Luz (Krujë county) – more than 20,000 Catholics. One month later, the archbishop gave us the new established parish in Bathore, located in the city of Kamëz and a...

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Our first Albanian summer

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Albania, news | Comments Off on Our first Albanian summer

Our first Albanian summer

Over the summer many activities will take place in our parishes in Tirana. At the moment, we have English language courses taking place, led by 3 people from Ireland. We will soon start our summer camps for children in Kamez, where we will explore the history and mission of the Redemptorists with the children, as well as playing many games in the sun! A group of young adults will be travelling to Belgium to participate in an international youth meeting organized by the Belgium youth organization Chiro. They will stay in several Redemptorist...

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