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European Meeting of Redemptorist Youth started in Toruń

Posted by on Aug 1, 2022 in Evangelization, front, news, Youth | Comments Off on European Meeting of Redemptorist Youth started in Toruń

European Meeting of Redemptorist Youth started in Toruń

12th European Meeting of Redemptorist Youth under the motto “Go and share” started on July 27 in Toruń, Poland. The welcome ceremony at the Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in the presence of about 300 meeting participants, representing almost all European countries where the Redemptorists are ministering. Unfortunately, the war in Ukraine prevented the young people from that country from arriving in Torun. During the opening of the meeting, young people learned the official anthem of the event. They also watched a video message sent by...

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Meeting of Provincial Councils of the North-West European Provinces

Posted by on Jun 6, 2022 in Evangelization, front, news | Comments Off on Meeting of Provincial Councils of the North-West European Provinces

Meeting of Provincial Councils of the North-West European Provinces

Provincial Superiors with members of the Ordinary and Extraordinary Provincial Councils of the North-West European Provinces gathered from 1-3 June 2022 in Rome. Fr. Alberto Eseverri, C.Ss.R., Vicar General, and Fr. Johannes Römelt, C.Ss.R., Coordinator of the Redemptorist Conference of Europe, also participated. The meeting marked the next step on the path to the Federation of the four Redemptorist Units in the ongoing restructuring process for the sake of the mission. Fr. David McCallum S.J., director of the Discerning Leadership Program,...

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Redemptorist Fr. Taras Kchik speaks about his ministry in bombed-out Chernihiv, Ukraine

Posted by on Jun 5, 2022 in Evangelization, front, news, Social | Comments Off on Redemptorist Fr. Taras Kchik speaks about his ministry in bombed-out Chernihiv, Ukraine

Redemptorist Fr. Taras Kchik speaks about his ministry in bombed-out Chernihiv, Ukraine

Redemptorist Fr. Taras Kchik offers an update on the situation in Chernihiv in “Ukrainian priest helps town that suffered Russian bombardment” by Crux Rome Bureau Chief Inés San Martín. According to the Chernihiv Regional State Administration, Chernihiv was surrounded and attacked for 40 days straight. At least 3,700 buildings were destroyed during the shelling and partial capture of the Chernihiv region by Russian troops. During the worst of the siege, the monastery housed as many as 58 people. Fr. Taras credits God’s guidance for giving him...

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Missionary Storytelling Weekend

Posted by on Jun 5, 2022 in Evangelization, front, news, PIM | Comments Off on Missionary Storytelling Weekend

Missionary Storytelling Weekend

Through some chance encounters, links between different Redemptorist initiatives in Europe have grown in recent years. On the weekend of 20-22 May, some Redemptorists and partners in mission took the time to meet for prayer, sharing, eating and relaxing. It became a weekend without planning and preparing decisions. Therefore, at the beginning, each participant shed their “titles and qualifications”, no one had to prove, get or discuss anything. Thanks to the small setting and the common enthusiasm for the mission, it became a weekend full of...

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

Posted by on Apr 11, 2022 in Evangelization, front, news, Social | Comments Off on P. Taras Kchik, CSsR “We do our utmost to help those who trust us”.

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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The challenge of the popular missions in Albania

Posted by on Apr 10, 2022 in Albania, Evangelization, front, news, PIM | Comments Off on The challenge of the popular missions in Albania

The challenge of the popular missions in Albania

The Redemptorist charism, in our history of ministry to the Church, stands out above all for the popular missions. But we know that already in the early days, with the experience of St. Clement Mary Hofbauer in Central Europe, the Redemptorists had to find new ways to realise their founding charism. In Albania, the Redemptorists arrived in 2014 in a context of missionary urgency, given the lack of sufficient priests to minister to the Catholic faithful. The Redemptorist community has taken up the ministry in Kamëz, probably the country’s...

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Online meeting of the Secretariats for Evangelisation and for the Brothers

Posted by on Feb 27, 2022 in Brothers, Evangelization, front, news | Comments Off on Online meeting of the Secretariats for Evangelisation and for the Brothers

Online meeting of the Secretariats for Evangelisation and for the Brothers

On 2 and 3 February, the Secretariat for Evangelisation of the Conference of Europe met in a video conference. During the meeting, reports were given on the activities of the individual working groups, including the preparation of the 2022 International Youth Meeting in Torun. The members also discussed the working document for the First Phase of the General Chapter and gave some points of view for further reflection. The members of the Secretariat for the Brothers in Europe also dealt with the working document for the First Phase of the...

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Christmas 2021 – Letter of the Coordinator (20.12.2021)

Posted by on Dec 24, 2021 in Albania, Evangelization, Formation, front, Letters, news | Comments Off on Christmas 2021 – Letter of the Coordinator (20.12.2021)

Christmas 2021 – Letter of the Coordinator  (20.12.2021)

“Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” Luke 1, 78.79 . Dear confreres, Dear sisters, Dear partners in mission, There are situations and times when we are particularly attentive and receptive to the promise of Christmas. In the Gospel according to Luke, for example, this is captured in the words of the Benedictus, the words of the hymn in which the surprising, human and world-changing...

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“Go & share” – RYVM Meeting 2022 in Toruń

Posted by on Dec 10, 2021 in Evangelization, front, news, Youth | Comments Off on “Go & share” – RYVM Meeting 2022 in Toruń

“Go & share” – RYVM Meeting 2022 in Toruń

Dear Confreres Superiors, Pastors, Youth Pastors and Leaders of Youth Communities, Only eight months remain until the next edition of the European Redemptorist Youth and Vocational Ministries Meeting. It will take place in Poland from 27th to 31st July 2022 at the Redemptorist parish St. Joseph in Toruń, Bielany. The motto of the event is: “Go & Share”. As we remember, the last event took place in 2018 in Granada, where about 700 people gathered. We are counting on the presence of young people from your Provinces. The age of...

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Albania: a new confrere and a visit of the Europe Coordinator

Posted by on Nov 24, 2021 in Albania, Evangelization, front, news | Comments Off on Albania: a new confrere and a visit of the Europe Coordinator

Albania: a new confrere and a visit of the Europe Coordinator

New confrere in the Mission of Albania On 11 September, Fr. Zbigniew Kwiecien, coming from the Province of Warsaw, joined the interprovincial community in Albania. This assignment is not his first missionary experience, for he has spent years in Argentina, announcing the Good News in the great steppes of South America. He has also carried out his ministry in his home province, both in parishes, schools and parish missions preaching. With his incorporation, the Mission of Albania counts three confreres again, two from Poland and one from...

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