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Christmas 2021 – Letter of the Coordinator (20.12.2021)

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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

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“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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European preparatory meeting in Torun

Posted by on Oct 9, 2021 in Evangelization, front, news, PIM, Youth | Comments Off on European preparatory meeting in Torun

European preparatory meeting in Torun

The Redemptorist Youth Ministry coordinators, leaders and volunteers across Europe gathered recently (24-26 September) for the European preparatory meeting in Torun, Poland.  The purpose of our meeting was to help plan and discuss the next Redemptorist Youth Congress that will take place at the end of July 2022. The meeting started with Mass and then a wonderful gathering of introductions and connections with old and new friends from all across the different Provinces of Europe. We spent time reflecting on all our ministries with young people...

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100 years since the arrival of the Redemptorists in Slovakia

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100 years since the arrival of the Redemptorists in Slovakia

With the presence of Father Pedro Lopez, General Consultor, the celebrations of this Redemptorist Jubilee took place: 100 years since their arrival in Slovakia and the foundation of their first monastery in Stropkov. The three-day celebrations were organised by both Redemptorist Units present in the country – the Province of Bratislava-Praha and the Vice-Province of Michalovce. It was in Stropkov that the main celebrations of the significant jubilee took place. On Friday evening, the feast was opened with the Divine Liturgy, celebrated by...

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200 years of Redemptorist presence in Bischenberg, France

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200 years of Redemptorist presence in Bischenberg, France

The Bischenberg community in Bischoffsheim was supposed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Redemptorist presence in August 2020. Delayed by Covid-19, the celebrations finally began in May 2021. The climax of the jubilee year took place on Saturday the 17th of July and Sunday, July 18. The joy of a community that celebrated 200 years of Redemptorist presence in faith and in the commitment that shared the Redemptorist charism. During this jubilee time, the Bischenberg community recalled the efforts of the Redemptorists in popular...

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“The Glories of Mary” in Albania

Posted by on May 11, 2021 in Albania, Evangelization, front, news | Comments Off on “The Glories of Mary” in Albania

“The Glories of Mary” in Albania

Paraphrasing our Father and Founder and author of “The Glories of Mary”, we could begin these lines by saying: “Beloved Redeemer and my Lord Jesus Christ, we unworthy servants of yours, knowing how pleased you are with those who seek to glorify your Most Holy Mother, whom you love so much and wish so much to see loved and honoured by all, have thought of publishing this little article which speaks of her glories.” First of all, one could notice that Albania is not really a ‘Land of Mary Most Holy’, since its inhabitants, even non-Catholics,...

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12 New Blessed Redemptorists: Vicente Renuncio Toribio and 11 Companions

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12 New Blessed Redemptorists: Vicente Renuncio Toribio and 11 Companions

Pope Francis, after considering the positive conclusions of the analysis conducted by the historians, theologians, cardinals and bishops, consultors of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, on the life, virtues and martyrdom of the servants of God Vicente Renuncio Toribio and 11 companions of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, has approved the promulgation of the Decree on their martyrdom. The 12 missionaries, six priests and six coadjutor brothers, members of the two Redemptorist communities of Perpetual Help and Saint Michael...

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75th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Michalovce Redemptorists Vice-Province

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75th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Michalovce Redemptorists Vice-Province

On March 23, 2021, the Greek Catholic Redemptorists of the Vice-Province of Michalovce commemorate the 75th anniversary of their canonical foundation. The Vice-Province of Michalovce was already established on December 21, 1945, by Superior General, Very Rev. Patrick Murray, C.Ss.R., in Rome and promulgated in Michalovce on March 23, 1946. The first appointed vice-provincial was Fr. Dominik Methodius Trčka C.Ss.R. The Redemptorists of both rites came to Slovakia 100 years ago and founded their first monastery in Stropkov in the Autumn of...

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Vienna: Feast of St Clement at Maria am Gestade

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Vienna: Feast of St Clement at Maria am Gestade

Finally celebrating St Clement Hofbauer…… A year later than expected, in Maria am Gestade, Vienna, we were able to celebrate the feast of St Clement Hofbauer. Last year plans had been made for large festivities for the 200th anniversary of his death, all of which, of course, had to be cancelled because of Covid. Instead, over the last year, there have been a number of smaller events in Vienna, many of which have been reported here in Scala. To close the year, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, was invited to join us for...

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