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What happened on November 9, 1732?

On Saturday, November 9, 2019,  we celebrate the 287th anniversary of our Congregation. Inspired by God and guided by the Holy Spirit, St. Alphonsus Liguori and his companions gathered in Scala and dedicated their lives to follow Jesus the Redeemer as he preaches Good News to the poor. Today, we give thanks to God for our vocation to continue this mission as prophetic witnesses to the Redeemer. He continues to call men and women today to share this charism in the Redemptorist family. May we promote this vocation with courage, joy, and hope. May Our Mother of Perpetual Help and St.

Redemptorist Missionary Vocation: Letter from the Superior General

On November 10, 2019, we celebrate once again the Day for the Promotion of the Redemptorist Missionary Vocation. Because this annual celebration occurs on the second Sunday of November, it is closely linked with the Foundation Day of our Congregation on November 9 – this year marking 287 years. We present the Letter of Fr. Michael Brehl C.Ss.R., Superior General, issued for this occasion.

 

November 1, 2019
Solemnity of All Saints
Prot. No. 0000 229/2019

November 6: Memory of the Redemptorists Martyrs of Cuenca, Spain

On November 6, the Redemptorist Family celebrates the memory of the six Martyrs of Cuenca. Faithful to their call to witness to the Redeemer, they gave their lives during a time of civil war. Our world continues to be wounded by violence and division – political, social, religious. In solidarity with these blessed Martyrs, our brothers may be live as prophetic witnesses of the Redeemer who gave his life to reconcile all people, and to unite us as members of the family of God.

The Martyrs

Fr. Michael Brehl: “Pope Francis is an example of the spirit of Saint Alfonsus”

The nearly 5,000 members that make up the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer are currently present in more than 80 countries in the world. “The situation is different in each continent,” explains, superior general, Fr. Michael Brehl, to New Life. While in Asia there is a moment of great growth due to the increase in the number of vocations, in Europe and North America the vocations are declining. “There are many older confreres and few young,” he says. Meanwhile, in Latin America, the numbers remain stable.

A Portrait of the Redemptorists around the World by Fr. Michael Brehl

In over eighty countries, with more than a hundred different languages spoken, the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer faces diverse challenges.

8 Steps to Being a Redemptorist Missionary

Choosing a path, discerning our vocation is not always easy. Many challenges may present themselves and it is often difficult to be clear about the steps to take until, effectively, “getting there”. For those who choose the religious life is no different.

"WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?" - Documentary Film Screening

After two long years of working on the feature documentary film, "WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?". I am glad to have a 'debut screening' at the National Shrine of St. John Neumann, Philadelphia, on April 30, 2019. The event was organized by the Shrine Center along with the inauguration of the new museum. A big thanks to the Rector and community at the National Shrine and Patrick Hayes for organizing the screening. We had few small screenings organized in New York from May 1st to 4th as well. There was another screening at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Brooklyn.

Values of Healthy and Vibrant Redemptorist Communities and the Vita Apostolica

Among the essential values of our Redemptorists Constitutions are that of fraternal and apostolic life.  Christ, the Redeemer is at the center of our Vita Apostolica (Const. 1 and 21), that is, our communal and ministerial lives.  We are invited to a process of continual conversion.

Anxiety and our Response in the Redemptorist Spirituality

There are many indicators that we live in times that cause much anxiety for Consecrated Religious and Consecrated Religious Life.  This is true not only in the Western world but throughout the 82 countries where we as a Redemptorist family are present and exercise our ministry of Abundant Redemption.

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