Celebrating 175 years serving God’s people

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By Mary C. Weaver Any jubilee is a cause of joy, whether we’re celebrating 50 years of marriage or of religious life. And although we acknowledge the human effort involved in reaching such a milestone, it’s “really about what God is doing,” said Father Kevin Moley, Redemptorist Provincial Superior, the week after a special Mass…

Archivist and historian receives lifetime achievement award

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Redemptorist Father Carl Hoegerl was recognized for a lifetime of achievement in the field of Redemptorist historical studies during a recent conference held in Canandaigua, N.Y. More than 30 people from the Baltimore, Denver, and Edmonton–Toronto provinces attended the meeting—the sixth triennial Redemptorist history conference. It took place at the Notre Dame Retreat House from…

Kids from Saratoga Springs and St. Lucia parishes share a special bond

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The children of St. Clement Parish in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and those of Our Lady of Assumption in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, have a special bond. Yes, all the youngsters are members of Redemptorist parishes—but they’re also connected in a special way through St. Clement’s Kids Helping Kids 5K Walk. The 2013 event, held at…

In memoriam: Father Daniel Carboy

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The Rev. Daniel John Carboy, C.Ss.R., 73, died on August 22, 2013, while receiving hospice care at St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris in Timonium, Md. Father Carboy was born on November 6, 1939. His parents were members of Our Lady of Angels Parish and then Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, N.Y.…

The fulfillment of a dream

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By Mary C. Weaver On October 11, when David Verghese made his final profession as a Redemptorist, he couldn’t help but recall a pivotal moment from a retreat he had once attended at Mount St. Alphonsus in Esopus, N.Y., long the location of the Redemptorists’ major seminary. “We visited the graves of all the men…

Provincial’s preface

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By Father Kevin Moley, C.Ss.R. Greetings and blessings in the Lord! Father Michael Brehl, Superior General of the Redemptorists, and his general council have declared the year 2013–14 as the Year of Missionary Vocation Promotion for all Redemptorists in the 78 countries where we live and serve. On October 6, 2013, I shared with three…

Advancing the mission

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By James C. Link Recently I had the opportunity to attend the jubilee celebration of four priests at the National Shrine of St. John Neumann, the only American man to be canonized and first to join the Redemptorists in the United States. To say the event was inspiring would be an understatement. Among the jubilarians…

Sharing the sufferings of Christ

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The heavenly choir now has six more Redemptorists whom we can call by name. They were beatified on October 13 during a Mass in Tarragona, Spain. The Martyrs of Cuenca, as the six are known, gave their lives during the bloody Spanish Civil War of 1936–39. The conflict claimed the lives of approximately 270,000 people,…

Mini meditation: being real

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The lesson one Redemptorist learned from those who most inspired his vocation When I consider the many people who have been an inspiration to my vocation, I feel the need to thank God for all of them — for the great gift of their presence in my life. They were all inspirational in the many ordinary…

The harvest is abundant, but laborers are few

Summertime is ordination and profession season for the Redemptorists, and this year we celebrated with six men as they took the next steps in their vocations. Two men from the Caribbean—Father Alistair Elias and Father Elton Letang—were ordained to the priesthood in June. Four Vietnamese Redemptorists currently studying in the United States returned to their home…

My biggest inspiration was . . .

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Some reflections about the people who have most influenced a vocation The first is Redemptorist Brother Leonard Samuel (Brother Sam). Brother Sam was the vocation director when I began discerning my vocation to become a Redemptorist. He was the first Redemptorist voice who guided me, and he did so with kindness and a genuine interest.…