By Anthony Kelly, C.Ss.R., STD Opening Prayer: Holy God, Loving and Merciful One, we come to you in the darkness of our world. The weight of our cares and our responsibilities, of our struggles and longings, lies heavy upon us. Yet, in our hope we know our paths lead to you, that your Holy Spirit is within us, and that Jesus has gone before us as our way. Because he bore the cross of all the world, we gather now to follow him, to receive from him the peace the world cannot give, the joy that no one can take from us, and the energies of new life. 1. Jesus is Condemned to Death Jesus stands before Pilate. The innocent one is condemned by the powers of this world, to be stripped, beaten and executed on the cross. Pause: Lord Jesus, let us enter into your silence. You have said everything you had to say. Now you have no further words, as you hear the judgeʹs[…]
The Redemptorists welcome Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate”, or Rejoice and Be Glad.
The photo spoke volumes – Pope Francis speaking on 27 March to the completely empty square in front of St Peter’s in Rome. Isolated and alone, like so many others due to the coronavirus outbreak, he epitomised the dilemmas we face as the crisis spreads everywhere. An estimated 11 million people reportedly listened to him[…]
Join Redemptorist from around the world in celebrating Laudato Si’ Week beginning May 16 and ending on May 24th. Five years ago, Pope Francis issued Laudato Si. That encyclical, on the environment, called for an ‘ecological conversion’, meaning a deep communion with all things that surround us. In that prophetic document, we have a blueprint[…]