St. Alphonsus Birthday

Alphonsus Maria Liguori was born September 27, 1696 in Marianella, near Naples, Italy. He was ordained a priest in 1726. Alphonsus would spend the next several years attending to the spiritual needs of the lazzaroni, the beggars and street people of Naples. In 1732, he established the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the "Redemptorists," whose mission would be to follow the example of Jesus by preaching the Gospel to the poor. He was canonized in 1839. In March 1871, Pius IX declared him a Doctor of the Church.

Read more about St. Alphonsus.

You Are Supporting Over 80 Seminarians

Do you know how the Co-Redemptorist Association got its start? Redemptorists have a wonderful tradition of supporting their own seminarians. In the late 1950s, the Redemptorists built St. Joseph. Beyond paying for the building, we needed to pay to run it. Prayers and donations were a way to support the young men discerning their vocation.

Read Fr. John Schmidt's September Co-Redemptorist Association Letter...


The Redemptorists have created a new FREE MOBILE APP to help you find time to pray to Our Mother of Perpetual Help throughout your day. App includes complete 7-day Retreat, prayer instructions, reflections and beautiful images of Mary.

Praying to Mary can change your life. This app will inspire and instruct you in the special practice of praying from your heart.

Download the app for: iPhones; or Android phones.

Fr. Gary Lauenstein Daily Reflection:

Fr. Gary Lauenstein, C.Ss.R.
September 27, 2016 - JB 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23, LK 9:51-56

Theresa was having a particularly difficult day. Her car had not started and it took a mechanic some time to install a new starter.

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