Newsletter – May 2019

April 30, 2019

Upcoming Events

Feast of the Redeemer, May 18th – The 4th Saturday of Easter is the Feast Day of our Congregation.  Our Sisters in Germany and Tanzania will also celebrate this day with special Liturgies and festivities as we renew our Vows and welcome new Redeemer Associates.

May is Redeemer Month!  During this beautiful season of renewal and new life we, the Sisters of the Redeemer and our Partners in Mission throughout Holy Redeemer Health System, celebrate Redeemer Month 2019 during May.  Redeemer Month is a special time of the year when we are mindful of and grateful to Jesus the Redeemer – the One whose name our organization is privileged to bear. This year’s Redeemer Month theme, Let Your Light Shine, will be celebrated throughout our ministries with prayer services and special events.

Come & See Retreats– Seeking a deeper relationship with God? We offer retreats to explore questions of faith and to share an experience of our life of prayer, community, and service.  For more information please contact us to learn when the next retreat will be offered.

Holy Hour 1st Friday of each month at our Redeemer Chapel. You are welcome to join us for Eucharistic Adoration between 4 – 5pm on Friday, May 3rd.

Redeemer Associate Gathering – May 9th at 7pm at the Province Center.  This month’s Reflection based on the Beatitudes and our core values/graces – Persecution and Suffering – Intimacy with the Redeemer and Redemptive Suffering.  Learn more about Redeemer Associates

Evening Mass & Supper – Join us for Mass and a simple meal on the last Monday of each month at 6pm. The next date is May 27th   Respond here to attend.

Summer Garden Internship:
SERVE at Redeemer Valley Garden
LEARN about sustainable growing practices
GROW spiritually and live together in community sharing meals and prayer.
Learn more about this exciting new opportunity!

Recent Events

Easter – following our tridduum services, We joyfully celebrated Easter with our Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday liturgies welcoming friends, families and neighbors.

International Gathering – In preparation for the General Chapter of our Congregation to be held in late summer, Sisters from Tanzania, Germany and the United States gathered  for a preliminary meeting in Germany at the beginning of April.  We were immersed in the three cultures and languages represented in our Congregation.

Earth  Day, April 22nd – The Theme:  Protect Our Species, was appropriately celebrated with a garden plant sale to promote protecting plants and pollinators.  We featured vegetable, herb and flower seedlings raised through our community garden ministry.


Excerpt from Congregation newsletter by Sr. Ana Dura, CSR

Recently some of us were gathered together in community watching an interview around the current crisis in the Church.  One of the speakers profoundly reminded us, “Hope never dies.” As winter transforms into spring, we are filled with renewed energy and are reminded that while the natural world around us may look lifeless and barren, that which was dormant is beginning to flow again and the cycle of life, death, and resurrection continues.  We are reminded by creation that hope never dies.

Certainly the season of Lent and the joy of Easter is significant for our Congregation as we gaze upon the life, death and resurrection of our Redeemer, who reminds us that hope never dies because God’s love and mercy are unconditional and without end.  We are ever grateful for our Charism which is ever relevant in every time and age.  Humanity and all of creation is in need of hope, love and mercy.

As Spring dawns and the great celebration of Easter still fresh in our hearts we rejoice in the signs of new life and hope that we experience in our Province.