“Currents” November 2017 Newsletter

October 31, 2017

Upcoming Events:

Come & See Retreat:  “Giving Thanks; The Gift of Vocation” November 17—19th. Explore religious life and other forms of lay ministry while participating in our prayer, community and ministry. For more info please contact     Sr. Kimberly Kessler, CSR

Eucharistic Adoration 1st Friday of each month.  All are welcome to make a visit to our Chapel between 3– 5pm.  Next date is November 3rd.

Evening Mass & Supper – Join us for Mass and a simple meal.  Last Monday of each month at 6pm.   Next date is November 27th Respond here to attend.

Redeemer Associate Gathering—    November 9th.   Associates meet the 2nd Thursday of each month to share in the charism, mission and core values of the Sisters of the Redeemer through times of prayer, service and celebration while maintaining their own lifestyle. Learn more

November 17th – Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, one of our patron saints. 

We honor this holy woman who imitated Christ’s merciful love for the weakest and poorest through the works of mercy.






Designer Handbag Bingo – November 3rd

Raising Funds for our Montessori School in Chamazi, Tanzania
For more information please contact Kathy Emery or 484-433-1251



Reflection by Sister Kimberly Kessler, CSR

Sister Kim, shares this reflection as she prepares for Perpetual Profession on December 9th                                                                           

Detail from Cross in Mother Alphonse Maria Eppinger’s childhood home.

As I prepare for Perpetual Profession, the image of  water keeps coming to my prayer.  I am reminded of our Sisters singing, “We will draw water joyfully, singing joyfully, singing joyfully, from the wellsprings of  salvation.”  In my mind I returned to the wooden cross that I visited in our Foundress’ house in France and recalled the scripture from Isaiah 12:3 “Drink with joy from the springs of the Redeemer.”  The image of water flowing from the heart of the Redeemer; this free flowing water from Jesus is his infinite love and salvation for me.

I continue to encounter Jesus’ loving presence, redeeming love, and peace within my soul—such a freeing experience and grace from Jesus.  Jesus has given me the life giving water I need to say “Yes” forever to committing my life to him with a joyful heart and spirit.