Newsletter – May 2020

May 6, 2020

Upcoming Events

Currently our regular public events are on hold as the world experiences this Pandemic.  We look forward with hope to the time we can gather again to celebrate the gift of community and faith.

Feast of the Redeemer – also known affectionately as Redeemer Day by our Congregation in Germany, Tanzania and the United States.  On May 9th we will celebrate our Feast Day and the Charism, Spirituality and Mission entrusted to us by our Foundress and the Holy Spirit .  We are grateful that we will be able to celebrate Mass and renew our vows together as a community during these challenging times.  We are also united in prayer with our Redeemer Associates who under normal circumstances would be joining us and renewing their commitments to prayer and service.

A Year of Faith, Community and Service!  Applications for our 2020 – 2021 Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer year are still being accepted.

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



Redeemer Valley Community Garden offers a variety of volunteer and service opportunities for individuals and groups. Learn more about Redeemer Valley Community Garden


Recent Events

Proclaiming Hope –  We have begun sharing messages of hope via Facebook from our Sisters and members of the Redeemer Family. “Proclaiming Hope: Messages of Hope,” true to the mission of the Sisters of the Redeemer, “to contemplate, live, and proclaim the Mystery of Redemption, so that we and others may find fullness of life through Jesus Christ, the Redeemer,” is intended to help us all navigate this global crisis together. It is our hope that these messages will be a positive and healing presence in your lives.   Our prayers are with you and the whole world during this painful and uncertain time.  Please visit our Facebook page to read and receive these Messages of Hope.  See one message below.


This Message of Hope is shared by Sr. Anne Marie Haas:

My ???????????????????????????? ???????? ???????????????? is one that I received some years ago from a little four year old, afflicted with an inoperable brain tumor. The Sisters and I had the privilege of befriending “Sophie” who frequented our chapel with her little brother and family. Sophie loved the stained glass windows and always jumped into the multi colors that were reflected by the sun onto the floor.

Sophie’s last time in the Chapel, before her passing two days before Christmas, was the time I received her ???????????????????????????? ???????? ????????????????. As Sophie was carried out the door in her Mom’s arms, I will never forget her tossing her head side to side and singing with full voice “????????????’???? ???????????????? ????????????????????????????????????” from the rock group Journey.

Sophie’s message to me that day is my message to you. If you wonder where God is in the midst of this Pandemic- Look at every person on the front lines and the many people behind the scenes working to keep everyone healthy; to keep children learning; to offer a word of comfort or support.

Look at care providers at the bedside of dying people who stand in for families who cannot be there or those who are providing home care to sick people or comfort to nursing home residents impacted by visiting restrictions. Look at delivery people and mail carriers. Look at senior citizens home alone praying the rosary for the world. Look at everyone doing what they should (including children) to prevent the spread of this virus even with great hardship to themselves. Look locally in your family, your city, look in your country and look widely around the whole world impacted by this virus. And don’t forget… Look in the mirror. Where is God? God is in the face you see. Spread God around and Don’t Stop Believing!