Saints Feasts

Saints Feasts

Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa

Feast Day: 14 Oct 2019

  Feast Day 11 September   At a ceremony of beatification in Foggia, Italy, on 18th June 2016, Cardinal Amato, delegate of Pope Francis, declared Sister Maria Celeste Crostarosa, Founder of the Redemptoristine Nuns, a Blessed of the Catholic Church. The Cardinal began his homily at the beatification ceremony with the following quotation of an […]

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Ukrainian Martyrs Beatification June 27th 2001

Feast Day: 27 Jun 2014

Blessed Bishop Nicholas Charnetsky, C.Ss.R., and Companions On June 27, 2001, Pope John Paul II beatified 27 martyrs for the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Among them were four Redemptorists: Mykolay (Nicholas) Charnetsky (1884-1959); Vasyl (Basil) Vsevolod Velychkovsky(1903-1941); Ivan Ziatyk (1899-1952); and Zynoviy (Zenon) Kovalyk (1903-1941). Read More About all Our Beatified Redemptorists

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Bl. Gennaro Sarnelli

Feast Day: 30 Jun 2014

Gennaro Maria Sarnelli, the son of the Baron of Ciorani, was born in Naples on September 12, 1702. Following his ordination he became friendly with St Alphonsus and joined the Redemptorists in 1736. Gennaro Maria Sarnelli has left us 30 works which treat of meditation, mystical theology, spiritual direction, law, pedagogy, moral and pastoral themes. […]

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Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

Feast Day: 03 Jul 2014

On 9 November 1921, Pope Benedict XV instituted the feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus to be celebrated on the Thursday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart with a Proper Mass and Office. The feast continues to be celebrated in some places and by some communities, notably by the Redemptorists who maintain it […]

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The Most Holy Redeemer (Title of the Congregation)

Feast Day: 20 Jul 2014

The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer was St. Alphonsus Liguori’s response to the call he experienced coming from Jesus through the poor… The Year 1730, Alphonsus was exhausted from his missionary labors. His doctors ordered him to get some rest and breathe some clean mountain air. With a few of his companions, he went […]

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St Alphonsus de Liguori

Feast Day: 01 Aug 2014

Feastday 1st August Saint Alphonsus Liiguorour founder, was born in Marianella near Naples on September 27, 1696.  On November 9, 1732, Alphonsus founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, popularly known as the Redemptorists, in order to follow the example of Jesus Christ announcing the Good News to the poor and the most abandoned. […]

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Bl. Methodius Dominic Trčka

Feast Day: 25 Aug 2014

On April 24, 2001, in the presence of the Holy Father, the Decree of Martyrdom was promulgated for five Redemptorists, four Ukrainians and one Czech. The Czech, Blessed Methodius Dominick Trčka, was born July 6, 1886, in Frydlant nad Ostravici, in Moravia, now the Czech Republic. In 1902 he joined the Redemptorists and began his […]

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Bl. Gaspar Stanggassinger

Feast Day: 26 Sep 2014

Kaspar Stanggassinger, born in 1871 in Berchtesgaden, in southern Germany was the second of 16 children. Kaspar entered the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer with the intention of being a missionary. However, he was appointed by his superiors to form future missionaries as vice-director of the minor seminary of Durrnberg, near Hallein. He dedicated […]

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Bl. Francis X. Seelos

Feast Day: 05 Oct 2014

Francis Xavier Seelos was born on January 11, 1819 in Füssen, Bavaria, Germany and entered the diocesan seminary in 1842. Soon after meeting the missionaries of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, founded for the evangelisation of the most abandoned, he decided to enter the congregation and to minister to the German speaking immigrants […]

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St. Gerard Majella

Feast Day: 16 Oct 2014

We celebrate the feastday of St Gerard Majella on the 16th October. Gerard Majella was born in 1726 in the southern Italian town of Muro near Naples. As he grew up, Gerard spent a lot of time in prayer and he developed a great love for God. He became known for his kindness to people […]

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Redemptorist Martyrs of Cuenca (Spain)

Feast Day: 06 Nov 2014

November 6th We celebrate the first liturgical Memorial of the Spanish Martyrs of the 20th Century.  Among these Martyrs are six Redemptorist Missionaries: Fr. José Javier Gorosterratzu, Fr. Ciriaco Olarte, Fr. Miguel Goñi, Fr. Julián Pozo, Br. Victoriano Calvo and Fr. Pedro Romero. Remembering the witness of their lives and their deaths is a special […]

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Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran

Feast Day: 09 Nov 2014

November 9th we celebrate the 282nd Anniversary of the Foundation of the Redemptorist Congregation (1732) in Scala.

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St. John Neumann

Feast Day: 05 Jan 2015

St. John Neumann Feast Day 5th January. Read More About all Our Saints

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Blessed Peter Donders

Feast Day: 14 Jan 2015

Peter Donders was born in Tilburg, Holland, on 27th October 1809 of Arnold Denis Donders and Petronella van den Brekel. Because the family was poor, the two sons could be given little schooling but had to work for the support of the home. From an early age, however, Peter had formed the desire of becoming […]

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St Clement Hofbauer

Feast Day: 15 Mar 2015

The 15th of March,  is the feastday of St Clement Hofbauer. A look at the life of Clement Hofbauer can teach us much about a dream come true, about prayer and service, about perseverance in the Christian life, about becoming a saint by living each day as it comes, and using each moment of time […]

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Feast Day: 27 Jun 2015

Catholics can be inclined to put Mary the Mother of Jesus, on a pedestal; seeing her either as highly favoured – set apart from the grit and grime of everyday life or as simply passive, doing as she was told. Neither could be further from the truth. Read her response in Luke 1:46-55 when, as […]

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