In Canada, how Redemptorists and Lay People proclaim together
the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Most Abandoned?
In Canada, the three units of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Rédemptorists) work together with a reorganization of the presence on the territory since 2015. We are of two official languages and two religious rites: the province of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is French-speaking and those of Edmonton-Toronto and Yorkton are anglophone; the two first are of rite Latin-catholic and Yorkton is of rite greco-catholic. Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré desert Quebec and New Brunswick. Edmonton-Toronto is present at Newfoundland, and of Ontario to Vancouver. Yorkton has communities in the Canadian west.
Here some examples of joint services. Since decades, the sanctuary of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a place of collaboration enter the units of North America. Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Edmonton-Toronto have a service of pastoral vocationnelle in common. A first meeting of the Canadian fellow-members took place of 19 at April 21, 2016, with Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and other meetings are envisaged. All the units of North America (Canada, the United States and the Caribbean English) have a joint noviciate in Toronto. In November 2010, about thirty fellow-members animated the great mission in the diocese of Grouard-McLennan.
After years of presence near the autochtones with Elsipogtog (New Brunswick) and Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), for some time, a fellow-member is present near the autochtones north of Alberta and another at Inuits (North-West Territories).
REDEMPTORISTS NEWS OF CANADA :
Meeting, April 19-21 2016
Ordination Joseph Manh, Avril 24 2016
The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (The Redemptorists) from the beginning has always been close to the people, particularly the poor and abandoned, and has always sought collaboration with the laity in its apostolic work. It will be sufficient to recall, for example, what Alphonsus accomplished with the ‘evening chapels’ in Naples to realize how much he had at heart this nearness to and sharing with the abandoned ... St. Clement, especially during his period in Vienna, always sought to associate with the laity and to involve them in his multiple apostolic work so as to have a more profound and lasting effect on the European society of his time.
I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Mt 28:19-20)
Inspired by the words of Lumen Gentium that “all of Christ’s followers…are invited and bound to pursue holiness and the perfect fulfillment of their proper state,” (LG 40) many Institutes of Consecrated Life have made more deliberate and planned efforts to share their life and mission with lay people.
Called into Life-Gaving Communion
Called to Effective Mission
Document : " Called into Communion For Mission "
Eumir Bautista, C.Ss.R.
Religious vows, August 2015
Document : " A Month of Prayer for Vocations "