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Biological Warfare!

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

An annual problem in the Papa Stronsay greenhouse is the Red Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae). This mite is very small and reproduces rapidly. It feeds on the cell-material of all kinds of plants, killing the cells on which they feed. When gathered in their hundreds-of-thousands, you can imagine the havoc they can wreak in the greenhouse! We do not use chemical sprays in our greenhouse, so each year we have to introduce a second mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis, which is the natural arch-enemy of the Red Spider Mite.  It can be ordered...

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The Pope on Capitol Hill–Part 2

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Our guest blogger today is Daniel Imwalle, assistant editor of St. Anthony Messenger. To see Part 1 of this article, please click here. The pope’s address to Congress may be an opportunity to expand upon his critique of trickle-down economics. In his first papal exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis pointed out that blindly putting trust in the invisible hand of the free market “expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system....

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The Pope on Capitol Hill–Part 2

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Our guest blogger today is Daniel Imwalle, assistant editor of St. Anthony Messenger. To see Part 1 of this article, please click here. The pope’s address to Congress may be an opportunity to expand upon his critique of trickle-down economics. In his first papal exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis pointed out that blindly putting trust in the invisible hand of the free market “expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system....

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How do we handle immigration?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

You can’t hardly go a day or two without seeing something in the headlines that relates to immigration. And it’s not just in the US that this is happening, but around the world. People are looking for stability and safety and many times aren’t finding it in their home country. It can be confusing for us as Catholic Christians to know what our response ought to be. Should we let everyone who wants to live here settle in? Can we handle the influx of humanity? Do we view this as a problem or do we look at this as an opportunity that needs to be...

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How do we handle immigration?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

You can’t hardly go a day or two without seeing something in the headlines that relates to immigration. And it’s not just in the US that this is happening, but around the world. People are looking for stability and safety and many times aren’t finding it in their home country. It can be confusing for us as Catholic Christians to know what our response ought to be. Should we let everyone who wants to live here settle in? Can we handle the influx of humanity? Do we view this as a problem or do we look at this as an opportunity that needs to be...

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Love at the Heart of L’Arche

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Today’s blog is from the book The Gospel of John, The Gospel of Relationship by Jean Vanier. At L’Arche we discovered quite early the importance of the washing of the feet. It is especially important for us because the people we serve are living with a disability of some sort, and may not always understand the Word of God or a text. So the gesture accompanying a text takes on a new importance. In washing each other’s feet on the Thursday before Easter, we have discovered that it is a moment of grace, an important moment, something that...

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General Council of the Congregation

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Notice The General Chapter of the Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer are happy to announce the election of the General Consultors of the Congregation. Vicar General: Very Reverend Father Anthony Mary, F.SS.R. First Consultor: Reverend Father Magdala Maria, F.SS.R. Second Consultor: Reverend Brother Nicodemus Mary, F.SS.R. Third Consultor: Reverend Brother Martin Mary, F.SS.R.  The term of the Offices is for six...

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General Council of the Congregation

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Notice The General Chapter of the Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer are happy to announce the election of the General Consultors of the Congregation. Vicar General: Very Reverend Father Anthony Mary, F.SS.R. First Consultor: Reverend Father Magdala Maria, F.SS.R. Second Consultor: Reverend Brother Nicodemus Mary, F.SS.R. Third Consultor: Reverend Brother Martin Mary, F.SS.R.  The term of the Offices is for six...

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Meeting God in the Middle

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a fourth-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve been told by Christians of all denominations that what God desires most for all of His children is a deep and loving relationship with God. I’ve also lost count of the number of different ways that people have said we go about developing our...

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Meeting God in the Middle

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a fourth-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve been told by Christians of all denominations that what God desires most for all of His children is a deep and loving relationship with God. I’ve also lost count of the number of different ways that people have said we go about developing our...

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Habemus Patrem!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer are pleased and proud to announce that today, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, the election of the Rector Major of the Congregation was held on the Holy Island of Papa Stronsay, overseen by His Lordship Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen, and that Very Rev Fr Michael Mary, F.SS.R. was elected to govern our Congregation for a further six years.  Deo Gratias et Mariæ! The newly elected Rector Major, Very Rev. Fr Michael Mary, F.SS.R., kneels before the altar and makes the acts of Profession of...

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Papal Visit in September

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Pope Francis is coming in September. There’s lots of excitement and plans are now finalized for the most part. Today, Franciscan Media received an attractive mailing from the USCCB Communications Office describing all the preparations already made and asking the question: Are you ready? Catholic News Service is preparing for complete coverage of the Papal visit from Rome, to Havana, to Washington, New York and Philadelphia. News releases will be in English and Spanish with some coverage in French. Experienced journalists and photographers...

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Latin Tweet from Pope Francis

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Rancisrancis tweeted: Viam amori Dei in cordibus nostris demus ut demus ex nostris cordibus aliis nosmetipsos. Discuss! (Hint… note the style!)...

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Latin Tweet from Pope Francis

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Rancisrancis tweeted: Viam amori Dei in cordibus nostris demus ut demus ex nostris cordibus aliis nosmetipsos. Discuss! (Hint… note the style!)...

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Pope Francis’ General Audience on the divorced and remarried

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Buy this if you haven’t already.If you have already bought it, buy more copies and give them to people. At his Wednesday General Audience, His Holiness Pope Francis spoke on the situation of the divorced and civilly remarried.   The MSM has inadequate reports about what the Pope said. First, let’s be clear about something. People who marry in the Church and then civilly divorce and then civilly marry someone else, are out of sync with their true spouse, with the Church, and the Christ.  They are still married to their true spouse...

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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."