Tuesday, February 27, 2007

An Invitation

Pen and ink drawing by Matthew Pleva '06
A while back I made mention of our profession ring, a rather unusual one for contemplative nuns and rather romantic too given its resemblance to the Irish Claddagh rings which have become so popular today. If you scroll down you will find the paper I wrote about the origin of our Redemptoristine profession ring. It offers a great deal of insight into our charism and the spirituality of the spousal metaphor. The article first appeared in the journal REVIEW FOR RELIGIOUS - Winter 2006.

I also take this occasion to invite you to explore the archives of this blog for other lengthy papers particularly one entitled "A Charism Illumined", also previously published by REVIEW FOR RELIGIOUS. Anyone curious about our foundress Maria Celeste Crostarosa (1696-1755) and St. Alphonsus de Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists, will also find in "The Hand of Grace" an informative study of their friendship and her influence with regard to the founding of his Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.

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