Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer
For Redemptoristine Nuns (Order of the Most Holy Redeemer) and Redemptorist Priests and Brothers (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer) this is a tremendous feast. With one accord, throughout the world we sing the great hymn, "I Know that My Redeemer lives; what joy that blest assurance gives. He lives, He lives, who once was dead. I know that my Redeemer lives."
With our Redemptorist brothers we pray today especially for the poor and most abandoned and all those places where people suffer war and violence, poverty and deprivation, and the effects of the ravages of nature and human beings on the precious environment that sustains them. May all of us be blessed with that "assurance" mentioned in the hymn, to know that our Redeemer lives and is initmately present to us all.