September 29, in Poland. Fr. Dariusz Paszyński C.Ss.R., vicar provincial of the Province of Warsaw concelebrated with Fr. Andrzej Kowalski and Fr. Jarosław Liebersbach (the former and the present chaplains of the Sisters) the solemn Mass to commemorate the O.Ss.R. presence in Poland – first in Tuchów and then in the newly-built monastery in Bielsko-Biała.
Fr. Václav Hypius, CSsR, the Redemptorist Provincial and President of the Conference of Major Religious Superiors of Slovakia, blessed an icon of the Redemptoristine Nuns’ Foundress on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the anniversary of the death of Bl. Maria Celeste Crostarosa, on 14 September 2019. This icon is on the right-hand side of the monastery church in Kežmarok and was painted by the artist and sculptor Jaroslav Halmo.
Sr. Maria Augustine made her solemn profession in Lviv in the church of St. Josafath, on September 21. Sister joined the Redemptoristines’ community in Bielsko-Biała (Poland) in 2013, made her first profession here in 2016, and on September 21, 2019, she dedicated herself to the Lord forever and took the new name of Maria Augustine. The liturgy was celebrated by the Greek-Catholic Metropolitan of Lviv, Mons.Igor Woźniak, C.Ss.R. Our sisters from Bielsko were present with the prioress, Sr. Urszula Nowińska. Father Darek Paszyński concelebrated the Byzantine Liturgy representing the C.Ss.R. Province of Warsaw.