Redemptorist spirituality course in Ukraine
A Redemptorist spirituality course was held in Ukraine on September 24-30 2017 for Redemptorists, Contemplative Redemptoristines from Lviv and Missionary Redemptoristines.
The course was organized by the Redemptorist Spirituality Center in Rome and given by Fr. Piotr Chyła, C.Ss.R. in collaboration with the Center for Apostolate and Spirituality of the Redemptorists of the Province of Warsaw, represented by Fr. Sylwester Cabala, C.Ss.R. It was attended by 34 confreres and sisters from Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia.
Lectures and prayers were held at the retreat house of the Lviv archdiocese in Brzuchowice on the outskirts of Lviv. Thanks to numerous conferences and presentations given by Fr. Piotr and Fr. Sylwester, the participants deepened their intellectual and spiritual formation and rediscovered the Redemptorist charism donated by the Holy Spirit to the founder of the Congregation, S. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori and to the foundress of the Order Bl. Maria Celeste Crostarosa.
Besides the background, the spiritual and personal history of the first Redemptorists and Redemptoristines, the spirituality of S. Gerard Majella, S. Clement Hoffbauer, S. Jan Neumann, as well as the Blessed martyrs from Spain, Ukraine and Slovakia was also presented.
It was stressed during the concluding meeting that the course was also a great opportunity of getting to know and strengthen the relationship among the three religious Communities within the Redemptorist Family. The participants expressed their joy of exploring the history and current activities of individual communities during the evening presentations.
Fr. Sylwester Cabała, Lubaszowa