Feast of St. Alphonsus, 2 August 1988
Monastery of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary
Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England
Let us continually recommend ourselves to our most loving Redeemer, hidden in the most Blessed Sacrament, and to the Blessed Virgin; for the members of the Congregation are obliged to have a most special love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and for the Immaculate Mary. Let us have great confidence. Jesus Christ has chosen us to be the great ones of His court: a certain proof of this is the protection which He gives to the Congregation, and to every member of it: Dominus illumination mea et salus mea: quem timebo? (Ps. xxvi. 1)."
From The True Redemptorist
by Our Holy Father St. Alphonsus,
Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Old Community Photos From 20 Years Ago
Outside the Monastery Chapel, Sheppey,
After the first Clothing Ceremony on 22 August 1988
Fr. Michael Mary and Fr. Anthony Mary, the first novice
"At the Refectory Fire", Br. John the Baptist, our second novice, clothed October 16 1988, now, Rev. Fr. Dom Christopher Andrews, O.S.B. "At the Clothes Line" Novice Reverend Father Anthony Mary, F.SS.R.
Br. Gerard Maria our third novice, clothed 16 October, 1988, cooks the dinner
"... Perfect Thy work, O Lord and for Thy glory make us all Thine own; so that all the members of this Congregation, even to the day of judgement, may continue to please Thee perfectly, and to gain for Thee a countless number of souls. Amen, amen."