On 15th March 2020, we Redemptorists will remember the 200th anniversary of the Death of St Clement Maria Hofbauer. The great Apostle of Warsaw and Vienna, who we venerate as our ‘second founder’ was a great Missioner who made, not just for Redemptorists, but to the whole Church important contributions to the Spiritual Life, but above all for the work of Evangelisation. He is also an Intercessor for the challenging process of change in our Congregation.
Vienna-Munich Province is preparing a weekend of celebrations, and we invite confreres, and friends of the Redemptorists to join us. Fr General Michael Brehl and other members of the General Government will take part.
The arrival day is Thursday 12th March, and departure Monday 16th March 2020. We have reserved rooms in two Retreat houses in Vienna.
On Friday evening we will celebrate Vespers in St Ursula’s Church, were St Clement worked in his final years. On Saturday we’ll travel to places associated with his early years. In Klosterbruck, near Znaim in the Czech Republic, the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn will celebrate Mass with us. Finally, on Sunday morning, a procession from Maria am Gestade to St Stephan’s Cathedral is planned, were Fr Johannes Römelt will preside at Mass, and Fr General will preach.
Between the various items in the program, there will many opportunities to meet members of our Redemptorist family and to get to know more about St Clement.
If you would like to take part in the celebrations, please register as soon as possible with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org As a contribution to the costs of Food and Accommodation we ask for a contribution of €400 per person. More information will be sent to those registered in January 2020.