New Oratory of the Holy Redeemer in Goya, Argentina


On the sixth day of the novena to St. Roque and St. Hyacinth, August 13, 2020, the oratory “Holy Redeemer” was blessed in the Parish School La Rotonda. The celebration was linked with a Mass presided by the Bishop of Goya, Monsignor Adolfo Ramon Canecin. The Redemptorist Missionary Priests Boris Javier Escobar Cejas and Alfredo Reyna concelebrated. Some members of the educational community were able to follow the celebration through the social networks, in compliance with the protocol of the current health measures.

Redemptorist Family – Goya 2019

“The best blessing is the Mass celebrated here and we are going to bless so that the real presence of Jesus remains” in this oratory  – said the bishop – “I am a witness of the immense joy of this educational community to have destined this place for an oratory.

He later emphasized that “The Lord will be really present in his Eucharistic presence, for the prayer and contemplation of students and teachers or someone from the staff, so that he can come here to vent his heart and, to find his soul what it needs for the mind and heart”.

“The Lord confirms the joy, joy, and jubilation for the reunion, which is no small thing because when we love each other we are happy to meet,” he emphasized.

Bishop encouraged the teachers to “feel that the Lord is telling them ‘this is from God and this is wanted by God,’ as well as being wanted by you. Therefore one can experience joy, happiness, and peace, which is the expression and fruit of the Holy Spirit,” he affirmed.

Referring to the proclaimed Gospel, the bishop said that “Forgiveness is very restorative”, so we have to ask God for the “grace to forgive and as the fruit of forgiveness comes reconciliation, the restoration of relationships, we can look into each other’s eyes, treat each other again and that heals the wounds”. He affirmed that “the true beauty is not to have had wounds” but that “the true beauty is to have restored the wounds, with forgiveness, love, and reconciliation”.


The Redemptorists arrived in Argentina on October 25, 1883, in Buenos Aires from the Province of Cologne, Germany. There were four Redemptorists to begin a foundation which was called the Vice-Province of El Plata. They established themselves in a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Las Victorias, the present Provincial House, and the parish.

On May 11, 1929, the community was founded in Goya, a city in the Province of Corrientes in northeastern Argentina, on the banks of the Paraná River, about 750 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

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