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THE ORDER OF THE MOST HOLY REDEEMER - THE REDEMPTORISTINES, ARE ENCLOSED CONTEMPLATIVE RELIGIOUS WOMEN.
OUR LIFE IS CENTRED AROUND THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS, THE EUCHARIST, PERSONAL PRAYER AND CONTEMPLATION
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We are consecrated to the DIVINE WORSHIP, specially commissioned to celebrate this public prayer of praise and intercession in the name of all, including those who do not pray.
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Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa
- Foundress of the Redemptoristine Nuns
Feast day: September 11
“Live as though I, not you, lived in yourself.”
These words to Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa from Jesus sum up the meaning of being a living memory of Christ. From her earliest memories she was aware of her special relationship with Jesus.
Giulia Crostarosa (later to be known as Maria Celeste) was born the 10th of 12 children in 1696 in the Kingdom of Naples. She was the darling of the family: bright, high-spirited, intelligent, the leader of the brood. But what depths hid beneath the surface: a burning love, humble piety, a pure heart.
Giulia gave her heart to her Beloved when He said, “Do not love any creature; love only Me. Imitate My life and unite whatever you do with the works of My life.”