Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer

Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer

The Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer (Latin: "Filii Sanctissimi Redemptoris", Latin siglum: F.SS.R.), formerly the Transalpine Redemptorists, [ [ Transalpine Redemptorists at home: No more servants, but sons. (Gal. IV:7)] ] are a religious order based on Papa Stronsay in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. Their rule is based on that of St. Alphonsus Liguori, although they have no formal connection to the Redemptorist order.


The congregation was erected as "Transalpine Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (C.SS.R.)" 2 August 1988 by Father Michael Sim C.SS.R. as a traditionalist Catholic Redemptorist religious community affiliated with Society of St. Pius X, hence "Transalpine Redemptorists". The previous year, 3 December 1987 archbishop Marcel Lefebvre had officially blessed the undertaking of the foundation.

Originally based at the Mother of Perpetual Succour Monastery in Joinville, France until 11 August 1999, they eventually relocated to the Monastery of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Isle of Sheppey, Kent and ultimately established themselves permanently at Papa Stronsay in 1999.

The congregation was able to buy the island for £ 250,000 with assistance of a large number of contributors. There they operate the Golgotha Monastery, and publish "The Catholic", a monthly since 1982. They further actively promote the Redemptorist "Purgatorian Archconfraternity".

However, after petitioning the Holy See for reconciliation in June 2008, Pope Benedict XVI accepted their petition and declared them in "canonical good standing" within the Roman Catholic Church. [ [ Transalpine Redemptorists at home: Canonical Good Standing] ] After this, their name was changed to "Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer (F.SS.R.)" and officially a new congregation was setup by the church hierarchy. Minor changes to their religious habit were made in order to make the difference to the official Redemptorist congregation clearer.

The order has recently established a second monastery in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It currently has sixteen members with diverse international backgrounds


External links

* [ Transalpine Redemptorists, Golgotha Monastery, Papa Stronsay, Orkney Scotland] (official website)
* [ Transalpine Redemptorists at home] (official blog)
* [ Purgatorian Archconfraternity] (official website)
* [ "Monks' work continues to develop Golgotha island monastery"] (news report in "The Orcadian")
* [ Traditional Catholic Monks of Papa Stronsay, Scotland] (YouTube video)

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