By Fr. Rich Luberti, C.Ss.R.
On November 6th, 2013 the Redemptorists from Seattle and Vancouver gathered at the cottage owned by the Edmonton-Toronto Redemptorists. The cottage is in Blaine, Washington which is about two hours north of Sacred Heart (Seattle) and about an hour south of OLPH (Vancouver). It is located on a body of water that is fed by the Pacific Ocean.
We gathered to celebrate the 281st Anniversary of the Foundation of our Congregation. The day began with a prayer service and sharing centered on the Founding of the Congregation and ended with Mass and an excellent supper prepared by Babu Matthew and Bill Comerford.
This was scheduled to be the first of many more gatherings with both communities. The next gathering is scheduled for December 16th, 2013 for a Redemptorist Retreat Day at Sacred Heart in Seattle.