Being a Resurrectionist
Being a member of the Congregation of the Resurrection, a religious community within the Roman Catholic Faith tradition, enables members to lives lives of genuine love, service and freedom.
Membership in the community requires a substantial period of formation. During this time the novice (aspiring member) will take temporary vows. Those vows will one day be permanent. The vows are at the heart of our existence. Many in the world around us perceive the vows as “restrictive”, however, those of us who choose to live the vows know that they give us the freedom to live in profound love and service and the freedom to be prayerful followers of Jesus Christ.
As you read about the vows in this section, please remember that although we take vows and live them intensively, we believe that every Christian can live according to the spirit of these vows. In fact, we understand that these vows can be true guide-posts in the lived experience of Christianity for any person.
In this section of the site, we urge you to read about our vows. If you have questions or wonder if our vowed life is for you please do not hesitate to contact us. We will happily speak with you and help you to understand who we are in order for you to make a decision about your life.
VIdeos honouring our 2011 Jubilarians:
- Fr. James Johnstone CR - 60 years
- Fr. John Miles CR - 60 years
- Fr. Alex McCauley CR - 50 years
- Fr. Charlie Fedy CR - 50 years
- Fr. Ernest Varosi CR - 50 years
- Fr. Gary Palangio CR - 50 years
- Br. Harry Chisholm CR - 50 years
- Fr. Raymond Reitzel CR - 50 years
- Fr. Tim Uniac CR - 25 years
Resources / Links:
- Our Charism Statement
- Our Constitutions
- Our Mission Statement
- Our "Vision of Hope"
- Continuing a "Vision of Hope"
- Our Resurrection Prayer
- Spiritual Legacy of our Founder Bogdan Janski
- Our U.S.A. brothers
- Our brothers in Poland
- Our International Community
- Resurrectionist Sisters
- Resurrection College, Waterloo Ontario
Lives That Shaped Us
Father Vern Brunning
Father Vern died in 2007. He entered the seminary after serving in the air force during World War II. His ministry was primarily in parishes in Southern Ontario, Bermuda and Kentucky. He was always concerned about local social issues and initiated and promoted programs to assist the needy.
Father George Nowak
was ordained in Poland in 1975. He has served the community in our local polish parishes, and is now serving as pastor at St. Mary's in Kitchener.