Catholic Review Online: Monsignor Bastress awarded Redemptorists’ highest honor
This story was posted today by George P. Matysek, Jr. who reveals that Msgr. has been made an "Oblate of the Most Holy Redeemer."
In recognition of Monsignor Bastress’s work at the parish and his support for the sainthood causes of St. Neumann and Blessed Seelos, the Redemptorists enrolled Monsignor Bastress as an “Oblate of the Most Holy Redeemer” during a Sept. 12 Mass at the parish attended by Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden.Read the entire article. Msgr. is a "miracle worker" himself! Visit the Church and marvel at the new stained glass windows going in!
“It’s the greatest honor the Redemptorists can bestow,” said Redemptorist Father Patrick Woods, leader of his religious community’s New York-based Province of Baltimore.
“It makes him an honorary Redemptorist,” Father Woods said. “It’s kind of like a knighthood.”
Father Woods noted that only one or two people a year are nominated for the honor. Only the Redemptorist superior general in Rome can confirm a nomination, he said.