Denver Province Redemptorists congratulate one of their own
The Redemptorists of the Denver Province are celebrating Pope Benedict XVI’s appointment of their brother, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., as the metropolitan archbishop of Indianapolis.
The Denver Province headquarters is making plans for a contingent of Redemptorists from around the world to attend Archbishop Tobin’s installation on Dec. 3 in Indianapolis. The Denver Province of the order covers most of the United States. Members also serve in Rome, Brazil, Nigeria and Thailand.
“We are so proud that (Archbishop Tobin) was selected for this position, and we’re looking forward to welcoming him home to the United States,” said Redemptorist Father Harry Grile, provincial superior of the Denver Province.
Archbishop Tobin was ordained a Redemptorist priest in 1978. After serving in pastoral positions for 10 years, he was elected in 1990 to the General Council of the order, which is officially called the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. He was elected superior general of the order in 1997, and served in that capacity for 12 years. Two years ago, Pope Benedict named him an archbishop, and appointed him as secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, which is responsible for overseeing the life and work of nearly 1 million consecrated men and women worldwide.
The Redemptorists’ Denver Province headquarters is located in southeast Denver and the priests there help out at parishes. The Redemptorists also promote devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help at a monthly novena and Mass at Queen of Peace Church in Aurora.