The Redemptorists are missionaries from the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Founded in Italy, in 1732, by St. Alphonsus Liguori—the Redemptorists are sent to preach the good news of God’s love and plentiful Redemption to all people, especially the poor and abandoned.
The Redemptorists came to North America in 1832, and have since founded communities of men who have shared the message of God’s love and redemption in a variety of ways. Redemptorists have traditionally been involved in preaching at parish missions, but also run publishing houses, pastor parishes, engage in retreat ministry and itinerant preaching among migrant communities, and have worked with the deaf community, to name a few.
Today, the Redemptorists, which number about 5,000 brothers and priests in 77 countries, continue the good work of preaching the good news that Christ came to redeem us, to proclaim liberty to the captives, to give sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and proclaim that God’s reign is here and now (Lk 4:18-19).
Redemptorist Vocations: Ever consider a vocation as a religious brother or priest? The Redemptorist Missionaries, who staff St. Alphonsus Parish, invite you to discern with us. Learn more about the Redemptorists by visiting here, or contact one of the priests or brothers of our community.
The Redemptorists of Brooklyn Center are members of the Denver Province.
Resources: Liguori Publications