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Since 1732, the Redemptorists — a congregation of missionary priests and brothers — have followed in Jesus’ footsteps, preaching the Word and serving the poor and most abandoned.
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Category: Saints

Feast day: September 26

Kaspar Stanggassinger entered the Congregation with the intention of preaching the Gospel to the most abandoned. Instead, his superiors appointed him to form future missionaries. In addition to teaching, he gave pastoral assistance at churches in neighboring villages, especially by preaching. He was deeply devoted to the Eucharist, and in his preaching he invited all to have recourse to the Blessed Sacrament in times of need and anxiety. [read more]


Feast day: September 11

“Live as though I, not you, lived in yourself.”

These words to Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa from Jesus sum up the meaning of being a living memory of Christ. From her earliest memories she was aware [read more]


August 25 is the memorial of Blessed Methodius Dominic Trčka, C.Ss.R. On April 24, 2001, in the presence of Pope St. John Paul II, the decree of martyrdom was promulgated for five Redemptorists: four Ukrainians and one Czech, Father Methodius Dominic Trčka.

Father Trčka was born July 6, 1886, in Frydlant nad Ostravici, in Moravia, now the Czech Republic. In 1902 he joined the Redemptorists, made his profession August 25, 1904, and was ordained in Prague, July 17, 1910.

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Feast day: August 1

Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, the founder of the Redemptorists, was born in 1696 near Naples, Italy, the son of a captain in the Royal Navy and a very devoted mother from a noble family in the city. His [read more]


This Italian blessed was a contemporary of St. Alphonsus Liguori and became a Redemptorist one year after the congregation was founded.

He was beatified by Pope St. John Paul II on May 12, 1996.

Gennaro Sarnelli was born in [read more]