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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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279 years young

Happy “birthday” to all Redemptorists and our collaborators around the world!

Today is the 279th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. St. Alphonsus Liguori’s dream became a reality on this day in 1732 when he and a handful of followers first began to live and work toward one goal: preaching the good news of God’s plentiful redemption to all, especially to the poor and most abandoned.

Since then, St. Alphonsus’ spiritual sons have multiplied and spread throughout the world. We’re now 5,300 strong serving in 76 countries!

We thank God for the blessings of these last 279 years and ask the intercession of Our Mother of Perpetual Help as we continue following in the footsteps of Our Redeemer.

Prayer for Vocations to the Redemptorist Family

Provident God,
you spoke your dream of plentiful redemption
in Jesus Christ.
Your Spirit ignited the heart of St. Alphonsus,
inspiring him to found a family in the Church
dedicated to proclaiming the good news
of plentiful redemption to the most abandoned.
Raise up among us
strong women and men of faith,
afire with love for you
and zeal for the mission of proclaiming your word
among those who do not know you,
or who need to hear your word proclaimed anew.
Guide men to respond with generosity
as vowed Redemptorist priests and brothers,
and women and men to serve in joy and hope
as partners in the Redemptorist mission.
We ask this in the name of Jesus,
your Word, who is our Life.