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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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Happy Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori!

Gaze at the passion…you will find there all the reasons to love God.

— St. Alphonsus Liguori

Today in 1787, St. Alphonsus Liguori died at the age of 91. Born the son of a naval officer and a devout mother, he founded the Redemptorists on November 9, 1732, in the hills outside of Naples. His mission was simple — to bring the good news of the abundant love of God to the poor and the forgotten. In the almost 280 years since that day, thousands of men have followed in his footsteps. More than 5,300 Redemptorist priests and brothers in 76 countries worldwide continue his mission today, giving their lives to share the message of plentiful redemption for all.

St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us!


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.