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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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Foreign missions

For more than 170 years Redemptorists have traveled from Europe and the United States to live and work with marginalized people around the world. The Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers of North America established missions in Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, the Antilles, Haiti, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Nigeria, and Ukraine.

There Redemptorists built schools, churches, and hospitals to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of local peoples. At the same time, Redemptorists worked to build native communities of priests and religious.

Those early efforts continue to bear fruit, most recently on August 1, 2010, when the Vice Province of Asuncion, Paraguay, became a full-fledged independent province within the worldwide Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. What began as a mission of the Baltimore Province more than 80 years ago has since grown to include 55 native-born Redemptorists and students.

Our missionary spirit is also expressed through the financial and educational support we’ve given to poorer Redemptorist brothers throughout the world.

Today more than 5,500 Redemptorist priests and brothers serve God’s poor and abandoned people in 82 countries.