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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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Two vocations retreats are coming up

From Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2, 2017, the Redemptorists will host a Come and See weekend at their St. Alphonsus Formation Residence in the Bronx, New York.

The weekend is a great opportunity to learn more about the community, to pray with the brothers, see where they study, and share in some service at a local Redemptorist parish. If you’re interested in participating or would like to learn more, please contact the Vocation Directors of the Baltimore and Denver Provinces.

A few weeks later the Redemptorists will host a Come and Pray discernment retreat  from Friday, April 7, through Sunday, April 9, 2017 (Passion Sunday). The retreat will take place at the Redemptorists’ National Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia.

St. John Neumann took the words Passion of Christ, strengthen me as his motto when he was consecrated bishop of Philadelphia on Passion Sunday in 1852.

The retreat is for young men (ages 18 to 40) who are interested in exploring the call to religious life as Redemptorists. For more information, please call our vocation office at 718-321-1394 or email us.


More information about the Come and See discovery weekend

Live for three days with our seminarians, priests, and brothers in a Redemptorist formation house—experiencing how we live and what we do.

You’ll see how our formation program operates, attend Friday classes with our students, and help them with their daily tasks. You’ll participate in ministry at a Redemptorist parish. You’ll hear presentations on the application process, financial responsibilities, and the ins and outs of community life. You’ll also have time to relax and socialize, ask questions, and express any concerns you may have.

Each day includes Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.

By the end of the weekend, you’ll understand more about what it means to be a Redemptorist.

We offer Come and See weekends each spring and fall semester.


More information about the Come and Pray discernment weekend

We offer space, time, and a quiet atmosphere to help you discern whether you have a vocation as a priest or brother—and whether the Redemptorists are for you.

Each Come and Pray weekend is designed to help you clarify and strengthen your relationship with God. We’ll explore the lives of saints and others who are models of true discipleship, often visiting the shrines of our American Redemptorist confreres and heroes, St. John Neumann in Philadelphia and Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in New Orleans.

These few days are an ideal opportunity to step away from your busy life and enter into a deeper relationship with our loving God.

We offer discernment weekends each spring and fall.