The Redemptorists are missionaries from the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Founded in Italy, in 1732, by St. Alphonsus Liguori—the Redemptorists are sent to preach the good news of God’s love and plentiful Redemption to all people, especially the poor and abandoned.
The Redemptorists came to North America in 1832, and have since founded communities of men who have shared the message of God’s love and redemption in a variety of ways. Redemptorists have traditionally been involved in preaching at parish missions, but also run publishing houses, pastor parishes, engage in retreat ministry and itinerant preaching among migrant communities, and have worked with the deaf community, to name a few.
Today, the Redemptorists, which number about 5,000 brothers and priests in 77 countries, continue the good work of preaching the good news that Christ came to redeem us, to proclaim liberty to the captives, to give sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and proclaim that God’s reign is here and now (Lk 4:18-19).
The Redemptorists of Brooklyn Center are members of the Denver Province.
Resources: Liguori Publications