The Redemptorists

The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer - the Redemptorists.

The Redemptorists, founded by St Alphonsus Liguori in 1732 in Scala, Italy, is a Roman Catholic religious congregation of priests and brother. The name Redemptorist comes from the full title:Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.

Alphonsus was a man of rare zeal - a preacher, teacher, theologian, musician, and poet. He was keen that his congregation would be at the service of those with little or no spiritual help. In his times these were the people who lived in the country districts around Naples. He dreamed that one day he would go as far as China as a missionary, something that has been fulfilled by Redemptorists today.

Although the congregation was founded in the Kingdom of Naples and spread across Europe, then to America, today it is growing in Africa, Asia, and South America. The Redemptorists arrived in Britain in 1843 and today has about seventy members. Worldwide, the congregation has a membership of around six thousand priests and brothers. In every place our priority is for those who are abandoned, powerless and oppressed.


Copiosa Apud Eum Redemptio - With him there is plentiful redemption.

These words are the motto of, and incorporated into the seal of, the Redemptorists. They were chosen by St Alphonsus to guide the congregation he founded, as they expressed his own most profound experience of God.

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