The Redemptorists, officially known as the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, trace their roots back to 1732 when they were founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori in Italy. Their mission is to proclaim the Good News of Redemption especially to the most abandoned and, in particular, the economically poor.
The group, popular from the very start because of their saintly and charismatic founder, soon spread from the shadow of Mount Vesuvius throughout the Italian peninsula. In the late 1700s, Redemptorists began ministries in German-speaking regions as well as in Poland. They came to the United States in 1832.
Redemptorists staff many Catholic parishes and are known as outstanding mission preachers, retreat masters, and parish missionaries.
To learn more about the Redemptorists: www.redemptorists-denver.org