Redemptorists

The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Latin: Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris; CSsR),[1] commonly known as the Redemptorists, is a religious congregation of the Catholic Church, dedicated to missionary work and founded by Alphonsus Liguori at Scala, near Amalfi, Italy, for the purpose of labouring among the neglected country people around Naples. Members of the congregation are Catholic priests and consecrated religious brothers and minister in more than 100 countries.

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer
Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris
AbbreviationCSsR
Formation9 November 1732; 289 years ago (9 November 1732)
FounderAlphonsus Liguori
TypeClerical religious congregation of pontifical right (for men)
HeadquartersRome, Italy
Membership
5,010 (2017)[lower-alpha 1]
Superior general
Michael Brehl
Websitecssr.news

The Redemptorists are especially dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Help and were appointed by Pope Pius IX in 1865 as both custodians and missionaries of the icon of that title, which is enshrined at the Redemptorist Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Rome. Many Redemptorist churches are dedicated to her under that title.


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