The Redemptorists are a religious congregation of priests and brothers within the Catholic Church who live in community for the sake of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially among people on the margins of society and church.

Founded in southern Italy in 1732 by St Alphonsus Liguori, Redemptorists are in a majority of countries across the world. Most of our members belong to the Roman Church (Rite), but we have members also in other Churches (Rites) who are in communion with the Holy See.

The Redemptorists came to Australia in 1882.

Our full name is The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer – in Latin Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris from which come the letters C.Ss.R.  These letters designate membership in the Congregation. They also form the basis of our web address,

Who are the Redemptorists? Who are they called to serve?

Vocation contact

You are welcome to E-mail, phone, write to or visit any Redemptorist. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

10 Majella Court
KEW, Victoria. 3101
Australia (Ph) +61 (0) 3 9816 9342

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