The Redemptorists are a religious congregation of Catholic priests and brothers founded in southern Italy in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Liguori. One hundred years after its formation, six Redemptorists brought the ministry to America. And today, there are over 5,000 Redemptorists preaching in every corner of the globe.
The Denver Province was established in June of 1996 when the former St. Louis, Mo., and Oakland, Calif., provinces were merged. Denver was selected as the site for provincial headquarters because of its central location to both former provinces. In 2005, the Vice Province of New Orleans was consolidated. The Denver Province encompasses most of the continental United States as well as parts of Nigeria and the Amazon rain forest of Brazil.
Through parish mission preaching events, soup kitchens, senior services, retreats, marriage preparations, food banks, publications, youth outreach and a host of other ministries, the Redemptorists can be found delivering the Gospel message wherever it is needed. Their mission has remained for more than 275 years: To serve the poor and most abandoned.