- a member of the “Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer,” founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori in 1732.
Origin of Redemptorist
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He was professed as a Redemptorist in 1950, and ordained a priest seven years later.Week in Death: The Peacemaker Priest
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Finally, the Redemptorist father came to Spain with me, and fifty other ransomed Christians.
Thereupon Richard confirmed the promise he had made of contributing five hundred ducats to the funds of the Redemptorist fathers.
A silver plate on the brick house next door says Redemptorist Fathers.Plum Pudding
Having soon after joined the Redemptorist congregation, Father Dechamps made his novitiate in 1835.
We were then students at the preparatory college of the Redemptorist order.
- RC Church a member of a religious congregation founded in 1732 to do missionary work among the poor
C19: from French redemptoriste, from Old French or Latin redemptor, from Latin redimere, see redeem
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Word Origin and History for redemptorist
member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (founded Naples, 1732, by St. Alphonsus Liguori), 1835 in English. Fem. form is Redemptoristine.
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