Redemptorist Region of Colombo
With Him is Plentiful Redemption
Welcome to the official website of the Redemptorist Region of Colombo. The Redemptorists are a religious congregation of priests and brothers within the Catholic Church founded by Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori who live in community for the sake of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially among people on the margins of society and church.
Redemptorists serve the poor and most spiritually abandoned. They work in parishes and shrines, minister to immigrants, preach parish missions and retreats, promote devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, and evangelise through traditional and new media. They strive to bring a message of hope and Good News to everyone they encounter: “In Him there is plentiful redemption” (Psalm 130:7)
The Vision Statement of the Redemptorists
Region of Colombo
Core Purpose of the Region
"Committing ourselves to the proclaiming of Plentiful Redemption of Christ to the most abandoned poor."
Core Values of the Region
Commitment to Christ, A life of Prayer, Community, A simple way of life, Bold Apostolic Zeal, Proclamation of the Good News to the Abandoned
Core Ministries of the Region
Parish Missions Apostolate, Retreats, Justice and Solidarity, Formation, Inter-Faith Dialogue
Pope Franci's Message to the Redemptorists
Addressing the newly elected General Council of the Redemptorists, Pope Francis encouraged them to “rethink” their Alphonsian charism in the light of the signs of the time and warns against the hardening of the heart which hinders the renewing action of the Spirit.
Missionaries of Hope
In the Footsteps of the Redeemer
The Redemptorists General Chapter, which was held in 2022 chose the theme for the new sexennium: “Missionaries of Hope in the Footsteps of the Redeemer”. It reflects the spirit of the discussions during the Chapter gathering and how Redemptorists wish to realise the missionary charism of St. Alphonsus de Liguori in today’s world, characterised by profound re-evaluations and social changes.
As a global missionary congregation, the Redemptorists are engaged in a wide range of ministries around the world.
Working in 80+
Redemptorists have been working in Sri Lanka for more than eighty years. They continue to serve the local and the universal Church based in this beautiful island nation.
St. Theresa's Church, Colombo
Sancta Maria Shrine, Kandy
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Hewadiwela