Redemptorist Region of Colombo

Sri Lanka

With Him is Plentiful Redemption

(Psalm 130:7)

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.

Who are the Redemptorists?

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. Redemptorists serve the poor and most spiritually abandoned. We work in parishes and shrines, minister to immigrants, preach parish missions and retreats, promote devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, and evangelize through traditional and new media. Following in the footsteps of St. Alphonsus Liguori and 17 other confreres who have been canonized or beatified, approximately 5,300 Redemptorists serve in 82 countries throughout the world. Our brothers and priests bring a message of hope and Good News to everyone they encounter: “In Him there is plentiful redemption” (Psalm 130:7).

Witnesses of the
Holy Redeemer in a Wounded World

The theme chosen by the Redemptorists for 2016 – 2022 “Witnesses of the Redeemer: in Solidarity for Mission to a Wounded World” – seeks to inspire and challenge the Redemptorist Family to a new missionary solidarity and availability for the sake of the Mission, as well as a conversion of minds, hearts and practices for the renewal and revitalisation of Redemptorist Consecrated Life.

Redemptorists Worldwide

As a global missionary congregation, the Redemptorists are engaged in a wide range of ministries around the world.

Working in 80+
Countries

4500+
Missionaries

5
Conferences

700+
Missionary Communities

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

Latest News

Feast of Saint Alphonsus 2022

On August 1, the Region of Colombo celebrated the Feast of St Alphonsus. Eleven confreres led by the Regional Superior, Fr Shiran Fonseka, gathered for mass at the Region’s missionary [...]

New Bishop of Kandy visits the CSsR Studentate

The new Bishop of Kandy, Sri Lanka, Rt. Rev. Dr. Valence Mendis paid a visit to our Redemptorist Studentate in Kandy, in the Region of Colombo, on 9th February 2022, just three weeks after his installation in the diocese. After informally conversing with our students, he blessed the new plaques of our entrance. Later he joined at dinner with the Studentate community and had pleasant things to say about the Redemptorists. This is his first visit to a religious community in the diocese as the new Bishop of Kandy.

Fr Shanti Abeyasingha’s 60th Anniversary of Profession

Fr. Shanti Abeyasingha from the Region of Colombo, celebrated his 60th anniversary of profession on Wednesday, February 2 (the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord) at Sancta Maria in Kandy, where he resides.  Ten confreres from the Region gathered to celebrate with Fr. Shanti, who renewed the vows which he first professed on February 2, 1962.

Let us listen to the Holy Spirit by listening to one another!

Fr. Vimal Tirimanna, C.Ss.R., member of the Theological Commission for the Synod on Synodality, in the interview for Scala News shares his impressions from the opening ceremony on October 9-10. He explains the synodal process and its relevance for our Redemptorist Congregation.

Ordinations of Kasun and Aruna in the Region of Colombo

On Tuesday, September 14, Deacon Kasun Dananjaya was ordained in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ragama and on Tuesday, September 28, Deacon Aruna Jayan was ordained in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kandawala.  Both were ordained by Bishop Cletus Perera, OSB, the Bishop of Ratnapura.

New Missionary Community in Hewadiwela

The Region of Colombo celebrated the opening of a new missionary community and outreach on Sunday, July 12, by accepting the pastoral responsibility for the parish of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Hewadiwela in the Diocese of Ratnapura.