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A member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, a Roman Catholic order founded in 1732 by Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787).

[French rédemptoriste, from Late Latin redēmptor, redeemer, from Latin, contractor, from redēmptus, past participle of redimere, to buy back; see redeem.]
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(Roman Catholic Church) 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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(rɪˈdɛmp tər ɪst)

a member of the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, an order of priests and lay brothers founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori in 1732.
[1825–35; < French rédemptoriste < Late Latin redēmptor (Latin redēm-, variant s. of redimere to redeem)]
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a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, a Catholic order devoted to the education of the poor.
See also: Monks and Nuns
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'Otherwise, the icon will be secured by the Redemptorists until the altar is ready for her return,' it said.
Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish in Magallanes Village, Makati City, in solemn commemoration of the Feast of Saint Alphonsus (San Alfonso) Maria de Liguori, a Doctor of the Church and founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, also known as the Redemptorists.
Led by the Redemptorists, the mission will give parishioners a chance to renew their faith over a week packed full of church activities.
I wanted to see the Christian response to the crisis, so I interviewed church leaders, priests and other Redemptorists working in the migrant community.
The Redemptorists are calling on Filipinos to wake up and fight the culture of impunity and violence in the country.
Redemptorists from Clonard Monastery will be available for confession and a chat at the Kennedy Centre in West Belfast next weekend.
I had, and have, plenty of support--from my siblings; from one or two close friends; from the leadership of the Association of Catholic Priests, who were solidly on my side; largely from the members of my own congregation; the Redemptorists; and great numbers of people around the country who still contact me.
The Congregation is also known as the Transalpine Redemptorists and has about fifteen members.
In sections on geographies, the arts, and instruments, they consider such topics as devotions and the old rite, the Redemptorists and the shaping of Irish popular devotion 1851-1965, the visual rhetoric of medals representing 19th-century Marian apparitions, the instruments of medieval revivalism in 19th-century art and architecture, and religious emblems and cultural identity in Northern Ireland.
But now the Roman Catholic Redemptorists Congregation of priests is leaving and the Hawkstone Hall estate will ?nd only its fourth new owner for more than 550 years.