Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of the Roman Catholic missionary congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (i.e. Jesus Christ), founded in 1732 by Saint Alphonsus Maria of Liguori

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, founded in Naples in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liquori. It was introduced onto the United States in 1832 at Detroit. The Fathers of the Congregation devote themselves to preaching to the neglected, esp. in missions and retreats, and are forbidden by their rule to engage in the instruction of youth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a Roman Catholic order founded by Alfonso Maria da Liguori of Naples in 1732.

Etymologies

French rédemptoriste, from Late Latin redēmptor, redeemer, from Latin, contractor, from redēmptor, past participle of redimere, to buy back; see redeem.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French Rédemptoriste, from Italian Redentorista, from redentore ("redeemer, savior") (notably the Messiah, Christ; from Latin redēmptor, from redēmptus, perfect passive participle of redimō ("redeem, buy back"), itself from re- ("back; again") + emō ("buy; gain, take, procure")) + -ista ("-ist"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (also called the Redemptorist church, popularly known as the Baclaran church) is one of the largest churches in the Philippines.

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  • Redemptorist church in Boston, the order started receiving numerous calls and emails from Catholics protesting the funeral.

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  • I used to attend the 11-am Sunday Mass at the Redemptorist Church when I was still single.

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  • She is suing the Redemptorist Order which runs the church, two priests and six church-goers who allegedly helped in the ritual.

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  • They can't even call themselves Redemptorists any longer, and they are more Redemptorist than those who own the official name.

    The Journeys of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer

  • In Cumberland and in Annapolis , he also served as prefect of Redemptorist seminarians.

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  • Due to opposition from Redemptorist superiors it was never published and was given to us by the late Fr A.J. Cummins C.SS.R. for this purpose.

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  • Meet Father Joe, then, larger than life, tough-minded and outspoken, the Redemptorist-trained Catholic priest who embraces with catholic (small "c") enthusiasm the teachings and practices of the Buddha and Islam where they square with his own passion for human justice.

    Peter Clothier: It's the Humanity, Stupid!

  • Useful today when I was on a quick visit to the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson but would be a major temptation on a real retreat...

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  • Father Alec Reid, a member of the Redemptorist Order and a close friend of Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein leader, was involved in angry exchanges with members of the audience at a public meeting in Belfast.

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