Redemptorists of Australia and New Zealand

Australia, New Zealand and Samoa

Province of Oceania

Bringing Good News to the World

Priests and Brothers

All Redemptorists are called to be apostles, prophets and missionaries. Some of us do this as brothers, while others are ordained priests. In both cases, our mission is with the poor and the excluded. And in both cases, we are called to live in a community that follows Christ the Redeemer.

While we have these aspects in common, there is variety in the way we actually go about our work among people.

We live a life of chastity and single-heartedness, a life of poverty and simplicity, a life of obedience and availability. We seek to make Christ and his Good News the centre of our lives so that we may better live for others.

Redemptorist priests and brothers are:

  • Apostles (witnesses to Christ in the action of their lives)
  • Prophets (calling life as it really is and how God is part of it all)
  • Missionaries (sent among the marginalised, the disparaged, the poor and abandoned)