Welcome to our website. While serving the People of God throughout North America, we have had the opportunity to meet many different families. The moments of introduction have been quite similar. The people will mention their career or school, and sometimes, their hometown. If the name sounds familiar, we’ll ask if they’re related to so-and-so; usually, they will ask if we know a priest with whom they have a special relationship. If we are able to join the family at their home, the introductions go further. The family photo album comes out, and they take us on an anecdotal tour of their family’s history: how Mom and Dad first met; the embarrassment at the wedding banquet when Uncle Harry had too much to drink and led everybody in the pledge of allegiance; the time little David got lost at the shopping mall and would not give his name until he was bribed with three ice cream cones.
That is just how we would introduce our religious family, the Congregation of the Resurrection – or Resurrectionists, for short. We are a small religious community of priests and brothers who live and work throughout the world. When we introduce ourselves to people, they often mistake us for a larger and older order, the Redemptorists. In fact, a familiar quote we often hear, “We just love the Mother of Perpetual Help,” refers to a popular Redemptorists’ devotion to Mary. Chances are, though, you have not heard of us unless you have attended a “CR” parish or school.
We hope you will enjoy getting to know us by our website. Please contact us if you have any questions about our religious family.
May the Risen Christ bless you!
“Resurrectionists: Vocation Stories”
“Will you come and follow me
If I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know
And never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown,
Will you let my name be known,
Will you let my life be grown
In you and you in me?”