The Redemptorists are an international missionary congregation present in over seventy five countries. The Redemptorists in Africa and Madagascar have developed the following mission statement:
The Redemptorists are a missionary congregation committed to work through a model of perpetual partnership with the people of Africa and Madagascar. Drawing inspiration from the mission of Jesus Christ, the Redemptorists of Africa & Madagascar strive to live and respond to the mission call powerfully articulated by Jesus: “The Spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me. He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and to the blind new sight, to set the downtrodden free, to proclaim the Lord’s year of favour (Luke 4:18-19).”
The Redemptorists identify the following groups as amongst the most poor and abandoned in Africa and Madagascar:
- The rural poor who are abandoned by both the state and the church;
- The urban poor who have drifted to the cities;
- Youth, women and migrants.
How our Mission is Realised:
Redemptorists in Africa and Madagascar have developed five distinct components to help them implement their mission. The five mission components are: