the Redemptorists in Zimbabwe
Redemptorists in Zimbabwe

The Redemptorist Missionary

“Strong in faith, rejoicing in hope, burning with charity, on fire with zeal, in humility of heart and persevering in prayer, Redemptorists as apostolic men and genuine disciples of Saint Alphonsus follow Christ the Redeemer with hearts full of joy: denying themselves and always ready to understake what is demanding, they share in the mystery of Christ and proclaim it in Gospel simplicity of life and language, that they may bring to people plentiful redemption.”

From Constitution No. 20


Perhaps more than ever before, there is a need for people who can proclaim courageously the Good News of hope, love and reconciliation in a world where there is so much greed, violence, hopelessness and selfishness.


The Redemptorists in Africa & Madagascar make a very significant contribution in this area.


If you would like further information on religious life and the education and formation of the Redemptorists in Africa & Madagascar contact the appropriate country which interests you below:

Ordination in Kenya

Angola:   Fr. Bento Katchingangu CSsR   E-mail:

Burkina-Niger:  Fr. Nicolas Ayouba Issifi CSsR   E-mail:

Cote D’Ivoire :   Fr. Nicolas Ayouba Issifi CSsR   E-mail:

Democratic Republic of Congo:  Fr. Zephirin Luyila CSsR

Ghana :  Fr. Guillermo Giraldo CSsR

Kenya :  Fr. Ebertus Toppo CSsR   E-mail:

Madagascar:  Fr. Roger Raharijoana CSsR   E-mail:

Mozambique:  Fr. Santiago Lavigne CSsR   E-mail:

Nigeria:  Fr. Callistus Nwachukwu CSsR   E-mail:

South Africa:  Fr. Larry Kaufmann CSsR   E-mail:

Tete – Mozambique:  Fr. John Bermingham CSsR   E-mail:

Zimbabwe:  Fr. William Guri CSsR   E-mail:



Prayer for Redemptorist Vocations


God, we thank you

for the blessings you have given us

in Christ our Redeemer.

Let your Spirit overshadow your people,

making your gentle invitation

heard in many hearts.

Lord of the harvest,

bless the Redemptorist family

throughout the world

with many vocations,

so that those in greatest need

will experience the good news

of redemption.

May your love grow among us

and spread throughout all your creation,

Through Christ our Lord.



Mother of Perpetual Help,

pray for us.

Saint Alphonsus and all our saints,

pray for us.

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