Preaching Parish Missions
Redemptorists are known for their parish missions. Especially during the season of Advent and Lent popular parish missions are preached at various parishes throughout India in English and many other Indian languages and dialects.
The main purpose of the missions is the renewal of the entire parish with a call to repentance and conversion. There was a time when the Redemptorists were called ‘Redem-terrorists’, for their terrorizing sermons on death and hell fire. But today the focus of the preaching is on the unconditional love of God and the person’s response to this love, which necessarily lead to change of heart.