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New York City: Most Holy Redeemer Church


About Most Holy Redeemer Church:

Most Holy Redeemer Church was founded in 1844 by German immigrants.  The Mass consecrating the Church was celebrated by (then) Bishop John Neumann in 1852.  It is run under the auspices of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, known as  the Redemptorists (CSs.R).

The church is known for its many relics (over 150) including relics of St. Joachim, St. Ann, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Lazarus, St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Jerome and others.

Of particular note is the tomb of Saint Datian under the main altar:  it contains his skeleton covered in a wax effigy. The only other Saint whose complete remains are in New York City are those of Mother Cabrini at Mother Cabrini Shrine.

There is also a great devotion here to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (The Redemptorists have the original icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Church of Saint Alphonsus Liguori in Rome).

Finding Most Holy Redeemer Church:

Address:  173 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

Tel: +1 (212) 673-4224

Click here for the official website of Most Holy Redeemer Church in New York City.

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